Money Saving Laundry Tips

money saving laundry tips

 

Laundry is one of my most favorite household to do’s because I’ve mastered the task so that it’s simple and easy to take care of. If you host a busy family, these laundry goals are for you! I remember walking into a clients home and seeing the clothing scattered all over the floor in the laundry room, so much that you couldn’t walk into it. And not on one occasion either. This seems to be an ongoing problem for many homes and that’s why I’m here to post all things laundry here on Coffee Addict Mama. Don’t forget to browse our blog often for not only house cleaning tips but blogging and business related as well.

Money Saving Laundry Tips

I’m just going to dive right in and be the first to tell you that it is IMPOSSIBLE to maintain a simplified cleaning routine when you have TOO MUCH stuff. That’s just a fact. If you haven’t heard it before, no worries……I’ll repeat it until my fat fingers give up on typing it. And then I’ll start videos to reiterate it often. Decluttering is a huge step into the minimalist lifestyle. It’s an everyday challenge until you become so comfortable in your routines that you won’t even remember what the term laundry really means.

  • Clear Out– Go through your drawers and closets often to toss things you never wear or can live without. I do this challenge weekly with my daughters because teenage girls just love clothing. Everyday mindset. You have to think about it daily and do small things weekly that help you minimize the clothing in your homes. If you haven’t started this process, the uncluttered project is for you!
  • Same Styles– Use the same styles/colors of towels, linens and even when it comes down to clothing because it helps a ton when washing them. We only have white towels in our home. This is because whites come out smelling 10X better than colored towels and sheets. When you wash whites you can definitely wear them/use more than once and get your use out of them more than you ever would with colored ones. The scent lasts longer.
  • Set A Weekly Mindset Not Schedule– Many households have days of the week that they do their laundry on but only do this with linens. Do NOT set your laundry day to a specific day. That just means that you are losing an entire day on babysitting the washer/dryer.
  • Separate Clothing– If you do not do this already, start separating everyone’s clothing into sections. Use smaller baskets or piles to help keep whites separate from colors and use a visual guide to see if the pile can be thrown in as a small load.

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TIME SAVING LAUNDRY TIPS

Above I mentioned avoiding doing laundry on a scheduled day of the week because if anyone in your home does have a lot of clothing by the end of the week, it just creates overwhelm.

One learns to enjoy doing laundry when the overload is less dramatic.

Balancing time and efficiency is key when washing clothing. If you have it in your mind that you have to do laundry on a Saturday because that’s the cheapest time to run the appliances, think about the time and money you save when you learn to do this more simplified.

  • Smaller loads– There’s a small load setting for a reason. When you wash clothing in smaller loads…….#1 you don’t have to fold as much, #2 you save water, #3 you aren’t overwhelmed with washing clothing ALL day long. Now, instead you are doing smaller loads throughout the week to maintain the sanity. It’s like taking a shower everyday. You aren’t saving that much money by doing massive loads in one day versus spread out over 7 days. In order to get the laundry under control, you must do smaller loads. This also teaches you about minimalism and gives you a chance to think about what you want to keep and what you can toss.
  • Use less laundry soap– Don’t use more than what your clothing needs in terms of washing. One tablespoon of detergent is all you need in a small load. Add 1/4 cup vinegar instead of using fabric softener which is highly toxic and eventually ruins clothing and causes allergies.
  • Switch to wool dryer balls– These SAVE so much on money and time it’s incredibly insane if you’re not using them. When you wash a small load and dry, the drying time is like 10 minutes, I kid you not. Invest in dryer balls and ditch the dryer sheets, which are also highly toxic. One of the most toxic chemicals in your home right now.

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This has been a game changer in my personal life and also in many clients that I work with. Not only does it change the wellness within your home through { most importantly } breathing better, but it mentally stabilizes you. The thought process in almost everything you do is positive and healthier.

I don’t know about you but having the right equipment also plays an important role in laundry goals!

  • Use Wicker Baskets– I love my big wicker baskets because they make folded ( and unfolded ) dry clothes just look prettier. When I have something cute to fold my clothes in, I appreciate the task at hand better.

wicker laundry basket

If you are at garage sales this summer, look for them! They are so versatile and can be used for anything! Sometimes I store throw blankets and pillows in them. The towels always look fresh, crisp and clean.

  • Ditch the plastic baskets– This helps the laundry doing more fun. I always recommend to stop buying those ugly baskets and invest in higher quality ones that fit your home decor better. You’ll thank me later my friends.
  • Take your time– Many people ( even myself at times ) will recommend putting clothing away as soon as possible. I say, relax. Do what you can when you can so that it doesn’t feel like a daunting task. Much more of a stress reliever instead. When you take the tips I’ve shared above and apply them to your routines, it makes doing laundry fun.
  • No clothes on the floor rule– Everyday someone in the home tosses clothing onto the floor. This can make laundry seem really bad if not picked up right away. I’m not saying you have to wash them at that given moment but you should definitely toss in a basket or the washer to eliminate the dirty clothing from being on the floor. Start the load when it’s at least half full.

You’re going to have this laundry goals thing down packed, I know it! It’s such an amazing feeling when you enjoy the ‘to do’s’ instead of dragging out the process. If clothes are piling up and you cannot get a grip on it, feel free to reach out. Sometimes it takes someone else telling you what to do, in order for you to actually do it. Don’t let the mess make you stress.

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