Day 28: How do you do your laundry? Any tricks?
Like many other mom/wives.... I hate laundry. I use to have a routine and would wash every Wednesday, but now I just do it whenever I'm bored or have nothing better to do, haha.
But I use to do laundry on Wednesdays for two reasons.... one, because if my girls or I needed an outfit or they wanted to wear something that weekend I would wash it Wednesday that way we're not rushing and end up having to wash it last minute, which would just waste water/money. Two, because we don't have a dryer and hubs would take the washed clothes to the laundry mat and bring me the Wednesday paper we get in our area (FREE). So that was just a plus.
Here are a few other things that I do every few washes:
- I add baking soda to whites
- I add vinegar to help remove stains
- I load the washer to capacity
- I line-dry my clothes (If you use a dryer, dry one right after another to save energy)
- I wash in cold 75% of the time
Over the past few months, we have brought down our water bill tremendously, like $50+. We are working on lowering our electric bill, which we have, but with summer here now it's creeping up. Ugh!
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