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Save Money on Laundry

Having just bought my new washer and dryer, it wasn't too long before I tried to figure how to get the most out of them and still save money. While I don't actually have them in my new place, hopefully that'll happen this weekend, it's good to be prepared.

Cold Water

Always wash in cold water rather than in hot. Not only will you save a lot of money not using hot water when you wash your clothes but you will also keep stains from setting in. Try washing your clothes for a month in cold water and check your power or gas bill at the end of the month to see your savings. More than likely there will noticeable savings.

Line Dry

You may think you can’t live without a clothes dryer, but you can especially if you are experiencing financial difficulties. Clothes dryers use a lot of energy and if you have a lot of clothes to dry then you will certainly be spending a lot of money on your power bill each month. Try hanging your clothes out on a clothesline and you will save a great deal of money on your power bill. At the very least, try hanging half of the laundry on a clothesline and half in the dryer. You will still see a great deal of savings.

Inexpensive Detergent

Detergent is expensive, especially if you buy name brand. However, store brand and generic detergents work just as well and are considerably more affordable. If you buy store brand detergent in bulk you will save even more money!

These are just a few tips to help you save money on laundry. It’s amazing, but you can save money on everything you do including laundry. If you take the time to evaluate all of your daily activities and where your money is going then you will quickly be able to trim some expenses from your budget without actually having to stop doing the things you are accustomed to doing.