Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Green Up the Laundry
by Mary Findley

Here are three easy ways to green up laundry days.

1) Run only full loads with the shortest wash time. For clothes that need extra wash time let them soak in the washer for 15 minutes before starting the wash cycle.
2) Remove and hang your clothes while they are partially damp to save on electricty. I love this because after hanging barely damp clothes I brush them with my fingers to 'iron' out the wrinkles so ironing takes only minutes if needed at all.
3) Use eco friendly detergent. Bio Kleen is my favorite. Use even less than what is recommended then add 1/3 cup of distilled white vinegar. Vinegar boosts the cleaning ability of the detergent plus it is a fabric softener and eliminates static cling. No need to buy dryer sheets or expensive laundry softeners.

This article may only be reprinted giving full credit to Mary Findley and her website www.goclean.com.

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