Save Money and Water When Doing the Laundry

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 29, 2016)

1

When you think about it, doing your laundry can be expensive and use a lot of water. Especially if you're a student and need to use the launder mat or other paid laundry services, you need to find effective and financially efficient ways to clean your clothes. If you can simply pay more attention to your laundry habits and plan accordingly, saving money and water when doing your laundry won't be a problem!

Preserve the cleanliness of your clothes as long as possible by treating stains when you first get them. The Tide Pen is a great tool for quickly removing small stains that would otherwise necessitate a run through the washer. By eliminating smaller stains, you can cut down on the number of laundry loads you have to do by cutting down on the amount of laundry ends up in your dirty clothes hamper.

Use some common sense when putting together your laundry loads. Try and wait as long as possible before washing your clothes so you can accrue a decent sized load. Besides the fact this will reduce the amount of water you use, it will also mean fewer laundry days! Also, if you pre-soak heavily soiled clothes, you won't need to rewash them, saving even more water.

Another tactic you could take is to do your laundry later at night. Electricity is cheaper in off-peak hours, so plan to load your dryer between 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. This may be more inconvenient, but if you're really into frugality, you might want to give this tip a try. Also, don't forget to clean out your filter before flipping the switch. Your clothes will dry faster, and you won't have to battle lint.

Saving money and water when you do your laundry isn't hard; it just takes a certain level of conscientiousness. Be aware of the size of your loads and make sure that you're not doing any unnecessary laundry. Good luck with frugal laundry!

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Removing Watermelon Stains from Carpet

While watermelon may be mostly water, they can leave pretty nasty stains. Here are some ways you can go about removing ...

Discover More

What Eyebrow Shape is Best?

Sometimes the eyebrow look we like on TV is not what would best flatter us. Different eyebrow shapes complement different ...

Discover More

Removing Wrinkles

No one wants wrinkles, despite wrinkles' reputation for indicating wisdom and experience. If you have wrinkles you'd like ...

Discover More

Remove Stubborn Stains Quickly Get everything looking clean again: Walls, floors, baseboards, counters, blinds, appliances, and more. Micro-scrubbers easily reach into surface grooves, lifting dirt away. This low-cost 8-pack is great for stubborn stains and touble areas. Check out Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 8-Pack today!

More Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Pillow Shams

Cleaning pillow shams can often present a few unique problems. The reason for this is that pillow shams are simply fancy ...

Discover More

Removing Rust Stains from Cotton

Cotton is an extremely popular type of material that almost seems to love to collect stains. Rust is a type of stain that ...

Discover More

Removing Color Bleed Stains

How many times has this happened to you? You go about doing your laundry as you would any other day. You look through the ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five less than 7?

2016-02-29 10:01:45

k0000

"Launder mat"?


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.