How to Save Money Doing Laundry
9 simple tricks like adding vinegar to the rinse cycle or checking your scoop lines, can give you brighter clothes and put more money in your pocket.
Whether you’re dragging your laundry to the laundromat or doing it in your house, you wreck your clothing and lose money by using too much or too little detergent, using the wrong type of heat, and other little things that can add up. Here are some tips on how to extend the life of your clothing and more.
1. Use cold water.
Unless you’re washing sheets and towels, washing clothing in cold water is fine. The cold water will also prevent colors from fading. This in turn extends the life of your clothes.
2. Buy powdered soap.
Powder laundry detergent will last longer than liquid. They’re also usually cheaper. To make sure you don’t get powdery residue on your clothing, put the detergent and water in the machine before you place your clothing in the washer.
3. Shorten your cycle.
For lightly soiled clothing, use the short cycle on your washing machine. Not only will you save money, but also, it prevents colors from fading. If you’re washing at home, a shorter wash cycle means less energy spent and that means a lower electrical bill.
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