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Someone has spilled coffee on your snazzy branded table cloth? Don’t sweat it.
Mucky hands on your media stand? No problem.
Dirty shoe marks on your indoor seating cube? Total non issue.

‘How can you be so relaxed about dirty displays?!’ we hear you cry. Quite simple really, almost all of our products can be washed. At home. By you. With your regular, everyday detergent.

Yep, you heard us. Just one of the many benefits to choosing fabric for your next exhibition!

Being able to wash muck out is just one of the many perks of choosing fabric for your exhibition display.

We know how it is, washing is a bit boring. The cycle isn’t long enough to get anything truly productive done but a bit too long to just sit and do nothing. Besides, you are probably just so excited to see your fresh and clean fabric it’s hard to concentrate on much anyway.

So how are you meant to while away the time?

For the purposes of this article, let’s assume your wash cycle is 1 hour long.

Here are 10 things you could do to try and distract yourself whilst waiting for the wash cycle to finish:


1. Whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. 

Feel free to substitute chocolate chips with oat and raisin, coconut, blueberries… anything you like. Who are we to tell you which flavour cookie to bake?!


2. Work on those abs.

Challenge yourself to see how many crunches you can do in an hour. This is a particularly good one if you did whip up a batch of cookies and then proceeded to eat them all. Fresh from the oven. Hey, no judgement here!

3. Give your mum a call.

You may not have spoken in weeks! Brighten her day and call for a little chat.
Ideas for things to talk about – tell her how fab your exhibition space looks since discovering Ink on Fabric!

4. Read a chapter or two of a book.

Story book, biography, a handy guide. Whatever you feel like. Getting lost in an imaginary world, learning a lesson from one of your idols or trying a new skill is never time wasted.

5. Work out your brain.

Modern life can take its toll on our brains. We have become so used to the internet making things easy for us, it can be hard to tell if our brains even work anymore! Use this hour to put yours to the test! Do a crossword or try some Sudoku.

6. Slow down.

Now to the opposite end of the scale.

Maybe your brain is on the go all the time. Constantly thinking about what you have to do next. Writing and rewriting to do lists in your head. Remembering to pick the kids up for school whilst fighting fires at work. It sounds completely exhausting!

Take this hour to not do much at all. Try an adult colouring book or jump on the meditating hype. You will feel much better for it.


Yeah, probably not the most appealing idea on the list. Just think how good you will feel after it’s done! You might as well get all of the housekeeping tasks done in one go.

As my mum always said, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

8. Make up a dance routine to your favourite song and become an internet sensation.

If you’re anything like us, you need a pumping sound track to get through mundane tasks like doing the laundry or washing dishes. You have probably become a dab hand at performing your favourite songs. Well, why stop at singing? Make up a dance routine too and become the superstar you know you are!

Don’t keep all your talent to yourself though! Post a video on YouTube, go viral and become an internet sensation*.

*We can’t promise that you will actually become an internet sensation, but you never know. We have all seen the ‘Sittin’ on the toilet’ girl!


9. Find some inspiration for your next exhibition.

Feast your eyes on some drool worthy designs. Grab a piece of paper and start sketching some ideas for a new stand cover.


10. See how many cat videos you can get through on YouTube.

Or dog videos, we’re not here to discriminate. Either way watching kitties and pooches get up to adorably silly things is a good way to spend an hour (and probably more!)


So, what are you going to do when waiting for the washing to finish?