If you are anything like me, I am sure you feel like your laundry is never truly done. In attempts to go green one place I have made some changes is my laundry. Not only do I not really want chemicals on the skin of my family, also, all those chemicals go in our water and our sewer system which is not a good thing either. I have been playing around with finding a natural detergent that I really love. Part of the problem is the one I like the most is not cloth diaper friendly, but that is a whole other post in itself. If you have an earth friendly laundry detergent that you love, please share it with us in our comments section!
There are several small changes you can make in your laundry to help reduce waste:
- Switch from liquid to powder or concentrate detergent (liquid detergent requires a lot more water in the making)
- Stop using dryer sheets (there are a lot of chemicals in them, I use dryer balls now)
- Use your dryer less, the sun works great not only at drying your clothes, but taking stains out, the best natural bleach!
- Do laundry in one day instead of over a week- by throwing clothes into a hot dryer it takes less time to dry them, so back to back loads actually saves energy.
You can check out a lot of green laundry products here.