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Tips to Reduce Laundry Costs

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

Nowadays, daily expenses on one’s day-to-day essentials jump up and become too costly, which is why it is essential to consider frugal ways to be able to save money still. The good thing is that quality-wise care for one’s clothes does not need to be expensive, unlike the expenses required for good quality food, housing, and other necessities. 

Whether one avails a laundry pickup and delivery service or opts to do laundry personally, doing laundry would demand to be included in terms of budgeting because of the materials needed. Still, it does not need to be extravagant or need a big budget to have satisfactory results. 

Here are some recommendations to be able to cut off laundry costs:

1. Use less detergent

Most people use too much detergent in every wash cycle without even realizing that it would only compromise the quality of cleaning each cycle is expected to. Using too much detergent, the washing machine cannot remove dirt and stains on clothes and fabrics. 

With lessening the use of detergents in every load of laundry, not only would it assure cleaner clothes that are free from stains and specks of dirt, but it would also help minimize laundry costs by preventing the frequent purchase of detergents. 

2. Use cold water

Using cold water to rinse off detergents on clothes can help one avoid using heaters, which would prevent escalating electric bills. Hot water can be reserved for use in too greasy, dirty, and stained clothes since it can be easily removed with water. But for the rest of the clothes, cold water can be used in rinsing the clothes. It would not be a problem since most detergents nowadays are designed for cold water rinsing. 

3. Wash fewer loads

It automatically cuts all laundry costs from the laundry detergent, water, and electricity when one washes on fewer loads. Even laundromats prefer this kind of strategy. There are a lot of ways to keep washing one’s laundry at a lower load. One is to wash at full bags by doing laundry weekly or more to wash all at once as a full load. 

Another way is to wear clothes more than once, especially if the clothes aren’t too dirty or soiled from the first use to cut off laundry loads. Although shirts and undergarments must be washed every use, trousers, dress shirts, and other linens can be used a few more times before laundering. 

Choosing a dryer with heat pump technology rather than vented tumble or condenser tumble dryers is also a good idea. The former is the best for cost savings in the long run due to its energy efficiency.

These are only some of the ways to be frugal to cut off laundry expenses. There are more techniques on how to be more creative and resourceful in doing one’s laundry. Since being resourceful depends on each person’s way of living and preferences, one needs to discover their frugal ways despite these tips.

However, if in doubt, one can hire a maid service to make things easier. They are experts in these fields, so they know reliable ways to cut off laundry expenses without sacrificing the level of cleanliness of the clothes washed.

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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