Laundry can be expensive at the time. Although it has become much effortless, the costs sure do add up!

 

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we have mentioned the top 5 simple, yet highly effective tips that would help you cut down your costs. Read on.

 

5 simple yet effective ways to save money on your laundry

 

  1. Wash less often

The best way to save money on laundry is to not wash your clothes unnecessarily. This helps cut down your costs on every aspect- energy, water, electricity, and products. Washing fewer loads also prevents wear and tear of your clothes, fading and helps extend their longevity.

 

The best way to wash fewer loads is by saving your laundry for a week and washing them in one go. Apart from this, you can also wear your clothes more than once before tossing them into the machine. Clothes like shirts, socks, and underwear require frequent washes. But when it comes to clothes like jackets, jeans, dresses- you can extend your wears in case they aren’t stained or smelly. Washing your clothes less often helps them last longer. This means you would spend less on buying newer clothes.

 

  1. Use cold water

Did you know? Almost 80% of the energy from a washer goes into heating the water. Switching to cold water can help cut a significant amount of costs spent on energy bills. You don’t have to worry about your clothes not being clean enough. Studies have shown that cold does an adequate job in getting your clothes clean and fresh.

 

Stick to hot water only when washing oily stains, germ-laden clothes, and baby clothes. This can help save energy, cut costs which is both good for the environment and your pocket.

 

  1. Use fewer laundry products

You don’t need to own every fancy laundry product there is. Sometimes owning lesser yet effective products is a good idea. You can make use of household items to treat your stains instead of buying specialized stain removers. Stick to the basic and all-purpose detergents for your clothes. This can help you save a ton of money by the end of the year.

 

  1. Skip the dryer

In times when you are not in a hurry to get your clothes dried, you can skip the dryer and let the sun do the work for you. Hang your clothes under the sun whenever you can. This helps cut down a significant amount of energy spent on drying clothes. Apart from this, sunlight helps remove unpleasant odors, bacteria and keeps your clothes fresh longer.

 

  1. Use less detergent

The less is better when it comes to detergents. Often people make the mistake of assuming that more detergent helps in better cleaning of clothes. But it’s quite the opposite. Excess detergent often doesn’t get washed and remains on your clothes as residue. This not only causes fading of your fabric’s color but also irritates the skin.

 

You don’t have to choose the most expensive detergent in the market. Choose an all-purpose detergent unless you have a baby or you’re allergic. Most on-shelves detergent does a good job of getting your clothes clean.

 

We hope these tips helped!

 

Let us know what is your go-to trick that helps save money on your laundry. We would love to know!

 

 

While washing your clothes when needed is important; washing your clothes the right way is more important. If not, you are prone to losing your favorite garments much sooner to fading, loss of quality, or even wear and tear.

 

Doing your laundry the right way is as important as doing the laundry itself. Here’s how you know if you’re doing your laundry right.

 

5 ways to tell you are not doing your laundry right!

 

  1. Unpleasant odors

When you don’t wash your clothes properly, or don’t let them dry adequately, they often build up unpleasant odors. Waiting to take your clothes from the dryer can cause your clothes to smell musty.

Your sweaty clothes often need to be washed thoroughly to get rid of the sweat smell. When this isn’t done, your clothes would still stink of your sweat odors. The best way to combat this issue is to dry your clothes as soon as they are washed. To get rid of any unpleasant odors, just rinse your clothes with either baking soda or vinegar. This helps your clothes smell fresh.

 

  1.     Residue remaining

Sometimes people make the mistake of assuming that more detergent equals better cleaning. This often leads to accumulation of detergent that is not rinsed off properly. This residue can cause fading, discoloration, stiffness, and even cause rashes on the skin.

To solve this problem, wash your clothes with only the recommended dosage of detergent. And make sure to rinse your clothes thoroughly to not leave any detergent residue behind. In case you spot any residue on your clothes, put them to rinse again.

 

  1.     Irritation and rashes on the skin

When clothes aren’t washed properly, they often can cause a lot of skin problems. Just like mentioned in our previous point, detergent residues often cause irritation and rashes on the skin. Under-washing your clothes too can cause the same.

The leftover dirt, bacteria, and odors can cause the same irritation and rashes on the skin. This is why remember to use the right amount of detergent when doing your laundry. Use an antibacterial detergent if your clothes are often sweaty.

 

  1.     Deteriorating quality of clothes

Laundry when done right can help retain the texture, and quality of your clothes thus extending its longevity. This would save you on purchasing newer clothes often. But have you noticed that your clothes are losing their spark after every wash?

This means you’re not doing your laundry right. You are either washing too often, using harsh detergents, or not using a gentle cycle. Stick to washing your clothes after a few wears, and don’t scrub the fabric too hard while treating stains. Apart from this, choose a mild detergent that helps preserve colors and isn’t too harsh on your fabrics.

 

  1.     Stains remain permanent

Stains are hard to remove. They must be treated immediately and correctly or else you risk losing your favorite fabric over a tea spill. This is why, when you spot a stain, pre-treat it as soon as possible. Just add liquid detergent over the stain and gently scrub away the spotted area. Wash the fabric as usual.

There are several ways to treat different kinds of stains. Baking soda, vinegar, salt, etc are some of the natural ways to help get rid of tough stains. We shall cover how to treat different stains the right way, on our upcoming blogs.