Last month, ihateironing were proud and honoured to be invited to attend the Federation of Small Business Awards held in London’s prestigious Marylebone. We’d made the final in the category of Digital Business of the Year for the London region. The awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the UK, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months. In what was an extremely well organised and entertaining event, ihateironing emerged on…Continue Reading “ihateironing Take Home Accolade for London Region at FSB Awards”

  If you haven’t already guessed from the title, today’s post is all about comparing my experience of working in a law firm to that of working in a start up business. So who am I? I am a law graduate from the class of 2017, who has taken time out to gain some commercial experience before heading back to university to do my masters. I feel it is important to note however that this plan is still subject to change. – So why commercial…Continue Reading “Law firm vs Startup – By Rachel Sanguinetti”

New ihateironing delivery van

You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. –  Steve Jobs At ihateironing, our aim is to provide the best dry cleaning and laundry delivery on earth. The more time I spend in the company, the more I realise that this is not as simple as it sounds. If the goal was to make ihateironing into the biggest on demand laundry service in the world this would be infinitely more achievable. The fly in the ointment is that it wouldn’t…Continue Reading “Why We’re Not Resting On Our Laurels”

ihateironing: How To Move From Corporate To A Startup Job

From Dry Shampoo To Dry Cleaning “Love what you do, put your heart into it and you will be rewarded.” – Aaron Morse (Kiehl’s 2nd Generation, Family Founder) If you are in your late twenties or thirties there is a good chance that you have been working in the corporate world for some time and you have an itch that you’ve been meaning to scratch. You’ve built up a solid career, made great connections and are beginning to rise the corporate ladder, but something isn’t…Continue Reading “How To Move From Corporate To A Startup Job”

succeed with limited resources

The CEO’s insight on how to focus your efforts in order to succeed with limited resources. You have lots of ideas and numerous potential projects that you’d like to initiate that could improve your business and help you to grow. However, like 98% of start-ups and small businesses, financial and human resources are limited so you have to pick and choose where to focus your efforts. Determining what to spend your limited time and cash on is really difficult. We had a great example of this in…Continue Reading “How to succeed with limited resources”

optimise your productivity

The CEO’s insight on how to optimise your productivity, both in the workplace and out. Most start-ups I know have embraced and embedded a data-driven culture. The effectiveness of new product features and marketing channels are rigorously tested and quantified before being rolled out. Then once adopted they are subjected to ongoing data driven optimisations. It seems we’ve used this data driven approach to optimise the performance of nearly every aspect of our businesses. However, there is one glaring omission, something that has a bigger impact on…Continue Reading “Optimising Your Productivity”

Productivity Tips for The New Year

At ihateironing we’re always looking out for ways that we can make our customers’ lives easier and more hassle free. As it’s the new year we thought we would publish a write-up of some of the best and most time saving productivity tips that we’ve come across to help make the transition into the new year a little easier for you. 2017 is set to be the year that artificial intelligence comes into its own. There’s a huge deal of excitement about the ability…Continue Reading “Productivity Tips For The New Year”

ihateironing delivery van

Did you know, it is incredibly easy to re-schedule your ihateironing order? It can be done in just a couple of clicks. If you have any issues with the below, you can always give our friendly customer service team a call on 0207 060 4939. Happy re-scheduling 🙂 Click the relevant link below for the steps: Re-scheduling on the Website Re-scheduling on Apple iOS Rescheduling on Android Re-scheduling on the Website Step 1: Login to your ihateironing account using the link below: (If you…Continue Reading “How to re-schedule your order”

London Fashion Week SS17

10 Hottest Trends From London Fashion Week SS17 As Fashion Week draws to a close for another season, we round up the top 10 trends for Spring / Summer 17. From ruffles to patchwork denim, here are the styles that will be making an impact on your wardrobe in 2017. #1 MODERNIST UTILITY Introducing Modernist Utility, the SS17 trend spotted at the resort collections of Calvin Klein, Jil Sander and Jil Oh to name a few. Lightweight and belted are the only qualities that your summer…Continue Reading “10 Hottest Trends From London Fashion Week SS17”

ihateironing blog makeover

The Founder & CEO of ihateironing, Matt Connelly explains his unique business perspective Consistently people comment on how friendly and attentive the drivers and customer service staff are, how great the clothes look and smell, and give little stories of team members going above and beyond. I thought it might be interesting to give a little back story into why our service is the way it is. My original idea for ihateironing was to create a dry cleaning and shirt service, with an added layer…Continue Reading “The Early Days”

Laundry Symbols

Laundry Symbols Explained When you stare blankly at the laundry symbols on your most prized possessions does your head spin? Have you ever bought a beautiful garment, worn it, looked at the care label symbols and thrown it in the laundry basket promising a hand wash that never happens? We’re all guilty of speed reading the label and hurriedly throwing our favourite items in the wash at 30 in the hope that it will come out of the wash just fine, right? We know the feeling…Continue Reading “Laundry Symbols Explained: Ultimate Guide To Care Labels”

How to choose the perfect white shirt

How To Choose The Perfect White Shirt The white shirt is the cornerstone of a man’s wardrobe.  Its elegant simplicity bears something few garments possess; it’s a canvas but yet, complete. The classic white shirt has been with us since our childhood years of wearing the school uniform. Thankfully, there are more options available to you now however your choice can make or break your outfit.  We recommend you start with 3 questions, weave, cuff and collar. WEAVE When choosing your perfect white shirt, understanding…Continue Reading “How To Choose The Perfect White Shirt”