Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stretching Your Dollar

With 6 people in our household, 4 being children aged 9 and under, it's no wonder we go through so much laundry!  When I hear people say they only do laundry once or twice a week, I admit....I am totally jealous!  If I waited even a day to do laundry, I would be buried and I would never catch back up. Along with that comes some hefty expenses. Our family generates 2 full loads of laundry every single day. That means twice a day, my washer and dryer run full cycles. On top of that expense, you also have the gas that it takes to fuel the hot water heater, the electric it takes to run the washer and dryer plus the expense of the laundry soap and fabric softener. Luckily, I have already learned one way to cut down on cost by substituting my liquid fabric softener for Arm & Hammer Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets but I am also finding other ways to save in the laundry room too!  

Easy Ways to Reduce Laundry Costs:

*Invest in an energy efficient washer & dryer system

*Use cold water to wash

*Hang Laundry to dry outside

* Adjust water level to load size

* Wash clothes when they are dirty...some are ok to wear twice before washing

* Do laundry during off-peak times like early morning or late at night when energy usage is lower

*Clean lint filter after every use

By taking these simple steps, your laundry costs will be greatly reduced!!!  I never thought making such small changes would make such a HUGE difference but every small thing does make a difference.

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What's your best tip for saving money in the laundry room?

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