We’re not exactly sure who wants to read a blog about laundry (or dishwashing), but having one helps more people find us on the internet – so every so often we’ll post an update, maybe some detergent trivia, perhaps a joke about non-bio, sometimes even an ode to the dirty dishes. Welcome to a smol blog. posted.


slip, slop, soak, slap, smol!

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As the heat of the UK summer continues rising, we’ve had more and more requests for tips on how to remove sun cream stains. Sun cream stains are oil based, making them a nightmare to remove! Everyone’s heard of the famous ‘slip, slop, slap’ sun protection campaign. So whilst you’re protecting yourself from the sun, we’ve come up with a nifty campaign to protect your clothes from suncream. As soon as you can, slip out of your stained clothes & try to rinse any sun cream marks inside-out under a cold, running tap to remove any excess product. Try not...

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a smol training session in gym wear

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Now that summer has arrived, panic has settled in and the pre-holiday gym rush has begun.Although going to the gym can be a real chore, it's the chores afterwards that really wear us out; we're haunted by the dirty, smelly, sweaty pile of grotty gym gear. And it doesn't take a fitness fanatic to know that workout clothes, often made from polyester, elastane, lycra and other synthetic materials, are a bit complicated when it comes to washing.So here at smol we've composed a list of our top tips to tackle smelly gym clothes.1. Air them outAs tempting as it is...

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the unsung hero of the utility

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Let’s hear it for the washing machine. It’s an unsung heroine of the utility and here at smol (the home of laundry revolution) we applaud this revolutionary marvel.   Imagine life before washing machines. Early humans washed their laundry in rivers with no soap and a lot of thrashing about on rocks. It was hard work. Egyptians were busy dodging crocodiles whilst ancient Britons prayed for sunshine to get the drying done.   The ever-inventive Romans made machines called Fulling Mills. These tiny watermills worked hammers that bashed the clothes clean. Slightly better than the river dance but without soap...

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do astronauts wash their smols?

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There are some big space fans here at smol. We have been following the recent adventures of the SpaceX Dragon and were excited to see its safe descent into the Atlantic Ocean after its successful docking with the International Space Station.   Talk turned to life in space and we couldn’t help but wonder about laundry. With 3 crew members on board each staying 6 months, that’s over 540 pairs of pants! Clearly, it’s not practical to take that many into orbit so they must be cleaning them somehow? Our smol capsules don’t need much room so we think they...

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easy as pie

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In 1998 a group of catering students from Stratford-upon-Avon cooked the world’s largest Steak and Kidney pie. The pie dish measured nearly 10 metres long by over 2 metres wide and was 0.6m deep. That’s a lot of pie. And a lot of pastry (816.69kg to be precise).   We are sure the pie was delicious but can you imagine the washing up? Luckily for us and our more modest pies there are smol’s very new and very brilliant dishwash tablets. Just pop one in the dishwasher and those dirty dishes will be a thing of the past.   However,...

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