Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Money Saving Tips on Laundry

I think I have lost track about how many times I have blogged about laundry but when you have 4 children and 2 adults living in a house, laundry is a BIG deal and can add up to a HUGE expense!  I am constantly buried alive in my laundry room and even though I sincerely try to stay caught up, it only takes one day to be back to square one! Since my washer and dryer are not big enough for my large blankets, I also have to add that expense in because I have to take them to the laundry mat. When you factor in all of the expenses such as laundry detergent, fabric softener, the cost of water, electric, etc, etc, the costs really add up! We live in the country so we also have to buy salt for our water softener and we also purchase special detergents for our white laundry. On top of all of that, if you throw in the cost of a new washer/dryer, laundry costs nearly as much as some of your bigger bills!!  Not long ago I thought we needed a new dryer but thank goodness I found out right before we bought a new one that all we needed was a new fuse!!!  Had we not thought to check that, we would have been out a lot of money!!!!



I am always looking at ways to save in the laundry room so here are some of my best tips!


*Wash clothes that aren't heavily soiled in cold water instead of hot

*Only wash when you have a full load

*Measure out detergents instead of just pouring straight from the bottle

*Clean vent trap in dryer after each use

*Hang clothes to dry if possible

*Buy an energy efficient washer/dryer

*Certain clothes can be worn more than once before washing


What are your best tips in the laundry room?!?!?!


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2 comments:

  1. Thermal Fuse: low dollars
    Not having to buy a new dryer: Priceless

    Glad it was something simple.
    The only tip I have for 7 in the family is to get the kids to help keep the clothes sorted before I do laundry. We have a hamper for jean, whites, light color, towels... when one get enough for a load, I put them in the washer. The kids all pitch in matching up socks and rolling the wash clothes

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  2. In the winter I wash heavier clothes together (sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc) and then lighter clothes together - that way drying time isnt as long for the lighter items.

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