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Dry cleaning business previously fined for violations accused of contamination risk

"School officials are seeking information about whether a dry cleaning business recently punished by the state Department of Environmental Protection for various violations might have created a contamination risk at the next-door Gates Lane School of International Studies. White & Brite Cleaners, located yards away from the elementary school at 1256 Main St., was fined nearly $84,000 by the state agency last month for committing air quality, hazardous waste and waste site cleanup infractions, some of which also impacted a house on the property, according to the DEP." Read more on this story here. Unfortunately, in order to cut costs, some dry cleaning companies take the easy way of disposing and handling harmful chemicals. Based on the previous fines, it appears that this particular company might be doing just that. The fact that they are also in close proximately to a school is especially alarming. Here at My Pilgrim Cleaners, we take...
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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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