Home economics are always welcome and reducing water and energy costs in laundry can be the first step to feeling the difference in your pocket. Small attitudes when washing, drying and ironing can help with your budget.
In laundry, the basic rule for those who want to save money is not to leave faucets open when you do not need to use water. In the tank, keep the tap closed while scrubbing. Parts with heavy dirt should be soaked before washing. Just turn on the tap again to rinse.
Another tip is to gather as many clothes as possible to put in the machine. This does not mean waiting until all parts of your drawer are in the laundry basket, but accumulating a good amount to take advantage of the machine's capacity while always respecting the set limit.
The most modern machines offer options to select the water level according to the volume of clothes. This intelligent washer function limits water waste.
Be sure to separate light clothes from dark and wash only fabrics that allow use in washers, always following the instructions on the labels of the clothes. This way, you not only save water and energy, but also save you time.
Water from the tank and washing machine can be reused to wash the yard. You spend less water and still save washing powder.
When it's time to dry, use the clothesline instead of the dryer. Or, if you prefer, place the parts in the tumble dryer for a few minutes and then on the clothesline while they are still wet. The tip of accumulating the most clothes before washing also goes for when ironing the pieces.
Iron consumes a lot of energy, so it is better to use at once. Hanging the clothes correctly on the clothesline, leaving it as straight as possible and folding well if not on time are other saving tips. Leaving it all tangled up, you lose more time ironing and therefore spend more energy.
Pay attention to the Procel seal, the National Electricity Conservation Program, which indicates the energy expenditure of each laundry appliance. The seal bears letters A through G, and the closer to A, the more economical the device.
Money Saving Laundry Tips (April 2021)