Laundry Tips




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You probably don’t give a second thought to your kids’ laundry, but with a few adjustments, you can save money and make your clothes last longer. Here are a few tips you should try:  


Use Cold Water

This is one of the simplest ways to save money. Cold water will wash your clothing just as well as hot water, and will significantly cut down on your energy bill. Note that some detergents don’t work well in cold water.


Don’t Use Too Much Detergent

Most detergents are condensed, so you don’t need to fill the cap to the top. Still, it can be hard to find the measuring line in the cap, so try marking it on your own to ensure that you won’t use too much.  


Don’t Use Fabric Softener

Fabric softener wears down fabric, so you can save your money and clothes by skipping it. Instead, try using wool dryer balls to prevent static cling.   


Line Dry

You can lower your energy bill by using a drying rack or a clothesline instead of your dryer. As a bonus, your clothes will keep their shape longer.    


Wait Before Washing

You should wash underwear, undershirts, and clothing made out of light fabrics every time you wear them. However, jeans, button-up shirts, and heavier clothing can go a few wears before they’ll pick up odor and bacteria. Of course, if something smells, wash it before wearing it again.


Have other tips for saving on laundry? Let us know in the comments.

 



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