In our daily life laundry is inescapable, but we can follow some eco-friendly laundry ideas which guide us to complete this crucial task and helps to reduce our billing expenses & save our environment. Dryers and washing machines are huge power exhausting appliances, but by twisting a few contexts on your dryer & washing machine & using some eco-friendly substitutes, you can save water, energy and also a lot of money for your life-long period. We’ve collected some tips to boost your green laundry:
- Wear clothes more than a single time:
To reduce your laundry expenses, you must wear your clothes more than a single time and wash them less. You need to wash socks, inner clothing, and handkerchiefs regularly for healthy living goals. The beginning in green laundry living style is to wear your clothes more than a single time before dumping them in the dirty clothes basket. You can save a lot of energy by wearing your clothes more than once; it saves your energy as well as prevents your clothes from damaging. Especially, wear your jeans at least thrice, wash them in cold water and skip using iron or dryer. The jeans brands also recommend washing jeans after two weeks.
- Wash clothes by hand:
Always try to wash clothes by hand to get green results. Washing by hand doesn’t mean to tear the clothes by beating, wash them with a tender care, it can do wonders. Use cold water to wash your clothes instead of hot water except you are cleaning clothes with so many Soak your clothes in cold water, try to stay away from the dryer, hang your clothes outside in sun and let them dry. Now, you might be thinking that washing your clothes by hand is very time consuming but it comes with many benefits. It gives therapeutic results for you as you will do exercise while you wash your laundry. Hand washing simply is like a test to find out the quantity of laundry in your home weekly.
- Use green detergent:
If you want to increase your green living habits, you must use a detergent which is free from chemical additives that damage your clothes as well as affect the environment. These toxic chemicals can cause disease like cancer, asthma, breathing disorders and allergies. Try to find green detergent, check out the detergent packaging where it’s clearly written that whether the detergent is environment-friendly and ensures that this is safe & doesn’t affect your life. It would be great if you make green detergent at home with easily available ingredients. You can use white vinegar instead of fabric softeners; it simply equalizes the level of pH in detergent and makes your clothes soft and chemical free.
- Avoid ironing:
Ironing is’ not only a tiresome task but also a huge energy consuming process. So no need to follow this boring idea of ironing clothes as it’s an energy consuming and damages your clothes fabric. But being a gentleman or gentlewoman you will never want to look shabby in the office or in any event. So what to do with it? Here I am suggesting you hang out your clothes to dry just after the wash. The water present in wet clothes will get off most of the wrinkles. For your linen clothes avoid spinning them after wash and let it dry with water in it, water will make it wrinkle free. Place other clothes on these linen clothes in your cabinet and now you will not need any extra ironing.