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.


smol talk

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We’re often fielding questions here at smol (keep them coming) but when we’re not being quizzed for our top laundry tips we’re often asked what does smol actually mean? Does it stand for anything? Is it from another language and just how exactly do you say it out loud?  Time then to clear up any confusion, set the record straight and explain the meaning behind the word. smol is something or someone that is extremely small and just completely adorable. Given the tiny size of our capsules, you can see why we felt it appropriate. We’ve probably witnessed most spelt...

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back to school? back to smol.

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Wow, this summer has absolutely flown by! We can’t believe it’s back-to-school time already! For many of us, back to school means back to the morning rush, the stress of making sure they’ve done their homework, and dealing with the mountain of school uniform in the laundry pile.  Here at smol, we understand how hectic the start of a new school year can be, and whilst we can’t help with their homework, we can help with their school uniforms! So we’ve put together a list of the most common schoolyard stains, and how to get rid of them! Grass- soak...

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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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