The areas we cover:

Addington

Dulwich Village

New Addington

Albany Park

East Dulwich

New Cross

Anerley

East Wickham

New Eltham

Beckenham

Eden Park

North Dulwich

Bellingham

Elmers End

Nunhead

Belvedere

Elmstead

Orpington

Bermondsey

Elmstead Woods

Peckham

Bickley

Eltham

Peckham Rye

Biggin Hill

Evelyn

Penge

Blackheath

Falconwood

Plumstead

Brockley

Falconwood

Pratt's Bottom

Bromley

Farnborough

Shirley

Bromley Common

Foots Cray

Shortlands

Bromley North

Forest Hill

Sidcup

Bromley South

Greenwich

Sundridge Park

Camberwell

Grove Park

Surrey Quays

Catford

Hayes

Swanley

Charlton

Herne Hill

Sydenham Hill

Chelsfield

Hither Green

Tatsfield

Chinbrook

Honor Oak

Tulse Hill

Chislehurst

Horn Park

Upper Norwood

Crofton Park

Kennington

Well Hill

Croydon

Keston

Welling

Crystal Palace

Kidbrooke

West Dulwich

Cudham

Ladywell

West Norwood

Denmark Hill

Lee

West Wickham

Deptford

Lewisham

Westcombe Park

Downe

Longlands

Downham

Maze Hill


Dulwich

Mottingham

  • All postcodes in BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, BR5, BR6, BR7, BR8

  • All postcodes in SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27

  • All postcodes in DA14, DA15, DA16, DA17

  • CR0

If you're out of our coverage area, don't worry, we can still help at a small fuel surcharge depending on where you are. Contact us for a reasonable quote!

Published in Ironing
Sunday, 06 February 2011 21:12

Washing and Ironing tips and tricks

Before you start the washing machine:

  • Sort the clothes by colour and level of dirtiness. Put the fluffy ones in a separate pile.
  • Zip up all clothes so that they are not damaged during washing.
  • If any garment needs sewing or repair, it must be done before the washing.
  • Small garments from delicate materials (such as underwear) should be hand washed because during the washing they get into a pillow or a sleeve and after that they don’t look good. An alternative is to put them all in a special bag for delicate garments which you put in with the rest of the clothes. The bag keeps them separate and allows them a good wash.
  • Use the different programs and temperatures of the washing machine very careful:
    1. Wash slightly dirty clothes at 40°C.
    2. Wash heavy dirty clothes at 60°C.
    3. Synthetics at 50°C.
    4. Wool and woollen fabrics at 40°C with no fast spin.
  • Clean the filter of the washing machine at least once a month.
  • After using the washing machine dry up the sealing rubber band between the door and the drum and the leave the door open so that the drum can dry out. You will prevent the appearance of mould this way.

Washing:

Hand washing:

  • Delicate fabrics like silk, lace and wool are best to be washed by hand.
  • Use a detergent designed for hand washing.
  • Pre-soak clothes in cold water without any detergent (it is added afterwards).
  • Rinse the garments repeatedly with cold water so you don’t damage the fabrics.
  • If you’re washing silk clothes, add to the water in the last rinse a little vinegar. This will add shine to the silk garments.

Detergents:

  • The detergents used for washing are usually organic or synthetic.
  • The synthetic ones are best for washing coloured and very dirty clothes.
  • Liquid detergents are friendlier to you clothes than powder ones.
  • The detergents used for hand washing are not good for machine wash as they form too much foam.
  • If you are an eco standards supporter, the market offers organic products whose ingredients break down dirt with the help of microorganisms.
  • Do not hesitate to use softeners. Their use is not wasteful and unnecessary spending of money.
  • They don’t only make you washing smell nice but they also “catch” the static electricity from the clothes.

Stain removal:

  • The market offers loads of different products designed to combat stains of any origin.
  • First, treat the stain with the stain removal detergent, following the instructions on it container and then wash the whole garment (no prewash!).

