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Spring Cleaning Tips from Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent

Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent can give you a jump start on spring cleaning. This article discusses when and how to use our detergent around the house.

After a long and seemingly endless winter, spring has (finally!) sprung at Heritage Park Laundry Essentials headquarters. And if you're anything like us, your to-do list for a thorough spring cleaning was ready weeks before the first forsythia bush flowered. But you may not know that Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent - with its blend of powerful cleaning enzymes - can help you tackle your cleaning checklist for any season naturally and effectively.

Add Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent to Your Spring Clean Routine

Of course, a whole-house deep clean will require all the usual cleaning products: vacuum, glass cleaner, countertop cleaning spray, a bucket of hot water, paper towels, white vinegar, and more. Seasonal cleaning is not a job for the weak. But you can easily attack many tasks -- and green-up your cleaning--by adding a bottle of our Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent to your cleaning supplies.

The Heritage Park clean team is ready to share some of our own cleaning tips and favorite ways to use our natural, effective, laundry detergent.

Drive Dirt and Grime Out of Washable Rugs

We think washable rugs are one of the greatest home furnishing innovations in recent memory, especially if you've got children, pets, or children who behave like pets (we’ve been there). We have several washable rugs strategically laid in entryways and high-traffic areas where they do an amazing job of trapping dirt and debris from foot traffic. Our dogs also love them for lounging. The best part is they can be popped right in the washing machine where they clean up beautifully. Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent is perfect for washable rugs because it’s made with safe, hardworking, natural and naturally derived ingredients. It releases dirt and cleans rugs without harsh chemicals. It’s also hypoallergenic (so you can feel safe about all the pets and tiny humans rolling around on your rug) and Leaping Bunny approved as never being tested on animals (we love our four-legged family members too much for that).

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How-to get dirt and grime out of a rug

Make An Enzyme Spray for Spot Cleaning Carpets

It happens every year: the days get longer, the light shifts, and we see all the stains we didn’t notice or wipe up over the winter. Between professional cleanings, we recommend mixing our concentrated detergent with warm water in a spray bottle to make dual purpose enzyme stain remover and cleaning solution. Learn how enzymes work to remove stains here. Thoroughly spray the area and let the enzymes work to break down the dirt and stain. If it’s a large area rug, be sure to lay a folded clean towel underneath to protect hardwood flooring from the moisture. Blot with a clean cloth, spray again, rub/dab gently and allow to air dry. Repeat if needed.

Spiff Up Slipcovers and Stuffies

With kids and pets in the mix, we’ve added washable slipcovers to our family room decor. In spring and fall we take these off and give them a thorough cleaning in the wash. Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent was made to clean and protect luxury fabric; it contains no harsh chemicals, bleach, or optical brighteners. It gets our slipcovers super clean without damaging or fading the fabric. And while you’re at it, spring is a great time to wash that collection of well-loved stuffed animals perched around your playroom. Our fragrance free detergent is dermatologist and pediatrician tested so your little ones can safely snuggle their stuffies all day long.

Should you wash your kids stuffed animals?

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Dispel the Dust Mites from Draperies

We love everything about our window treatments, except how they collect dust. Draperies (even sheers) are notorious dust magnets, and dust mites are a common and pervasive environmental allergen. Give your washable draperies the dust-busting deep cleaning they deserve with hypoallergenic, gentle Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent. If you’re swapping out heavy winter draperies for summertime sheers, wash both sets of draperies before storing and hanging respectively.

Freshen Up Bedding Accessories

Many people switch out heavier winter sheets, blankets and quilts for lighter bed linens more appropriate for warmer weather. Of course, we recommend washing everything you’re getting ready to store for the season (and dry clean any blankets or quilts that need it) before putting them away. Another pro tip: spring is also a great time to give a good wash to your mattress pad, pillow protectors, comforters, and dust ruffle or bed skirt. These have likely picked up their fair share of dust mites and allergens over the winter; always follow manufacturer’s directions and if your items can be laundered, give them a fresh start with a thorough wash in Heritage Park.

Banish the Bathroom Blues

By the time spring arrives, nearly every bathroom could use a little love. Along with a good cleaning, we recommend opening the windows, tossing out any clutter that may have accumulated, and giving your shower curtain and liner a good wash. Spring is also a great time to rotate your towel collection so they wear more evenly. If you find that your well-used towels have grown dingy and scratchy due to hard water build up, use our favorite cleaning hack to get them fresh, fluffy, and looking like new with two easy washes in baking soda and vinegar. Click here for the instructions. Also, go easy on the dryer with your bath towels; too much heat can damage even high-quality bath towels over time. And avoid using fabric softener and dryer sheets which leave a waxy build-up.

Get Your Machine Super Clean

After all those loads of wash, make time to clean your washing machine this spring. This is particularly important if you have a front-load washer. These machines are efficient and easy to use, but they tend to smell a bit musty after a while. Follow these instructions for cleaning your front-load washer and maintaining it to minimize odor. And always remember to use a detergent formulated for HE machines like Heritage Park; this will help keep your machine running well and efficiently.

Getting the Musty Smell Out of Your Front-Loader

Car Cleaning Made Simple

Give a spring cleaning to your "home on wheels." Whether you’re chauffeuring kids, making a long commute, or driving for your job, your car or truck is doing double or triple duty as an office, living room, and dining room. And that means stains and spills: a little coffee here, a dollop of ketchup from the fast food drive-thru there, messy kids and pets in the back seat… you know the drill. Not to mention the winter grime and salt that builds up on the carpets! After an outside wash, thoroughly vacuum the inside of your vehicle, paying special attention to the floor mats and upholstery. Clean the windows, and wipe down hard surfaces with a vinyl cleaner. Then remove and spray down your floor mats with the hose and give them a scrub with a little Heritage Park Laundry Detergent to get them fresh and clean; dry in the sun. Spot treat upholstery with the same water/detergent solution you used inside your home to remove most stains.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our spring cleaning tip list! If you discover another great use for our All-Purpose Laundry Detergent, drop us a line at info@hplaundry.com and let us know what’s working for you.

Heritage Park Laundry Essentials

At Heritage Park, caring for fine fabric is our passion. As lifelong collectors of luxury sheets, towels, and cloths, we found many commercially available "gentle detergents" either damaged our fabrics or didn't get the job done, leaving stains. We knew we could do better. So we developed a formula with the perfect balance of powerful -- yet safe -- ingredients designed to remove tough, set-in stains while remaining gentle on luxury linens. Please connect with us at (800) 977-1841 or visit our store with any product feedback or cleaning questions.

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