Laundry is something that every single household has to do on a daily or weekly basis. There is no getting around it; or at least not in my house! Just because the laundry has to be done doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune on having clean clothes. Here are some tips to help you save some money while doing your laundry.
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- Use a clothesline – Hang your clothes out to dry when the weather is warm. Using our natural resources for drying clothes makes them smell fresher and keeps you from running the dryer all day long. I know a lot of people don’t like to hang clothes out because they tend to get stiff so here’s a solution for you. When the clothes are almost dry, take them off the line, and throw them in the dryer with a bounce sheet on fluff for about 5 minutes. When you take them out it will be just like you dried the clothes for the entire time. If you let the clothes get too dry on the line, put a damp washcloth in the dryer with them and you won’t be able to tell a difference.
- Hang clothes on hangers in bathroom – If you are someone that doesn’t have a yard where you can have a clothes line then you can simply place the clothes on hangers and hang them outside somewhere. During the winter months you can hang them indoors on your shower curtain rod, the door frames or even in your bathroom on the shower curtain. In the summer they will still dry inside (actually, you can hang them inside in the winter too) and you can use the same method.
- Using a dryer can heat up the house causing air conditioner to work harder – Using your dryer every single day to dry a load of clothes can be costing you more than you bargained for. Your dryer is the second most costly appliance that you have in your home and did you know you can cut that cost tremendously when you don’t use it!
- Wash only when you have a full load – Since you have to run the washer anyway, make sure you are doing it with a full load of clothes. If you run your washer on a full load or a small load you are using the same amount of electricity so why not go with the full load and get more clothes clean. It’s the best way to save electricity. Therefore saving you money!
No matter where you live or what your circumstance, doing laundry is one of the most expensive things you can do around your home. The dryer is the second most expensive appliance you have in your house. Use the tips above to help you save some money when you do your laundry!
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