Through the years the world of laundering clothes has changed drastically. From top load to front load, to high-efficiency detergent, to color-safe bleach; doing laundry is ever changing. One thing that remains true is that you can waste plenty of dollars if you aren’t paying attention to how you’re actually completing your laundry process. Below are five quick tips to help you pinch your pennies in the laundry room.
1. Use the correct amount of detergent
If you’re looking for ways to save money in your laundry routine, read the labels for your laundry detergent and use the minimum amount recommended. Using more than required will lead to soap residue on your clothing and no one wants that! Plus, using smaller amounts of detergent will help make your bottle last longer.
2. Shake, shake, shake!
When transferring your laundry from washer to dryer, it is very helpful to shake out your items – especially sheets and towels. Laundry will take longer to dry when all balled up. For bonus savings, check your items mid-cycle and see if they need to be shaken again!
3 .Run Full Loads
Resist the urge to run smaller loads throughout the week, as you will use more water and energy in the long run. Just be careful not to overload your machines, as this will require more laundering also, and cause damage to your machines.
4. Run Machines During Non-Peak Hours
With just a little bit of research, you can learn your peak and non-peak hours from your utility provider. Planning to complete your laundry routine during hours that cost less, will make pinching pennies a breeze.
5. Wash with Cold Water
Running your washing machine on warm water instead of hot will cut your energy usage in half! Using cold water will provide you with even more savings. Looking for a cold water and high efficiency detergents will help you out with this tip as well!
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