A washing machine is certainly of vital importance in your home, and perhaps it is the only one you could never do without. But you have to admit that both buying and running it regularly has an impact on your family’s budget. Here are some tips on how to cut your bills and still have clean and perfectly dried laundry.
Use cold water. Yes, manufacturers recommend warmer temperatures, but the truth is that unless your clothes are heavily soiled, cold works well, especially if you use quality detergents and pre-treat stains.
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Measure out the detergent carefully. More soap will not clean clothes; it will actually leave them dirtier. Why? Overflow of detergent creates a high, foamy tide inside the machine, lifting dirt and lint above the water level and hampering rinsing. This leaves a residue on clothes that fade colors and attract more dirt.
Double centrifuge. Put wet clothes, hefty ones, like jeans and towels, through an extra spin cycle in the washing machine to wring out as much water as possible. This reduces the drying time.
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Remove the fluff. Empty the lint filter before each load, so the dryer runs faster and more efficiently. You should also wash it every six months. Just remove it, clean the lint and scrub with a toothbrush and warm soapy water.
Add a dry bath towel to the dryer with wet clothes. It absorbs moisture and reduces drying time.
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