Save Money on Laundry the Easy Way

Save Money on Laundry the Easy Way

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 23, 2011

No matter what laundry soap you use, the cost isn't small. What if we told you that you could save 50% every single month on the expense of doing your laundry?

Depending on how much laundry you do each month that could be anything from an extra burger for lunch or movies for date night. Sounds cool right? Here's how we figure:

Our friends over at Lifehacker brought up an interesting report from the blog Daily Finance. They share that you can use 50% less detergent in every load than is recommended. Although many of us use slightly less than what the little lines on the detergent measuring scoops or caps suggest, you might not have been brave enough to use half as much!

They suggest running a load of towels half way through without detergent and then checking to see if any suds appear. It's a good test to see if you can use less than you thought and save some pennies each month. Of course if you choose to actually save them is up to you, like we said above, a tasty burger or movie date is awfully enticing! Read more over at Lifehacker.

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