Laundry Hacks to Save You Time & Money
Doing laundry is one of the most significant energy drains in a modern household. The time, electricity, and money used in washing and drying clothes can be a real point of concern, especially if you are trying to be more environmentally friendly. Continue reading to find out some of the best ways you can reduce the amount of time and money doing the laundry takes, with our top laundry hacks.
1. Choose energy-efficient appliances
When your old washer or dryer finally stops working, make sure that its replacement is an energy-efficient model. Not only will a higher efficiency rating be better for the environment, but it could potentially save you hundreds of pounds over the course of your appliance’s lifetime. Choosing a washing machine or tumble dryer with a high energy rating has never been easier, with more and more companies embracing their customer’s desire for greener and more environmentally sustainable options.
2. Wash your clothes in colder water
Unless your laundry is significantly soiled or you are washing bedding, then you could probably benefit from turning the temperature down on your washing machine. Choosing cooler temperatures will still get your clothes clean with the right detergent, but it requires less energy (and money). Many detergent companies are proactive in advertising the ability to clean your laundry at 30°C instead of the usual 40°C, but you should always check garment labels to ensure that you are washing on the correct temperatures.
As always, if you have a stained item of clothing, then you should pre-treat the garment with a stain remover before washing, to ensure everything comes out of the washer stain-free (even on lower temperatures).
3. Regular maintenance of appliances
Regular servicing of your laundry appliances from a company like Service Force is an essential part of keeping them in tip-top condition. Generally, the older an appliance gets, the less energy efficient it will become. So, making sure your washing machine and dryer get adequately maintained will help keep your bills lower, as well as prolong the lifespan of your appliances. Making sure that you also regularly clean your washer and dryer, e.g. cleaning the dryer filter and the washer’s drawer will also help keep your appliances in good nick.
4. Turn down the dryer heat
You can also save time and money by lowering the heat settings on your tumble dryer. Most dryers have a cooler heat setting, so choose this if you want to save energy and money. Make sure that you also take advantage of dry days, where you can dry clothing on a clothing line outside – nothing beats the smell of laundry dried in the sunshine!