Infuse new energy into your laundry routine with these products that can be purchased online from Maine-based businesses.
Laundry basket by The Rope Co.
Where does your dirty clothes’ journey to cleanliness begin? If it’s in your bedroom, your laundry basket should fit in with your décor and be easy on the eyes. The Rope Co. in Tenants Harbor creates goods from ocean-worthy rope that is mold and mildew resistant. Tall rope basket (13” by 16”) is $120 to $132 at theropeco.com
Cashmere brush and sweater comb from Home Remedies
De-pilling a wool sweater is one of life’s greatest joys. While these items aren’t Maine made, they can be purchased at Home Remedies, an independent fabric, furniture and design store in Portland. Cashmere brush is $48 and sweater comb is $19 at homeremedies.com
Detergent from Good Natured Soap
This North Yarmouth-based company’s products are independently tested and have the highest, green-tier rating on the Whole Foods Eco-Scale—hypoallergenic, biodegradable formula with zero petroleum-based detergents and no artificial fragrances. Also compatible with high-efficiency machines. 30 oz. bag of laundry soda is $12.99 at goodnaturedbrand.com
Wool dryer balls by LooHoo
Wool dryer balls are a time-tested alternative to dryer sheets. Reusable, sustainable and made with just wool, they will make clothing soft without any chemicals. LooHoo dryer balls are made in Maine from 100% U.S.A. sheared wool. LooHoos start at $10, with discounts for larger bundles, at loo-hoo.com
Wood ladders from Urban Dwellings
These ladders could add rustic form and basic function to your laundry room, providing a slim profile of sorting and drying space. Urban Dwellings is an interior design firm with a brick-and-mortar in Portland and online shop that sells some of their favorite pieces. Small ladder (17” by 60”) is $155 and large ladder (36” by 78”) is $230 at urban-dwell.co