10 Simple Laundry Secrets
Pile, after pile, after pile.Laundry is one of those never-ending tasks.It is time-consuming, but a necessity.Depending on the number of people in your home or occupations that are held by your household members, laundry may be more of a full-time job for some. So how do you make the most of your laundry day(s)? Here are a few tips to make your laundry days successful both economically and environmentally.10 Simple and Realistic Laundry Tips:1. Wash full loads - saves water, detergent, and electricity!2. Make your own detergent.3. Don't buy dry clean only clothes.4. Don't over-dry your clothes - better to set timer for less than waste electricity 5. Use vinegar as a natural fabric softener instead of the store-bought stuff. Just add 1/4 cup of white vinegar during the rinse cycle.6. Don't wash your clothes every single time you wear them. You end up wearing your clothes out faster.7. Use cold water - heating your water is a large portion of the energy used to wash them.8. Soak stains using water and a little detergent.9. Turn your clothes inside out to protect the outside of them.10. Clean out your dryer lint!In our home, there are only two of us, so I can get by with doing roughly 2-3 loads per week. I know, many of you do 2-3 loads per day. We stick to the "don't wash you clothes every time you wear them rule" and that helps tremendously. The smell test is a wonderful determiner! We also commit the cardinal sin by mixing our whites and darks. With only two, we never have enough for a full load of whites. I have been washing our lights and darks together for over 7 years and have never regretted it!
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