12 Tips for a Greener, Cleaner Laundry Room

Forgotten laundry room The land of lost socks, mysterious stains and general chaos. Although many of us and the family (read: dirty little children) spend many hours in this house But often we do not forget to seek to be more environmentally friendly. With a few small changes in your laundry, you can make a big difference in the environment.

Wash your clothes with cold water whenever possible.

Make sure your machine is set to wash in a cool place all the time. About 90% of the energy involved in washing clothes is just hot water. If not necessary then do not

Set the washing machine to the water level that is appropriate for the size of the load.
Always clear the full load.

Most energy-saving washing machines still use 40 gallons of water. Imagine what the standard version uses? You will save money, energy, and water by reducing the number of loads you wash.

After every load, clean the lint filter in your dryer.

Use automatic settings every time instead of the scheduled settings on your dryer. Often, the setting times out too long and is not needed.

Consider investing in the clothes rack! Although your climate will motivate you to use it as part of the year, you will save your family’s pocket money and the energy you don’t consume is important. Better yet, in the cold winter, use an indoor clothesline rack to hang your clothes. This option is better if it will double the humidity during the winter and dry. Using your family’s drying line alone can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 700 pounds per year.

When buying your next washing machine,

consider a front-loading washing machine, which will reduce hot water use by 60% -70%. If you are not interested in the front loader, please check which model catches your eye ranking. Energy Star guarantees significantly lower power consumption than standard models.

When it comes to detergent is even less If your detergent is full of chemicals, you can’t pronounce it time to find a new detergent. Detergents added with optical brighteners, chlorine bleach, synthetic fragrances and petroleum products But only harmful to our family But also including groundwater and soil Look for detergents from natural plants and are naturally biodegradable.

If you are a real DIY like yourself,

you may want to go on an adventure and make your own detergent like our grandmother. There are many ingredients found in your home such as vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. These products are safe for your family and friendly to our world. Our family builds our own and I can testify that it works better, cheaper than any discount stores that can offer and are environmentally friendly.

Can’t abandon your bleach? Chlorine bleach irritates the skin and eyes, not to mention being disgusting for our world. Opt for non-chlorine bleach instead Non-chlorine bleach is just hydrogen peroxide and can be found in most pharmacies or branded brands in major discount stores nationwide. If every household in America has changed from chlorine bleach to non-chlorine bleach, we can prevent over 11.6 million pounds of chlorine from entering our ecosystem.

New ideas for dryer sheets.

Almost every big company offering dryer sheets also weighs bad chemicals. Consider helping yourself to be annoyed and crossing the dryer sheet together. If you can’t bear the idea, choose an environmentally safe option. Local organic shops and cooperatives are diverse to choose from.


and may not clear dirt Anyone who is a teenager can confirm that there is a lot of washing without getting dirty. Do not throw items into the washing machine unless they are dirty and worn. Consider wearing only used clothes for a few hours. Many items can be worn many times before having to wash.
Being environmentally friendly in the laundry room is not difficult and does not have to waste time. With a little idea, your eco-family can start saving valuable dollars while something is good for our planet.


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