Are you looking for some simple and creative ways that will help you save some serious cash when it comes to your laundry? We all know that it’s really easy to build up a huge utility bill if you have to do a lot of laundry. Let’s face it, washing machines and dryers aren’t really all that energy efficient. If you’re ready to save money on your laundry, I’m going to hook you up with some money-saving tips that will be fairly easy to implement into your life.
#1. Use OxiClean
A bottle of OxiClean will last you quite some time and it can be a real lifesaver. This stuff can take some of the toughest stains out of practically anything with just a few simple sprays. So, instead of throwing your favorite blouse away, because it has a stain on it, you can spray some OxiClean on it and it will take the stain right out.
#2. Make Your Own Laundry Soap
You’d be surprised at the amount of people that make their own laundry soap and it can save a ton of money. Did you know that you can make your own laundry soap for as little as $27 and it can last you the whole year?
#3. Make Your Own Fabric Softener
Just like with laundry soap, you can make your own fabric softener with vinegar. It’s way cheaper than going to the market and purchasing some.
#4. Use an On-The-Go Stain Remover Stick
Whether you keep one in your car or in your purse, you should always have one of these close to you. That way, you can get the stain out easily and quickly.
#5. Hang Your Clothes up to Dry
As I stated above, washers and dryers aren’t exactly the most energy efficient appliances you have in your home. If you want to save some cash, you can hang your laundry up on a clothes line outdoors. Also, your clothes will have that lovely outdoor smell to them.
#6. Use a Drying Rack
Just like hanging your clothes up to dry, you’re using something besides your drying machine, which uses a lot of energy and can increase your electric bill.
#7. Fluff Your Clothes in the Dryer
If you have wrinkles in your clothes, you can simply fluff them in the dryer to get the wrinkles out. After that, hang them up on a clothes line or put them on a drying rack. This will help you save money and you won’t have to get out the iron and ironing board.
#8. Save Your Used Dryer Sheets
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love the smell of dryer sheets and they still smell good, even after they’ve been used. Cut them up and place them in your trash can and it will make the trash can smell better. Also, you could use your used dryer sheets as a car freshener. Get creative and you’ll find plenty of uses for them.
#9. Use Dryer Balls
Chances are you’ve been interested in trying out those Bounce dryer balls or the Downy dryer balls. Go ahead and try them and see what you think. They will last a long time and will save you money on dryer sheets.
#10. Cut Your Dryer Sheets in Half
Unless you are drying a heavy load, such as towels or blankets, you could always cut your dryer sheets in half to save money.
#11. Use a Smaller Dosage of Laundry Detergent
Always use half of the recommended dosage and it will be enough to get everything clean. Also, it will extend the life of your washing machine.
#12. Use Lemi Shine Once Per Week
Every week, you should run a load with Lemi Shine. Lemi Shine will help eat up the hair and fuzz in the drum of your washer, which will extend the life of the machine.
#13. Stop Washing Jeans So Much
A lot of fashion designers say that you should never wash your jeans, unless you’ve gotten them really dirty. Most people can wear jeans and never get a stain on them at all. Therefore, you really have no reason to wash them. If you do decide to wash your jeans, you shouldn’t wash them after every single time you wear a pair. Instead, wear a pair for at least a month before throwing it in the wash.