Dry Cleaning

  • Some fabrics are no subject to washing.
  • The garments made from them should be taken to the dry cleaners’ but be careful – they shouldn’t be treated too often.
  • Clothes manufacturers often insure themselves by recommending dry clean only on their production.
  • If you wash some of these garments carefully they won’t be damaged.
  • For example cashmere and silk garments in addition to the dry cleaner may be hand washed very delicate with a special, friendly detergent.

Drying:

On the line:

  • The classic method of drying clothes on the line is still the most popular one.
  • Still there are simple rules which if followed will help you enjoy better results and easier ironing after that.
  • Before putting the garment on the line is very important to shape it up with a few shakes to straighten up the creases. This way the garment will dry out less wrinkled and it will be easier to iron it.
  • Put the pegs on:
    1. The hems for t-shirts, shirts, sweatshirts, blouses and sweaters.
    2. The shoulders for dresses, if there are no shoulders use the hems again.
    3. The belts for straight skirts and trousers.
    4. The toes for socks.

Dryers:

  • Do not overload and regularly clean its filters.
  • For easier ironing, do not overdry the clothes.
  • Remove the clothes from the dryer as soon as the cycle is finished and if you’re not going to iron them straight away, leave them unfolded so there are no additional creases.

Woollens:

  • To keep them from shrinking, you must know not only how to wash them but also how to dry them.
  • Never put them in the dryer.
  • Carefully drain out the wet garment and leave it on top of a towel on a flat surface.
  • Do not expose it to direct sunlight.
  • If the woollen garment is very heavy or hand knitted, so that it doesn’t expand, you can drain it with putting it in a towel and rolling it up. Then unroll it and place it to dry on another, dry towel.

Ironing:

  • Before ironing check the label of the garment and observe the temperature stated there.
  • Iron clothes from inside out to avoid any “shine” on the fabric and “iron” marks as well.
  • Never iron velvet garments. To straighten their creases use only steam from the iron or place them in the bathroom after a shower.
  • If you iron makes uneven water sprays, then it’s much better to use a plastic bottle with a spray to make the garments damp.
  • The iron can be cleaned from limescale if you pour in the water tank a little white wine or vinegar (still you have to read the instructions of your own iron as it may not be treated this way). Then put on “Steam” for 5 minutes. After that, turn it off and let its plate cool down and then pour out the remaining liquid from the tank.
  • The iron plate may be cleaned with a paste made from water and baking soda. Rub in with a soft and clean cloth until the dirt falls off. In the end remove what’s left from the paste with a clean cloth.
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How many items(shirts, skirts, trousers) are ironed per one hour?

- We aim to be efficient and also keep up to high quality standards so we balance at approx. 10 shirts per hour. Of course, this depends on the fabric and the current state of the garment as well (e.g. over dried, too many creases).

How long does it take from collection to delivery of my ironing?

- Our maximum turnover time is 48 hours.

When do we collect and deliver ironing?

- We’re collecting and delivering every day between 6pm and 10 pm. We don’t rest on weekends.

Which areas do we cover?

- We cover South East London, view our Covered Areas for more information. If we don't cover your area, we can still give you a reasonable quote.

How much will my ironing cost and how do I pay?

- Please see our Services and Prices Section for pricing schemes and choose which one is better for you. You pay when we deliver your ironing in cash or cheque.

What happens if I am not in when my ironing is collected or delivered?

- We will come back again to you but we do have to ask from you a small charge of £2 each way for the additional trips made.

How should I pack up my ironing ready for collection?

- Put everything neatly in a big bag and that’s all. Include hangers for items that will need them. If you don't have enough hangers, we'll give you some for free.

Are you insured?

- We carry full public liability insurance.

What is your minimum order?

- We operate with 2 hours(when paying per hour) or £20(per order when using itemised scheme) minimum order.

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CheapIroningServices was founded in 2010. We are a young and ambitious team, pointed at full satisfaction of our list of clients. At the moment we are serving clients at South, South-East London, but we consider requests from all around London and the M25.

