The Everyday Girl Guide to: Saving $200 by 2014 (Day 2: Laundry)

August 26, 2013

There are so many great ways to save on laundry.  Here are a few easy ones:

*  Wear clothing that isn’t dirty more than once before washing it.  No, I’m not talking about your delicates or your workout clothes; I’m fond of a fresh-smelling environment.  But pants, especially, can often be worn more than once before you have to wash them.  Not only does this save on laundry costs, but it saves on the wear and tear to your clothing… and that saves even more money.

* Make your own laundry detergent.  There are thousands of recipes out there.  Almost every one of them is healthier for you, your home, and the environment than anything on the market.  Every single one of them is better for your budget.  You can Google a few recipes… or try this one to get started.

* Air dry when you can.  It may not always be practical to hang a line somewhere, but at least take the time to spread out towels and blankets to dry naturally.  Those take forever to dry in the dryer.  If you really don’t like the crisp feel many will have, then toss them in the dryer on “air only” for a few minutes to soften them up (use a dryer ball, too… you don’t need a dryer sheet).

These are just a few ways to get started.  We air dried several items today and I know it cut down my dryer time.  How do you save on laundry?

 

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