Four of the best ways to spring clean in style

Luxe laundry and chic clothing care

Clockwise from far right: The Laundress Signature Detergent, £15.50. The Laundress Delicate Wash, £14.50. Tangent Garment Care orange oil-infused fine wash for delicates, €13. Total Wardrobe Care Moth Box, £7.90
Clockwise from far right: The Laundress Signature Detergent, £15.50. The Laundress Delicate Wash, £14.50. Tangent Garment Care orange oil-infused fine wash for delicates, €13. Total Wardrobe Care Moth Box, £7.90

1) The Laundress brings a new meaning to the concept of domestic arts. This line of non-toxic, biodegradable and allergen-free items includes everything from effective detergents to tasteful clothes pegs and sweater stones. The Signature Detergent (£15.50) smells crisp and clean and combines colour guard, natural bleach alternatives and stain fighters. The Delicate Wash (£14.50) is great for silk, extending the life of lingerie. The pièce de résistance is the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo (£14.50). This soft, cedar-infused, sulphate-free wonder cleans jumpers in a way that few professionals can pull off. thelaundress.com; also available from selfridges.com. CHRISTINA OHLY EVANS 

Chic clothes protectors by The English Room, from £58
Chic clothes protectors by The English Room, from £58

2) Theories to explain the increase in moths vary from climate change and the EU-wide banning of naphthalene (the chemical in old-fashioned mothballs) to the growing use of finer natural fibres and the overcrowded conditions in closets, where the grubs can feast undisturbed. Total Wardrobe Care’s Moth Box (£7.90) is a pheromone trap that catches the males and helps stop the breeding cycle. With elegant mauve stripes, it looks good and it works. The organic lavender anti-moth candle (£30) is more of an indulgence, but it’s a pleasure to have rooms smelling of sweet herbs rather than musty mothballs. totalwardrobecare.co.uk. AVRIL GROOM 

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3) The chic clothes protectors created by The English Room are perfectly understated and customisable. In dark green or navy, with a red trim, the covers (£58 for a suit or jacket cover, £60 for coat or dress covers) can be monogrammed in red (first four letters free). There are also matching bags for shoes (£46) and laundry (£29), which can be brought into play for storage or when travelling. english-room.co.uk. LUCIA VAN DER POST 

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4) Stockholm-based Tangent Garment Care has an e-shop full of beautifully packaged, non-mass-produced, eco-friendly (chemical-free) formulations designed to prolong the life of garments. Each of the products – such as the orange oil-infused fine wash for delicates and stain remover with hints of soya bean (€13 each) – is made with all-natural ingredients and scented with essential oils. There’s also a limited edition gin-and-tonic cleanser for shirts (developed with shirt manufacturer Another Shirt Please), a denim wash for jeans (€13) and a fabric softener with notes of peach oil and aloe vera (€13). tangentgc.com. CHRISTINA OHLY EVANS

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