Basic Laundry Tips to Save Money
Between regular laundry and dry cleaning services, expenses for keeping your clothes and beddings clean can quickly add up faster than your laundry basket gets filled up.
The good news is that there are basic laundry tips to save you money.
And the even better news is that they’re stuff you’ve most likely already done at least once in your life!
Wash with cold water.
A previous post we published on water consumption statistics in Singapore states that the average Singaporean uses around 154 litres of water each day. So to ensure you aren’t using too much water when you wash clothes, get your faucets and plumbing checked and fixed.
Add to that the amount of energy it requires for a water heater to run, and you’re likely contributing to a significant percentage of consumption. One money and energy-saving tip to address this would be to use cold water for laundry, instead.
Luckily, a lot of laundry detergents are now formulated to dissolve in cold water. You won’t have to worry about the powder leaving residue or staining your clothes when it’s time to dry them.
Hang your clothes to air dry.
A washer and dryer combo makes life convenient, but it does use up more energy. If you have the space for it, hang your clothes out to dry whenever you can.
Harnessing the power of the sun and wind not only saves you money but can also make your washing smell fresher. So bring out that clothesline or clothes rack and air dry your laundry after you’ve washed them.
As an added bonus, if you hang your clothes properly, it could result in fewer wrinkles and creases. That means more savings for you if you don’t have to iron certain items.
Regularly clean out dryer lint.
Even the best washing machines and dryers can stop working optimally without proper maintenance. For instance, proper circulation is needed for a dryer to work efficiently.
So if you’re fond of using dryer sheets, you’ll need to be extra watchful for lint buildup. Check the lint tray if it’s full, as well as the exterior vent for lint balls and fuzz.
A small toothbrush would do fine for removing trapped lint. Once all obstructions are removed, you can expect your dryer to do its job faster because it doesn’t trap moist air anymore.
Get your own washer and dryer.
Have you been counting on laundromats or professional laundry services in Singapore for some time now?
Then maybe it’s time to consider getting your own washing machine and dryer, instead. These two make up some of the most essential home appliances that can make your life easier to manage and organize.
And while they may have considerable price tags, their long-term benefits will outweigh their initial expense. Compute how much you spend weekly on laundry services and you might find that you’ll have more savings by doing your own washing at home.
You can also have the option to select energy-efficient machines and be able to control when you’ll be doing your laundry.