Laundry Hacks to Do Laundry Efficiently and Save Money

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Laundry—boring, tiring, and expensive. I think that sums it up. Part of being an adult is having to do one’s laundry which seems like the suckiest thing on earth. Most of us spend way too much money on it without having satisfactory results.

What if I told you there are ways to save money and switch to efficient laundry without compromising on the quality of the wash? I’m going to make your lives easier by sharing some efficient laundry hacks that will save those extra bucks.

Scroll down and check them out!

10 Laundry Hacks To Do Laundry Efficiently and Save Money

1. Cut that Extra Detergent

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Most people use full caps of detergent which is not required at all. Half a cup of detergent is apt for a normal load of clothes.

You can change your detergent amount used depending on the condition of the clothes washed. If the clothes are not that dirty, use less detergent.

A few months ago, I switched from a full cup to less than a full cup depending on the clothes. Now my detergent lasts around twice the number of days as it used to. So isn’t this a good saving idea?

2. Air Dry Your Clothes

Do you always use the dryer? If so, you should consider changing this habit. Using the dryer adds up to your electricity bill and even the quality of clothes suffers in the long run.

Dryers can cause shrinkage, color transfer, and wear and tear of the cloth.

If the weather is nice and sunny, then you can consider air-drying your clothes on the clotheslines. Otherwise, your dryer is available at your service.

3. Run the Washing Machine on Full Load

Your washing will use the same amount of power whether you load it fully with clothes or not. So why waste energy by just in a few clothes? 

Make sure your laundry pile is big enough to do your laundry.

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4. Don’t Use the Mashing Machine Always

No, I am not asking you to dump your washing machine. I am just saying that whenever you have just got a few dirty clothes which are easy to wash, you can wash them yourself and save electricity.

Doing this has the other advantage. You will burn calories with this small workout. So isn’t this a great way of saving money and staying in shape? 😉

5. Use Short Wash Cycles

Here’s an alternative to the above tip—you can wash clothes that are a little soiled and easy to clean with short wash cycles offered by your machine.

6. Cold Water Is Okay

You don’t need to use warm or hot water which adds to your expenses for washing clothes. Unless you have extremely dirty or greasy clothes, you can use cold water for washing purposes.

Cold water is equally efficient in cleaning the clothes.

7. Only Wash Dirty Clothes

You don’t need to wash a pair of jeans every 2-3 days because they don’t get dirty very easily. Even if they get a bit dirty, it is not visible. So you can reduce the frequency of washing clothes which don’t get dirty very easily.

8. Use Energy Efficient Appliances

Using star-rated washing machines and dryers instead of regular ones greatly reduces the bucks that you pay on your electricity bills. This not just applies to washing appliances but also all electronic appliances.

9. Beware of Peak Hours

Do not use washing appliances during peak hours of electricity consumption. Higher charges are levied during this period. For example: If the peak hour is from 5 to 8 in the evening, higher charges will be levied during this time as compared to other hours.

Peak hours differ from region to region. In some countries, it is a regular phenomenon (daily for some fixed hours) while in some countries it is a seasonal phenomenon.

10. Avoid Stain Removers

Stain removers are quite expensive. Instead, you can use vinegar or lemon juice for removing collar stains and other such kinds of stains.


How do I get my laundry to smell good?

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Soak your clothes in the washing machine with hot water and a cup of vinegar for about 10 minutes. Then run the cycle with the right amount of detergent and a cup of baking soda.

You can also add a scented fabric softener to make your clothes smell pleasant.

Is it cheaper to do my laundry at home or the laundromat?

You can save water and electricity by doing your laundry at the laundromat. The machines over there can also handle a huge amount of clothes. So go out, chill for some time while your clothes are getting cleaned.

However, if you wish to do laundry in the comfort of your home, here are some laundry room ideas for making the process easier.

Which is the best day to do laundry at the laundromat?

Never go to the laundromat on the weekends, it will be stuffed with people! Instead, go on any day from Monday to Thursday.

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Now I think you know how to do laundry efficiently and can easily save some extra money. But, if you do have any other ideas with which you are saving money, let me know about them in the comments below. 

I’d be happy to hear from you!

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