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The Laundry Lowdown

10 Tips to Organize Your Laundry Space: Say Goodbye to Bedroom Clutter

This blog from Heritage Park Laundry Essentials provides a step-by-step guide to creating a clutter-free laundry space, which can help...
A clean, organized laundry room
The article is a Q&A conducted with Texas-based home services company, Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric. The topic is septic-safe laundry detergent. Septic systems are used in over a quarter of American homes, and require regular maintenance to avoid backups and damage to the bacteria that break down waste. It is also important to use a septic-safe detergent, like those produced by Heritage Park. Made with safe, natural ingredients, Heritage Park detergents are biodegradable and environmentally-friendly, making them a great choice for septic owners and anyone who wants to clean their clothes effectively with minimal environmental impact.
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We offers advice on how to protect laundry from hard water, which has a high mineral content that can damage fabrics, especially bath towels. Hard water can cause laundry to look dingy, feel scratchy, and lose its softness and absorbency over time. By using a neutral-pH detergent to counteract the effects of hard water and installing a whole-home water softener to remove minerals from the water or a salt-free descaling system that alters the structure of the minerals in the water to prevent them from adhering to surfaces.
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We suggests using hypoallergenic laundry detergent for pet accessories and gear. Using hypoallergenic detergent on pet beds and accessories can help reduce the risk of allergic reactions, skin irritation, respiratory issues, and environmental harm. Heritage Park All-Purpose Detergent is recommended for blankets, pet beds, dog towels, leashes, collars, harnesses, and favorite toys.
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If your idea of folding a fitted sheet is rolling it in a ball and stuffing it in your closet, this how-to article is for you. Folding a fitted sheets does not have to be hard with these simple steps and accompanying video.
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This article provides step-by-step instructions for washing expensive compression pantyhose, stockings, and socks, which are designed to improve circulation and prevent blood clots in the lower extremities. The washing instructions for compression hosiery are easy to follow but a bit of a time commitment as – regardless of whether they are hand-washed or machine-washed – compression socks and pantyhose must always be hung or laid flat to dry.
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This article discusses how fabric softeners and dryer sheets can be harmful to fabrics, washing machines, human health, or the environment and suggests using natural wool dryer balls instead. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets are chemical-laden products that damage the structural integrity of clothing and linen; they leave waxy deposits that make towels less absorbent; damage microfiber towels, athletic gear, and children's sleepwear; and inhibit the wicking ability of athletic gear. These products also reduce the flame-retardant properties of children's sleepwear and can irritate sensitive skin. Additionally, dryer sheets leave a waxy residue on the interior of the drum that clogs the lint filter and reduces the efficiency of the dryer. Heritage Park Laundry Essentials recommends using their natural wool dryer balls as an alternative. Made from 100% pure wool, these naturally fluff and soften laundry; minimize static; can be reused for months; and are biodegradable. Heritage Park wool dryer balls are a safe, environmentally friendly way to soften clothes and home linen.
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Laundry detergent company Heritage Park reflects on the lessons learned from The Laundress recall and explains why consumers don’t need to purchase multiple specialty detergents. Heritage Park believes that there is no need to have multiple varieties of specialty detergent to clean and care for fine washables. It offers three versatile detergents that are made with natural ingredients, pH-neutral, and Leaping Bunny approved as never being tested on animals. The fragrance-free varieties are also lab-certified hypoallergenic. Heritage Park believes that the All-Purpose and Fine Silk and Wool detergents are sufficient for most families. Heritage Park aims to make laundry life easier for customers and constantly strives to improve its product offerings to meet customer needs.
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This blog shows how to tackle Springtime stains with Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent. Spring means getting dirty with activities like gardening, hiking, Little League games, bike riding, and outdoor parties, which lead to dirt, mud, grease, grass, blood, and food stains. Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent has a powerful blend of cleaning enzymes to remove tough stains. At the same time, this pH-neutral detergent is safe for everyone, including people with sensitive skin, and is biodegradable, cruelty-free, and safe for septic and graywater systems. This blog also offers suggestions for treating stubborn stains at home and on the go.
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The article provides tips, tricks, and must-have laundry products to simplify your laundry life and to make doing laundry fun. March 30th marks National Folding Laundry Day, and this article offers tips on how to make laundry folding faster, including sorting laundry before washing, folding clothes as soon as they are dry, enlisting help, making folding fun, and experimenting with different ways of folding. The article also lists ten must-have laundry products, including a shirt folding board, a shelf sorter, a portable sorter, Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent, fine mesh laundry bags, fabric shavers, wool dryer balls, laundry hampers, and specialized hangers.
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Nursing bras are designed with openings to allow easy access for breastfeeding or pumping. They require extra care as they get wet and can promote bacterial and fungal growth. Regular washing is necessary to avoid thrush, a type of fungal infection. Choosing the right detergent is also important, with gentle, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free formulas recommended.Read our care guide to washing your nursing bras.
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Brooklinen is a popular luxury bedding brand known for its high-quality materials and softness. In this article, we provide guidelines for washing Brooklinen bedding to maintain its quality, look, and feel. The article recommends using Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent, which is made with plant-based ingredients and a blend of natural cleaning enzymes. Best practices for washing Brooklinen sheets include pre-treating stains, washing in cold water on a delicate or permanent press cycle, avoiding bleach and fabric softener, tumble drying on low heat, and storing bedding properly. Additionally, the article provides special guidance for washing Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere sheets, which should be washed with a silk and wool detergent and air-dried to protect the natural cashmere fiber.
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The article from Heritage Park Laundry Essentials discusses why most wool doesn’t need to be washed in detergent containing lanolin. Although lanolin helps protect wool coats from elements, pure lanolin creates a water-repellent barrier that is not desirable for most garments. Detergent with lanolin should only be used for outerwear or other external layers that require a waterproof barrier. Lanolin hampers wool's breathable and moisture-wicking properties that make wool so comfortable and cozy when used on items such as sweaters, socks, lingerie, long underwear, or loungewear. The article recommends using a gentle, pH-neutral detergent that is enzyme-free and made for laundering natural fibers like Silk and Wool Detergent from Heritage Park Laundry Essentials. The article also provides tips on how to hand or machine wash wool garments.

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