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3 Ways to Save Big on Laundry Costs
Ahhhh laundry. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary part of our lives. It can also be a very expensive part too. Costs of supplies, water, power and more can really jump your expenses up if you’re not careful. There are a few things you can do to save yourself money even when doing your whites.
Wash in cold water only –
For the most part? Hot water is very bad for your clothing and honestly there is no reason to ever wash something on hot. Your water bill and your clothing bill are both suffering if you are. Instead, wash on the cold cycle. If you’re washing whites, they will get just as clean on cold as they would on hot, but if you must use a different cycle, use the warm cycle instead.
Ban the Dryer –
Do you realize that one of the most inefficient appliances in your home is your clothes dryer? Instead of running that money eater, line dry your clothes. In the warmer months of the year, you can string a clothes line for under $4.00 and in the colder months? You’ll save big by using a clothes drying rack instead of the dryer. You’ll spend a few dollars out of pocket at first, but you will save big in the long run.
Go Homemade –
99% of the laundry products you use on a daily basis can all be made at home for much cheaper than you’ll pay in the stores…most of the time even with coupons. Things like homemade laundry detergent, homemade fabric softener, and homemade stain remover are all great ways to cut those costs entirely out of your budget. They all do the job just as well (or better!) than commercial products and your budget will thank you.
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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