It may sound silly to invest any effort into revamping your laundry routine. But the average family has seven loads of laundry per week, which translates to about 10 hours of labor. A few smart tweaks can cut that time in half.
- Do all your laundry on one day of the week. It will help you keep track of inventory and prevent you from buying things you don’t need.
- Give up on dry cleaning. It’s expensive and bad for the environment.
- Use warm water for most laundry. Cold water won’t activate the detergent properly.
- Look for detergents made with plant- and mineral-based ingredients.
- Hang laundry to dry. It’s an environmentally friendly practice and your clothes will last longer.
- Always treat stains as quickly as possible.
Renewing your laundry practice can make a major difference in your health, your home, and the environment. Learn the best supplies to buy and more best practices in our Instaread on Laundry Love.