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4 Laundry Tips to Save You Money

One thing you can always count on is having laundry to do. While it may not be as expensive as other household bills, it's an essential task that does add up throughout the year. Use these 4 tips to save money on doing laundry in 2022 and beyond.

1. Skip the Laundry Extras

Product add-ons, such as fabric softeners or sheets, are not only not needed for effectively cleaning your clothes but also add unnecessary costs to your laundry chore. Skipping these expensive add-ons can save you money each week and reduce the risk of skin irritation.

2. Wear an Undershirt

While it may seem like investing in quality undershirts will cut into your budget, over time, it can help you save by reducing the weekly loads of laundry. Wearing an undershirt helps protect your dress shirt from sweat and deodorant, meaning you can often wait longer between washes. Therefore, it can help cut down on your laundry detergent and energy costs.

3. Opt for Hang Drying Your Clothes

On nice, sunny days, hanging your clothes outside to dry can reduce the need of running your home dryer. If you are concerned about pollen or other natural microspores getting on your clothes, you could opt for hanging laundry inside to dry. Natural drying not only helps reduce your energy cost per load of laundry but is also more environmentally friendly.

4. Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

With Procter and Gamble recently announcing an increase in its laundry detergent, doing laundry can be more costly than ever before. An option to help you save on the expense of laundry detergent, especially if you purchase organic and eco-friendly products, is to make your own. You can find many different homemade laundry detergent recipes online and find one that works best for your needs.

While it's often overlooked, the cost of doing laundry is a necessary household expense, just like your utility bills. From the rising cost of laundry detergent to the energy cost of running your home washer and dryer, these small expenses add up over time. The cost of doing laundry increases greatly if you must use coin-operated machines. Following the tips above can help you get the necessary laundry task done without breaking the bank.

However, these savings do not calculate the time you must spend doing laundry. We understand your time is valuable and offer a convenient wash and fold laundry service to give you back your time while we take care of the chore of doing laundry. With a set per pound price, you can easily add laundry service to your budget, and you'll no longer need to keep expensive laundry detergent on your shopping list.

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