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March 30th is National Folding Laundry Day. This article offers some tips on how to make laundry folding go faster and our top 10 must-have laundry products.

Happy National Laundry Folding Day

While it may seem like you’re folding laundry on a daily basis, March 30th marks the official date of National Folding Laundry Day. And the Clean Team here at Heritage Park says there is no better time to tackle that pile of clean clothes sitting on the chair in the corner of your bedroom. We get it. Even laundry nerds like us get tired of folding. And when you let it go -- even for a few days -- folding laundry quickly turns from a simple chore to a seemingly insurmountable task. 

But whether you’re an eager folder or a procrastinator, we’ve got some important tips and tools for upping your folding game and making your laundry life so much easier.

Simple Tips for Making Folding Laundry Go Faster

Sometimes, we play a little game without ourselves to get through our laundry, load at a time. Every time we walk past the laundry room, we pop in and fold five items. This is a pretty painless method for keeping ourselves caught up. Here are some other tips we love that make laundry folding go faster.

  1. Sort your laundry before washing: There are so many great reasons for this, including preventing color bleeding and damage (we recommend sorting laundry by color and weight and using a mesh laundry bag for super delicate items). Sorting also makes it easier to find matching socks. Another pro tip that’s worked well in our house with multiple teenage boys: each boy has multiple pairs of the same style and color socks. This was a game changer for sock matching. 
  1. Fold or hang clothes as soon as the laundry is dry: The longer you leave your laundry sitting in a pile, the more wrinkled it becomes, making it harder to fold. Also, use a set of wool dryer balls (see below) to shorten drying time and soften and fluff your laundry. Keep some hangers (see below) in the laundry room.
  1. Enlist some help: Folding laundry doesn't have to be a one-person job. Even the littlest household members like to get in on the act. If you’re a perfectionist about folding, you’re going to have to give a little leeway to less particular family members. Trust us, it’s well worth it to get some help.
  1. Make it fun: Put on some music, a podcast, or a TV show while you're folding laundry. This will make the time go by faster and make the task more enjoyable.
  1. Experiment with different ways of folding: There are many folding techniques that can help you fold your clean laundry faster and more efficiently. For example, fold your shirts with a folding board (see below); try rolling your pants; and even reach ninja-level laundry skill by successfully folding a fitted sheet.

Remember, the key to making laundry folding go faster is to be organized, efficient, and have fun while doing it!

10 Must-Have Products for Simplifying Your Laundry Life

We get that you may never love doing laundry as much as we do. But there’s no reason not to streamline, simplify, and possibly even enjoy doing laundry. Personal experience and years of on-the-job research has taught us that a well-appointed laundry room can make quick work of washing, drying and folding.

Here are the laundry products we can’t do without:

1. Shirt Folding Board

This Box Legend Shirt Folding Board is portable, easy, and super fun to use. In seconds you can get those shirts neatly and uniformly folded to maximize storage space. Even better? Buy two and compete to see who can fold the fastest. 

2. Shelf Sorter

Sort smart with this Raybee Laundry Sorter 3 Section Rolling Hamper Cart. This large-capacity hamper comes with three separate sections for sorting dirty laundry; lockable rolling wheels for easy movement and access; and two spacious storage shelves for stacking folded laundry and holding essentials.

3. Portable Porter

The ALIMORDEN Laundry Sorter Cart is a more compact, portable sorting solution for dirty clothes. Three large capacity bags, swivel wheels, and an top shelf that doubles as an ironing board make this a great option for tight spaces where a laundry basket is cumbersome and awkward.

4. Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent

Made with a plant-based ingredients, Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent is a pH-neutral, concentrated, versatile formula for use on most clothing and home linen. 

Heritage Park All-Purpose Luxury Laundry Detergent

A proprietary blend of laundry enzymes helps tackle tough stains while protecting your laundry from the damage caused by harsh commercial formulas. (Note: for silk, wool, cashmere, and other protein-based fabric, use Heritage Park Silk and Wool Detergent, a gentle, enzyme-free formula).

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5. Mesh Laundry Bags

These Premium Fine Mesh Laundry Bags from Heritage Park are perfect for protecting lingerie, stockings, swimsuits, baby clothes, exercise gear, delicate linen, and more from damage in the wash. 

Mesh laundry bag

These bags are easy to use and safeguard from damage from other items and the metal burrs and sharp edges in your washing machine drum. Just zip your item inside and wash as usual. 

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6. Fabric Shaver to bust fuzz

Neaten up those pilled sweaters with this HOMEASY Electric Lint Remover Shaver. Three blades and an easy-to-read LED digital display make getting rid of lint, pills, and fuzz an easy task. Perfect for sweaters, clothing, couch, and even carpeting. 

7. Space-saving Hangers

These innovative HWAJAN Coat Hangers do triple duty as a hanger for shirts (great for garments with small neck holes), ties, and pants. The non-skid design, 360° rotating head make them perfect for small spaces. Unique design preserves the shape of clothing.

8. Premium Velvet Hangers

These Utopia Premium Velvet Hangers are slim, strong, and won’t leave creases. Perfect for everything from pants to a heavy garment like a coat. These have a 10 lb. capacity and are made with soft velvet covering to be super gentle on even delicate fabric.

9. Wool Dryer Balls

It’s time to ditch the fabric softener and dryer sheets, which are loaded with chemicals and leave a waxy build up on your laundry and dryer. These Natural Wool Dryer Balls from Heritage Park are the best way to naturally soften laundry while shortening drying time. 

Wool dryer balls help to dry you laundry faster

Just toss in the clothes dryer with your wash. The 100% felted wool dryer balls are completely biodegradable, making them an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for softening clothes.

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10. Stylish Rack with Hooks

We love the KYSMOTIC Coat Rack with its floating design and fold-in hooks. This is perfect for hanging items right in our laundry room when we need while being elegant and unobtrusive. The bamboo design is simple and tasteful; each hook holds up to 7 lbs.

Of course, the Clean Team at Heritage Park is always here to answer your questions. Check out our informative blog which covers all things laundry-related, and feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions about our products or how to clean and do laundry better. We love to help! 

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 or email us with any product feedback or cleaning questions.

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