Here is a series we can all benefit from; whether you are rich or poor, work or stay home, male or female. Funny thing about us humans – we all wear clothes and those clothes need to be washed.
In this series, I am not going to recommend how you do laundry; what sort of loads to create, what sort of detergent to use or even what brand of machine to use. Those are all personal choices. This series is about making laundry less of a hassle and a chore. I can’t promise you’ll love laundry, but I promise these tips will make the process go smoother and hopefully faster.
One caveat to my not recommending brands of machines statement. And I am not going to really recommend brand per sae – but I would highly recommend if you are in the market for a new washer or dryer that you purchase one of the high-capacity ones. Whether you prefer a front loader or top loader, Maytag or LG, those are all personal choices. But washers and dryers these days are sophisticated and well advanced beyond the machines of our youth. The higher prices will be offset with the energy savings and increased load sizes.
OK – now on to today’s tip.
Laundry should be done over the course of one day – not multiple days. Here’s why:
- Doing laundry on one day will complete the task. By drawing it out over the course of multiple days, you will be tempted to add the clothes you are wearing each day and your loads and the job will never end. You will also save your time by not tending to loads. This is a savings of fifteen minutes to a couple of hours each day.
- By completing laundry all in one day, you will save money. Because you are not doing a few small loads every day, instead you are doing larger loads in one day; you will use less water, energy and detergent.
- Do laundry only when you have full loads to wash. This might mean you do laundry every five days or maybe every eight days. Conduct an honest audit of your families needs. You might need to adjust with sports, seasons or activities.
For more energy-saving tips, check with your power company for reduced rates. I know my power company has reduced rates after 9pm and before 7am and all day on Sundays and Holidays. I do laundry in our home every Sunday.
Stay tuned for more laundry tips. This is a seven part series. Lots of tips to share – if you like what you read, please share with your friends.
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Finding more minutes in your day
“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us job, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”