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34 ideas to fight climate change in the laundry room

The Laundry is where we use lots of water and electricity. We have an opportunity to help the environment out if we clean our clothes thoughtfully.

31 Put up an outdoor clothesline  Read More And More

79 Half a cup of vinegar in a small load will soften your laundry  Read More

97 Use lower heat on drier

116 Only do full loads of laundry

218 Use metal and wood hangers

238 Use drying racks to dry clothes  Read More

324 Consider using soap nuts instead of laundry detergent  Read More

564 Don’t over dry your clothes.  It wears them out.  Now you need more clothes

565 Buy dryer with moisture sensor that automatically shuts off when the clothes are dry.

566 Empty dryer lint screen between every load to improve energy efficiency  Read More

567 Wash your clothes in cold or warm water. Use a cold water detergent  Read More

568 Use non-toxic environmentally friendly detergents  Read More And More

569 Set the water level on your washer to match the size of the load

571 Fill your clothes dryer, don't overload it. Clothes will dry faster with room to tumble

572 Dry clothes in consecutive loads to take advantage of the warm dryer

573 Gas clothes dryers cost about 1/3 as much to operate as electric dryers  Read More

696 Wash your clothes with your roommates’ instead of half-empty loads

719 Use baking soda and water rather than bleach Read More

729 Use wooden clothespins

769 Switch loads when the drier is warm

771 Use high speed or extended spin in washer to take out more water

772 Dry towels and heavier cottons separately from lighter weight clothes

775 Consider a heat pump or ventless dryer  Read More

834 Consider an electric rack dryer for clothes  Read More

868 Don't wash your clothes if they don't stink

901 Explore using grey water from your laundry  Read More

991 Make sure your dryer is properly vented to the outside  Read More

1099 Shower wash your exercise clothes with you

1100 Don't let washed clothes sit in washer and then wash again

1105 Consider a front loading washer

1102 Freshen and press your clothes instead of always washing Read More

1104  Spot treat your clothes instead of washing

1133 Download a transit app to your phone

1245 DIY Avoid toxic dryer sheets and make your own Read More


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