8 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips
- Control the Temperature
Almost 90 percent of the energy consumed while doing laundry is just heating up the water. Therefore, turn your dial to cold to save energy and money.
- Choose Non-Chlorine Bleach
Choose hydrogen peroxide over chlorine bleach as it can be an irritant to skin and eyes. At the same time, you can help to save the environment by reducing the amount of chlorine entering our eco-system.
- Upgrade to Energy Efficient Washer and Dryer
If you’re looking to replace an older washer or dryer with a new one, get an energy efficient model. It will help to save both water and energy, reducing your utility bills.
- Switch to Natural Detergents and Stain Removers
Natural products are usually plant based. Thus they are free of chlorine bleach, synthetic fragrance, dyes and optical brighteners. They contain biodegradable surfactants and are specifically formulated to perform well in cold water. Check out our top of the range Natural laundry detergent here.
- Wash Full Loads
Even the most energy-efficient washing machines use up to 40 gallons of water per load. Thus, washing full loads will help to reduce the number of loads you do per week, saving water and money.
- Rethink Dryer Sheets
Chemicals found in conventional dryer sheets and fabric softeners are similar to those in regular detergents, which can be harmful to both human health and the environment. In addition, dryer sheets cannot be recycled. Thus, we recommend either skipping them completely or use eco-friendly sheets.
- Hang Clothes to Dry
Instead of throwing your clothes into the dryer, set up a clothesline and hang them up to dry. This will not only extend their life but also help to save energy and money.
- Make Your Own Laundry Products
You can create your own environmentally friendly laundry products by using simple products such as vinegar, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. These ingredients have a long history of success in getting the job done.
For some more tips and tricks when it comes to laundry, visit our Complete Guide here.