Green Laundry Tips: Save
Money And The Environment!
Let's face it-two of the
biggest issues most of us face in today's world are concerns over the
environment and the economy. Figuring
out how we can save money while still being good to our planet can sometimes
seem like an impossible task. But here
are a few great tips to reduce the cost of our laundry expenses and be greener
at the same time!
Use Cold Water-By using
cold water you are not using electricity or gas for your hot water heater to
clean your clothes. This saves resources
and money toward your electricity or gas bill, and with some great cold water
detergents now on the market you can still have well-cleaned clothes.
Wash Bigger Loads-Most
people under load their washing machines rather than the opposite. Check out your machine's load capacity by
weight to get a better idea of how much your machine can take. Using larger loads means you will use less
water and electricity to wash your clothes, while still getting them clean.
Hang Dry-Whether it's
summer or not, you can always hang dry at least some of your clothes rather
than using a dryer. Purchase a drying
rack to use in your laundry room or bathtub, or if you have the space outside
and the weather is right, hang them outside.
This will save money on your electricity bill, and give your clothes a
nice fresh smell.
Dry Like Items
Together-Keep lighter, synthetic items together, and heavier items such as
towels for a separate load. This will
allow you to use less time for fabrics that dry more quickly and with less
Replace Your Washer And
Dryer-While this will not save you money in the short term, when it is time to
replace these appliances be sure to go with an energy efficient model.
These simple tips can keep
you “green” while keeping the green in your pocket!