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Beantown Bedding Founders Subscribe to No Laundry Policy

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 1/25/17 11:41 AM

This article originally appeared in the 12/13 edition of FoundersWire by Shelagh Braley.

The children are nestled, all snug in their beds … while Mom unpacks the dirty laundry from the first semester of college. Come to find out, the sheets were never washed.

It’s a horrifying scenario that involves hundreds of thousands of live germs—and it happens more often than not, according to Kirsten Lambert and Joan Ripple, creators of Beantown Bedding, the disposable bed sheets that are showing up in Airbnbs and universities across the country. They want to make laundering linens a thing of the past.

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Topics: Innovation, Laundry-Free Linens, Founders

Contrary to Popular Belief: Sending Your Child to College is NOT the End of the World

Posted by Joan Ripple on 9/1/16 7:15 AM

Three days before my son was scheduled to leave for college 300 miles away, it hit me that it meant he would actually no longer be living with us. One less place setting on the dinner table and an empty bed upstairs. I burst into tears at this sudden revelation and wondered how I hadn’t thought about this before. What was I thinking all summer long as we excitedly shopped the back to school lists, making sure he had everything and anything he could possibly ever need for the rest of his life. I must have been in a state of denial thinking that even though he was going to college, he would still be home for dinner and sleep in his own bed every night. Needless to say I cried for two days straight.

Hiding my emotional collapse from the rest of the family was not easy, but with the unexpected heart-pounding realization that my life would never be the same again, I felt helpless. In a weak attempt, I froze teaspoons to use on my puffy eyes and had to wear my old eye glasses—the ones I got when I was in college with the loose lens that fell out whenever I looked down—because my contacts kept getting clouded up from the tears. Hopefully, no one noticed. 

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Topics: Dorms, Back to School, College, Bedding

Have a Teen Headed to Camp this Summer? Break out the Disposable Sheets!

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 8/23/16 4:15 PM
 
If you have a teenager going to an overnight program this summer, you’ve probably already started the packing list, and most likely not without a hint of stress.
 
Before you go too far down that path, the moms at Beantown Bedding have some words to the wise!
 
Summer camp for teens should be like a mini vacation for you. Assume that everything you send will be lost, stolen or damaged, so set expectations low for the safe return of anything other than your actual kids. Get the rag bin ready for the return of stained T-shirts and suddenly single socks, and pray there are no little critters keeping them company.
 
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Topics: Camp, Moms, Travel

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