Thursday, January 24, 2013

Saving Money Around The House~Laundry

Save Money Around The House

I have found lots of little ways to save a dollar here and there.  This series "Saving Money Around The House" is just a way to compile some of them for you to use also.  You can go back to find out how I save money in the bathroom and in the kitchen. Here's a few tips I've learned to save money in the laundry room.

  • Make your own laundry detergent and fabric softener.
  • If you use store bought laundry detergent, use less.  I have found I don't need to use the full amount that is recommended on the bottles.
  • If you use fabric softener sheets, cut them in half.  They'll last twice as long, and work just as well.  Better yet, get rid of them completely! 
  • Make sure you are washing full loads.  In our house, this is NEVER a problem!!
  • Hang out clothes when you can.  It saves money by not using the dryer, but also helps your clothing to last longer!  I have a line hung from our basement rafters in the laundry room to hang things in the winter.
  • Empty out the pockets of your clothes.  Learned that lesson the hard way!
  • Use cold water to save your hot water heater from working so hard.  I wash everything except towels and bedding (and of course diapers when we are in that season!) in cold water.
  • Clean the lint trap of your dryer after every load.
What are some tips you have for saving money in the laundry room?



  1. Love the series! Thanks for the tips!

  2. Great ideas! I also rip dryer sheets in half and try to use less detergent than is suggested, as it seems to clean better then.


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