Even the littlest changes to our laundry routine can make a big difference!
If you’re like most of us, you may have to do multiple loads of laundry each week. There are a few simple ways to help save the environment and it may save money, too!
While it is great to use green products, it is also important to find ways to do more. It is not just about choosing a green product but also paying attention to proper recycling, dosage, and use.
Thanks to our friends at The American Cleaning Institute we are able to break down the easiest ways to be environmentally friendly.
1. Use the recommended amount of detergent, bleach and fabric softener. Doing this gives you top performance and can help you save money and a small piece of the Earth.
2. Select a lower water temperature when possible. The two biggest energy uses when doing laundry come from heating the water and drying the load.
3. Follow garment care instructions. Check labels and tags inside clothing for proper garment care.
4. Pay attention to water levels and select the right amount of water for each load of laundry. Avoid over-filling your washing machine to save water and energy.
5. Concentrated laundry products save packaging and transportation energy costs. Do your part by disposing empty laundry product containers at your local recycling facility.
6. Buy packages made with recycled materials.
7. To conserve energy and save money, consider using a clothesline to dry your laundry outdoors, instead of using your gas or electric dryer.
8. Buy the largest size container you can use efficiently. You’ll usually save money and may use less packaging in the long run.
9. Buy refill systems whenever possible. Buying in bulk doesn’t just save money. It reduces our carbon footprint when we use less packaging. So rather than buy new liquid soap pumps, for instance, buy a large bottle of soap and refill the pump you have.
10. Only run the laundry when you have full loads.
It’s about time,