This week’s Tuesday Tip is wash your laundry in cold water. My job doesn’t require me to get very dirty, at least not normally (unless you want to count dirty little hands touching me!) So my clothes usually are lightly worn and don’t require much more than a cold wash using my home-made laundry detergent.
Tip # 28: Wash your laundry in cold water.
Cold Water Costs Less
- Though I still must pay for the water and electricity, I don’t have the added expense of gas to heat the water. I save a few bucks by washing most of my laundry items in cold water.
- Cold water plus detergent, even home-made, washes lightly used clothing just fine. It also is less harsh on fabric, meaning your clothes should last longer than washing them in scolding hot water.
Cold Water Washes are better on the Environment
- Using less hot water means using less gas. Conserving gas means there’s more for future generations.
- Less wear and tear on your clothing means a longer life-span; again conservation is an important factor for helping our planet retain its resources.
Do you wash your clothing in cold water? If not, what keeps you from trying cold water washes?