Revise Your Laundry Chores with Eco-Friendly Tips

Revise Your Laundry Chores with Eco-Friendly Tips

Alexa Hotz
Oct 26, 2011

Discovered at Real Simple via Practically Green, these simple laundry tips help decrease negative ecological impacts associated with water usage and chemical laden laundry.

1. Reduce Temperature: turning down the temperature on your washing machine will not only help preserve the quality for clothing but can significantly reduce energy consumption as well.
2. Use Full Loads: washing full loads every time you fill your machine can lessen the amount and the frequency of washing.

3. Choose Non-Chemical Bleach and Dryer Sheets: making the choice to stay away from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances is safer for you, your family and the environment.
4. Hang Clothes to Dry: hanging your clothes ala European style helps aerate clothing naturally, preserve its life and eliminate extra energy costs.
5. Switch to Natural Detergents: this is more of a no-brainer as someone concerned with green living but is notable nonetheless. Consider making your own inspired by some of our posts, linked below.

Read More: Real Simple, Practically Green

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(Images: James Wojcik via Real Simple)

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