Laundry Day

Laundry Day

Everyone is talking about cutting back, especially on things we have to buy all the time, like groceries. So, I've been thinking of little things that we can do to spend less on lots of things, starting with laundry. I started thinking about laundry because I'm pretty sure the sweater that I'm wearing today shrank in the dryer when I last washed it. Whoops!

So, my first tip for saving money on laundry is to read clothing labels carefully... you'll save yourself from having to buy new sweaters!

More tips for saving money on laundry:

Always do a full load: You may be using less water, but you are using the same amount of heat no matter how much laundry is in the machine.

Use a half of a dryer sheet: Using half as much will save you twice as much. I learned this tip from my Mom. She has used half a dryer sheet for as long as I can remember and our clothes were always fluffy and fresh!

Clean lint trap after each load: And don't forget about the lint trap outside. That one should be cleaned twice a year.

Use a Front Loading Washer: If you are in the market for a new washer, you might consider spending a little more so that you will end up using 1/3 to 2/3 less water.

Use cold water for most loads: The only loads that really need the warm water will be the bedding and towels.

As I was looking for some great tips about saving money on laundry, I found one about saving money on bleach. It said, "don't buy white socks and underwear." Well, I guess that would save you money on bleach...