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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO DO LAUNDRY TO SAVE TIME AND ENERGY?
We will discuss some money-saving tips for your laundry routine, now all these tips are really simple, really basic. But each of these little things add up and can save you a lot of money. so although it may not seem like you are making big changes, it can add to some big savings.
So let us go ahead and hop right into these money saving tips.
1. BEST TIME TO DO LAUNDRY
The best time to do laundry will not apply to everybody but if you are with an electric company that gives reduced rates during certain hours do your laundry during those hours. Some electrical companies give reduced rates late evening, do your laundry during that time like I said not everybody has that option because not all electric companies have those kind of plans but if you think you could benefit by some plan like that be sure to look into it because that could definitely save you some fluff.
In the United States of America, Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation (PG&E) issues time of use rate plan to manage energy usage to the lowest price. The higher priced are on weekdays from Monday to Friday from 4pm to 9pm is the higher priced and all others, including weekends and holidays, have lower price rates.
So, according to the P G and E, the domestic use of electricity has to be avoided in these peak hours. Hence apart from these hours all the other time period can be managed to do your laundry or are the best time to do laundry and save on energy cost.
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2. WASH LARGE LOAD OF LAUNDRY
The second tip is to wash larger loads of laundry. Now, lot of people like to do laundry every single day, no matter the load size. They just like to stay on top of their laundry, make sure that they are getting things done.
Yes, there is some value to that, but when you are looking to save money and not get hurt, to let those things pile up a little bit longer. But make sure that you have a full complete load of laundry before you wash it, this will save you on energy, it will save you on water and it'll mean in the long run there's less load so you have to do so.
There are advantages to doing laundry every single day, trying to stay on top of it and doing smaller loads, but like I said if you are trying to save money wait until you have larger loads of laundry. One way you can make sure you are letting your laundry get to a good size before you wash it. Instead of having everybody have their own separate laundry basket in the family have a dedicated basket for darks, have a dedicated basket for whites and colors or delicates or however you personally break it up and when that laundry basket gets full then you know it is a time to do that load instead of having to guess you know what everybody else is going to be contributing to that specific load.
If you have everybody's laundry consolidated by wash type, instead of consolidated by whose load it is then you'll know when it's time to do darks when it's time to do lights when it's time to do bright whatever and so you can still stay on top of it but make sure that the load is at full capacity.
3. COLD WATER WASH
Next tip is to wash on cold water. Laundry detergent gets your clothes clean - this is what it's for and so even if something says warm you do not necessarily have to wash it in warmth you'll save energy by washing in the cold water.
Modern time laundry machine technology has inbuilt sensors, they weigh the laundry load and use the appropriate amount of water and detergent.
Now that washing machines and detergents have become so advanced what is the right temperature to wash your clothes is hotter really going to get them any cleaner.
When asked to a laundry expert what that old rule of thumb was about how to double the cleaning in a cycle of washing and does that hold true anymore?
Replied the expert that the old rule of thumb was basically raising the temperature to double, that would double the cleaning on a load of wash, These days you don't need to do that anymore you can use cold water we have these wonderful detergents are formulated with wonderful enzymes that are uniquely designed to work in cool water. So when you say we can wash them in the cold water not really talking about cold water, it is more like room temperature.
Well ground water runs between 70 to about 80 degrees, you really need to have a washing machine that will blend your water to cold but cold water is really cold tap water.
Modern detergents work very well in that range and in fact you may be surprised warm water is often only 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit ( 90 F = 32.2 C/ 80 F = 26.7 C/ 70 F = 21.1 C/ 60 F = 15.5 C) and you say that sometimes the heat can actually change the effectiveness of the detergent.
We know of course that washing our clothes at higher heats damages the clothes, but what if we need to sanitize our linens or our towels?
Some machines do have a sanitized cycle. These machines are rare, to have a separate heating cycle. If you need a sanitize cycle and really this is if you have got somebody who is really sick in the house, if you are dealing with diapers, then you need to start thinking about sanitizing your cycle.
You can do that currently with bleach. In the old days ironing was a way to get clothing sanitized and something is silly as drying your washed clothes in the Sun. The sun is a mild oxidizer and that helps out a little bit too, but it's not as technically effective as say really hot water or chlorine bleach. The bottom line is cold water wash is the way to go the vast majority of the time, it's also better for the environment and it is better for your clothes.
4. SKIP USE OF DRYER
The fourth tip is to skip the dryer. The perfect way to dry clothes is to line dry on a sunny day. Even on cooler days or what in days when it is raining outside, when you do classic burgers you can often just put rack inside and things will dry. It is fine if you are looking to pinch pennies. Though drying clothes this way is old-fashioned, but it works.
5. AVOID USING DRYER SHEETS
Fifth tip is that if you use a dryer, skip dryer sheets just do not use them if you want something to take the static out, invest an old dryer balls or make them yourself they are really not that difficult to make and really in the long run the expense you paid for pre-made ones is going to save you tons compared to the amount of dryer sheets you would use over the course of a year, as well as cut back on waste. There are also no harmful chemicals, if you want a little bit of a scent you can add a little bit of essential oil to the ball before you pop it in the dryer and it works just as well if not better. Wool dryer balls also help your clothes dry faster, which in the long run also cuts back on investments as long as you are running your dryer.
6. AVOID USING A FABRIC SOFTENER
This tip is kind of along with the same idea of not using dryer sheets and that is to not use fabric softener. You do not need it just skip it entirely. If you want something to kind of give your fabric that softness you can use just straight-up vinegar. the vinegar is a natural fabric softener. What you do is put in a little bit of vinegar, add in an essential oil drops works fabulously, it will make you towels soft, make your sheet soft. You really do not even need to use it in every single load.
I do not really think it is necessary but if you want to use it, you could just make sure it works with your washing machine. Make sure you are not going to void any warranty or anything like that. It even can be used to clean the washing machine when necessary. Just dip in conventional fabric softener which is full of chemicals and artificial fragrances, just go for the natural stuff that is significantly cheaper and works just as well.
And the last little thing that I wanted to add in here is that many people will recommend to you to use homemade detergent.
7. AVOID USING HOME MADE DETERGENT
Yes, homemade detergent that will save you money in the short term. But many have done a lot of experiments on this who were interested in using homemade detergents, but after looking at the chemistry of it, they decided to use conventional laundry detergents. You may use homemade soaps to save money, making laundry soap at home is a lot different than what you are going to find in a conventional laundry detergent.
If you are making a homemade laundry soap it is going to leave residue on clothes as well as in your washing machine, it is going to leave residue in your tub and end up costing hundreds of dollars in repairs down the line. It is worth spending a little bit more money on conventional detergent.
There are other ways you could save on your laundry detergent, though use coupons. If you want to shop online you can find the best prices for the laundry detergent. You can use online methods to shop for more natural products at home.
Those are all the tips which will help you save money, save time and energy. Washing clothes in room temperature water is the key to saving you with money in addition to line drying. I hope these tips are helpful to you, if you have anything you would like to add please leave it in the comments below, I want to hear your money-saving tips.