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Using wool balls helps keep your laundry soft and dry quicker

"If someone told you that throwing balls of wool in your dryer would help get rid of static, soften your clothing, and cut down on drying time, you’d probably think it was an old wives’ tale. But the truth is, these exist — and they work. Made from 100% premium New Zealand wool, these reusable dryer balls take the place of those disposable dryer sheets that end up stuck between sweaters sleeves and crumpled into corners of duvet covers. Right now, you can get a pack of six for $11.49 (they usually cost around $17) on Amazon. While the ecological impact is noticeable (disposable vs. reusable), the economic impact is an added advantage. To put it into perspective, a box of laundry sheets will run you about $7 for 240 sheets. Let’s say you use an average of two sheets per large load, so you get 120 loads of laundry out of...
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Make your own laundry detergent with these ingredients

"It's really easy to do and it saves a lot of money, and quite frankly, I think my clothes are softer with it. But let's remember the bottom line here: You can wash a load of clothes for pennies. Seriously. Pennies. Here are our three main ingredients. There's Borax, washing soda and a bar of laundry soap. All of these can be found in the grocery store. Now, about soap. You can use old-fashioned Ivory soap. Or, try Zote or Fels-Naptha. I have Dr. Bronner's bar soap because I got a bunch on sale. And they come in different scents which is nice."
Recipe Borax - 1 cup Washing Soda - 1 cup 1 bar of laundry soap
Read more on this recipe here. The soap bar will need to be grated, but other than that it's an easy recipe to make! Apparently, doing some math, you can...
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Would you spend $1000 for a laundry folding machine?

"How much would you pay to have a robot fold your laundry? California-based robotics start-up FoldiMate hopes the answer to that question is about $1,000. FoldiMate is building a home assistant robotics machine to fold laundry. The start-up showcased a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, but the final product will not ship until late 2019. And it's expected to cost $980, according to the FoldiMate website." Read more on this story here. Supposedly, this machine will fold an average load of laundry in 2 to 4 minutes. This doesn't include smaller items like socks and baby clothes. It also won't fold larger things such as bed sheets. It's a novel concept, but is folding really that much of a hassle that you feel it necessary to spend $1000 on a machine? At My Pilgrim Cleaners, laundry doesn't have to feel like a chore. We have large capacity...
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