10 Ways to Save on Laundry Costs
- If you live in an area with lots of sunlight, ditch the dryer altogether and dry your clothes outside. We’ve been doing this for a few years now, and are very happy with the results and savings.
- Try to wash your clothes only when you have a full load.
- If you don’t have a full load, use the machine’s water level adjustment feature to save energy.
- Use hot water for washing only when necessary for the clothing material. Most clothes can be washed in cold water, which reduces energy use.
- Clean the lint trap after every load, and make sure the exhaust line is clean.
- Use an automatic clothes-drying cycle, rather than a timed cycle.
- Use less detergent. If your clothes don’t have obvious stains, less detergent will get your clothes just as clean.
- Similar to using less detergent, if you use dryer sheets, rip them into two pieces and use half.
- If you’re a do-it-yourself kinda person, make your own detergent. Do a quick search in Google, and tons of results show up.
- If your machine is 10 years old or more, replace it with a new model that has the Energy Star label.
Do you have any other tips on how to save on laundry costs?