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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

5 Simple Tips for Saving Money in the Laundry Room {frugal living}

Ugh, laundry. 
It's never-ending, it's time consuming and to make matters worse it's a money draining bore.
Well, I'm not quite sure how to make laundry  fun for you, but I can at least give you a few tips on how to keep it from being an excessively expensive chore.

1. If a garment has been worn for only a brief period of time, there's really no need to wash it so just hang it up and save it for later! This way you're saving water, energy and time!

2. Downgrade your brand of laundry detergent. Cheaper laundry detergents still smell great and work just as well as big name brands. OR consider making your own detergent. You can find a great tutorial on how to make your own laundry soap  HERE.

3. Cut your dryer sheets in half. One box will last twice as long and your clothes will be just as soft. OR just skip the dryer sheets all together! We don't use dryer sheets any more and honestly, I can't tell the difference.

4. Hand wash your clothes and hang them up to dry. I can tell you from experience that jeans and towels are kind of hard to do so you might want to go ahead and put them in the machine (unless you have an old fashioned ringer), but smaller and lighter items like tee shirts, underwear and kid's clothes are easy to wash and dry very fast.

5. Only, wash full loads of laundry. If the load is tiny or you just need a couple items cleaned, wash them by hand instead and hang them up to dry.

See? Easy peasy and simple!
So, how do YOU save money in the laundry room?


  1. I use wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets, cheaper and better for us. I also use vinegar in the rinse as a softener.

  2. I like the half of a dryer sheet idea, it's a good one!!

  3. These are great tips. Give everyone their own bath towel and wash as needed as you are drying off with it.

  4. Good tips. I agree about cheap detergent, but if you watch sales and coupons, the expensive ones are sometimes the cheapest. It's just something to be aware of! :)

  5. Thanks for the great tips! I hand wash most of my delicate's.

  6. Couldn't agree more!! I do most of these except make my own laundry detergent..

  7. Great tips on saving money when doing laundry...I love the loose socks idea. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  8. Great tips! We never use dryer sheets and it doesn't make any difference at all. I've always wanted to make my own detergent too. Eventually I'll get to it! Thanks for linking up with us at MeetUp Monday!

  9. Some great tips, I never use dryer sheets and try and line dry most of my laundry. Thanks for sharing! -- Romany


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