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Review: Portable Laundry Bag from Brabantia

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Home & Lifestyle, Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 04-04-2013

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Since becoming a parent – and also a product reviewer – I find myself getting weirdly excited about the strangest things. You’ll all no doubt recall my maddening enthusiasm for a washing line last year, well this year I’m continuing the washing theme by getting a little carried away with a laundry bag. Yes, a LAUNDRY BAG. Clearly I need help.
Its so pretty. *Ahem* Anyway, the team at Brabantia have done it again with this functional yet fun laundry bag. It has a round opening at the top to toss in your laundry. Whats a bit genius about this bag however is that the top folds out so the round opening forms a handle which you can either carry with your hand or wear over your shoulder.
It has a capacity of 55 litres and once full that equates a standard 10 kg load in your washing machine. We are using ours as somewhere to put dirty towels which previously used to fill our existing laundry baskets. Now once this is full I know I have a full load for my washing machine. I can just carry the bag downstairs and load the machine up. So easy and so convenient. What’s more the bag looks nice. Available in a range of colours – Pansy Purple which you see here, Caribbean Blue, Lipstick Red, Lemon Yellow and Grey – the bag will brighten up the corner of any room, or in our case, in the hall upstairs.

As well as be a stylish laundry bag, you could also use it to store your children’s toys in. One of these would look great in their bedroom or play room filled with soft toys and teddy bears. 


You can find the full range of Laundry Bags on the Brabantia website.

Washing Machine Repairs

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 25-06-2012

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I’m certain that I’m not the only Mum (or Dad) who feels like their washing machine is on all the time. As soon as a child arrives into your life your washing seems to multiply overnight. Newborns have this unfortunate tendency to bring their milk back up on themselves, and quite often you, whilst as soon as you bring food into the equation things just get messier. Once they are crawling and eventually walking about by themselves they have a brilliantly helpful ability to seek out the dirtiest place and cover themselves. My Little Man enjoys nothing more than spending his days sat in the garden, either shovelling soil onto himself, or sitting in puddles of water. If he’s feeling really helpful, he often combines the too. Needless to say his clothes are permanently caked in mud, so the washing machine tends to be on more often than not at the moment.

I can’t imagine what I’d do if my washing machine broke down for any length of time – I’d probably end up at my Mum’s house! But if it ever does happen my first phone call will be to Domestic & General Repair And Protect. By calling their free phone number I can get a quote, choose a date for the repair to be done which is convenient to me, and decide which of their payment options works best for me. All prices which are quoted are totals – there’s no hidden labour or parts costs, and if for any reason their engineers can’t fix the fault, I don’t pay them. Their engineers are all manufacturer specialists and only use official brand parts making sure that you get the best possible repair.

As well as fixing washing machines Domestic & General Repair And Protect offer repairs from dishwashers, fridges and freezer, ovens, hobs and cookers. They should definitely be your first port of call when one of your appliances breaks down.