With 4 boys and a husband in the house you can imagine the piles of laundry that grow in front of my washer and dryer. I feel like I never get ahead of this chore.
I do laundry daily. There are lots of ways to save money on laundry needs. A few tips I use are..
*Always wash a full load.
*Wash with cold water.
*Wash during non-peak hours, usually early morning or late at night.
*Use less soap than recommended.
But as I was sorting my families clothes the other day I started looking at items and pulling things out that I thought could stand another wearing before they went into the washer. For example, jeans. I am not ashamed to admit that I will wear the same pair of jeans all week. In fact, it takes a good day or two for them to become "comfortable". Also pajamas. I mean really do you get dirty while you sleep? There is no reason to wash these after one night of wearing (with the exception of my youngest who is still in diapers). Then there is my husband. He works at a desk all day. I see no reason why he can't wear his work pants at least twice before washing.
After sorting all the laundry I was able to pull out about 2 loads worth of clothes that could be re-worn. So, we are having a little family discussion at our house. Things need to be worn until they are visible dirty or smelly! I am hoping this cuts back a little on my washing.
How do you save on laundry?