We all have years of experience in ironing and we'll do our best to meet your requirements and high standards. If you have any special requests - don't think twice - let us know so that we fulfil our services to your satisfaction.

If you've got a business that needs our help, please contact us - we'll be happy to help. We always offer the best quotes for our long term partners.

We aim to provide quality services to domestic and business customers and we count on you spreading the word for us. Because there is no better advert than that.

If you have any questions visit the FAQ section for answers or phone us on 078 3772 4543 or 020 8313 3288.

Published in Ironing
Sunday, 06 February 2011 20:25

Ironing Services and Prices

YOU CAN CALCULATE YOUR IRONING AND BOOK IT NOW HERE!

Pleas note: as we are offering FREE pickup and delivery, our MINIMUM charge is £20 per order!

What we do:

  • Regular ironing services (weekly, fortnightly or monthly)

  • One off ironing services

  • Washing

  • Washing, drying & ironing

We have two ways of charging and let our customers choose which scheme suits their needs best. You can choose between:

  • A flat rate of £13 per hour (pick-up and delivery included) - for one hour we iron 10 shirts approximately. If you require washing, drying & ironing, there  is a charge of £8.50 for up to 4kg of clothes for washing.

  • Itemised scheme. Below you can see our rates:

 

Ironing

Washing&Ironing

Adult

 

 

Skirts, shirts, dresses, trousers

£1.20

£2.20

T-Shirts, polo shirts, jumpers, sweat shirts, shorts

£0.80

£1.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Childrens Clothes

 

 

Up to age 6 (1 item)

£0.50

£0.85

Up to age 12 (1 item)

£0.65

£1.10

 

 

 

Bedding

 

 

Pillowcases

£0.70

£1.30

 

 

 

Single

 

 

Sheet

£1.80

£3.20

Duvet Cover

£1.80

£3.20

 

 

 

Double

 

 

Sheet

£2.30

£4.20

Duvet Cover

£2.30

£4.20

 

 

 

King Size

 

 

Sheet

£2.80

£5.20

Duvet Cover

£2.80

£5.20

 

 

 

Super King Size

 

 

Sheet

£3.30

£6.20

Duvet Cover

£3.30

£6.20

 

 

 

Household

 

 

Hankies, flannel, napkins, tea towels

£0.40

£0.70

 

 

 

Tablecloths

 

 

Small

£1.20

£2.20

Large

£1.80

£3.20

Trade accounts are welcomed - we will be more than happy to help you in your washing and ironing needs for your restaurant, banquet, etc.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Published in Ironing
Monday, 17 January 2011 21:16

Cheap Ironing Services in South East London

There is an old saying "First impression is from your dress, last impression is from your brains". What we do is care about your clothes and make them look as good as new. So that we can leave the rest to you - exercise your brains while we make your clothes look neat and perfect.

Did you know that if you do ironing yourself 2 hours on regular each week - that makes it 104 hours per year. This is 13 days a year, if you iron 8 hours a day on average.And for a regular family of 4, this doubles up - so you spend a whole month a year ironing. Do you not have anything better to do? Spend some precious time with your family or friends, go on holiday, or just enjoy a relaxing break.

Some more interesting facts ironing that we will be more than happy to help you avoid:

* In a lifetime on average men iron 75 miles, women do 215.
* A research between 3500 adults showed that 45% of men delibarately ironed badly so that they wouldn't be asked to do that again.
* The most favourite time for ironing is between 3pm and 6 pm on Sunday.
* Fifty percent of the people that took part in the research have ruined their clothes due to their lack of skill in ironing.

Pleas note: as we are offering FREE pickup and delivery, our MINIMUM charge is £20 per order!

YOU CAN CALCULATE YOUR IRONING AND BOOK IT NOW HERE!


Maybe you're too busy with work, or kids, or just generally prefer to do something better than ironing - this is why we're here - to help you. All you have to do is put everything in a bag and call us. We will take care for the rest. Our guarantee is that you'll have your clothes back but in a stunning condition.

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