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Robert Dyas extendable 3-tier airer

Running a small heated airer costs only 7% of what it takes to run a tumble dryer

As the weather turns cold and damp, it is the perfect time to think about how to dry laundry efficiently.
High street retailer, Robert Dyas has a range of practical solutions and innovative ideas aimed at transforming winter laundry days.

Rachel Brain, the company’s COO, said, “Drying laundry during the winter months can be a real headache, so we try to make life easy by offering solutions aimed at saving people space and cash.

“A simple heated airer will dry your clothes quickly at a fraction of the cost of a tumble dryer. Running a small heated airer costs only 7% of what it takes to run a tumble dryer, just two pence per hour compared to an average of thirty pence per hour.”

In addition, a compact expanding airer takes up very little space in cramped accommodation. Catherine Rose, a first-year student from Nottingham University said, “Student rooms are pretty small so a tiered extendable airer is ideal and saves you draping clothes over the radiator and doors.

“The airer is easily adjustable and folds right down for easy storage when it’s not in use. It also saves me spending money on tumble dryers in the student halls laundromat.

“I had never been near the washing machine at home before starting university and as a result the first few weeks were a pretty steep learning curve for me. I have put together a few tips for students which I have learned from my experience of washing my own clothes.”

10 Good laundry habits:

1. Have a laundry strategy and be organised!

2. Buy a small laundry basket ( (£5.49-£61.99) and do a wash whenever it becomes full.

3. Never put on half a load as this wastes energy and money.

4. Read washing instruction labels carefully and make sure you understand the symbols.

5. Separate whites, colours and delicates. Use common sense. Don’t wash dark-coloured items such as jeans that could release the dye with your favourite white T-Shirt.

6. There are a variety of detergents to choose from. Tablets and pods are less messy than powder or liquid.Biological detergents have special enzymes to help break down stains and dirt. Good for washing filthy sports
kit! Non-biological detergents are kinder to sensitive
skin. Fabric softener is an option but not a necessity.

7. Select the correct washing machine setting and appropriate temperature (The laundry label provides this information). It’s important to pick the right setting, otherwise you could end up with a wardrobe full of crop tops and three-quarter length trousers. Watch out for wool and silks that require delicate treatment.

8. Avoid tumble drying. Not only is this an expensive option but certain items may be too delicate to tumble dry and wool can shrink.

9. Hang clean clothes up immediately on a clothes line, tiered airer or heated airer. ( (£49.99). A heated airer will speed up the drying process, maximises drying space and avoids draping clothing over radiators. Compact extendable airers are also available ( (£19.99). Allow enough time for laundry to air and dry properly even after ironing.

10. Buy loads of extra pants and socks to avoid wearing them twice. Choose socks with the same pattern or colour way to make pairing easy.

In the event of a washing disaster, do not panic! There are some solutions. A colour-run can be reversed with the aid of a colour catcher sheet ( (£2.79) but sadly shrinkage is irreversible.

Robert Dyas is offering students an extra 10% discount in-store on presentation of a valid student card at the till or students can register and verify their status at Unidays to get 10% off online. For more information please visit (

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About Robert Dyas:

Robert Dyas, a man of notable character and remarkable determination, founded the company in 1872. He had a vision to provide customers with the best products, service and advice possible – a tradition that continues to be the focus of the company to this day. In 2012, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.

Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Robert Dyas tradition of excellent customer service.

Robert Dyas offers an extensive range of household products. The range includes smart home technology, DIY solutions, small and domestic appliances, homeware, bakeware and kitchenware, outdoor and garden, utility, gifts, textiles plus Christmas trees and gifts.

The company has 94 stores, ranging from 1,250 to 9,000 square feet (116 to 836 square meters) and operates online and in the South of England. The most western store is in Yeovil, the most eastern store in Colchester, the most northern store in Solihull and the store furthest south is in Eastbourne. The company’s head office is now based in Wimbledon.


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