Laundry and Water Conservation: Simple Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

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Water is a limited resource, to continue enjoying a clean water, we have to conserve it. Laundry is one of the biggest consumers in the home. Hence, water conservation for laundry can help reduce your environmental impact.

Simple Ways to Reduce Water Consumption

Small and simple ways can result in a significant impact in reducing the overall water consumption during laundry. Here are some of the best ways to conserve water, whether in the laundry room or at the laundry service.

Load a full capacity of laundry in the washer or dryer.

A common laundry practice we do when we have a dedicated laundry room at home is to wash small loads of laundry. This consumes more water and energy than doing larger loads every laundry. Save your dirty clothes for later and run a fuller load in the washer and dryer.

Always consolidate the number of washes. Besides, it saves water consumption, sending a full load to the laundry delivery service is much more cost-efficient.

However, if the situation does not allow, use the small load cycle of your washer. It allows you to wash fewer items without feeling guilty of consuming too much water.

Use the right water temperature.

Read the wash label of your clothes, if it does not indicate warm or hot water, use cold water for your wash load. Using hot water for your wash load is the most energy-intensive process in doing laundry. Hence, if you want to save energy costs and not waste water, use the right temperature.

Purchase a high-efficiency washer and dryer.

It may be a huge investment, but a high-efficiency washer and dryer uses less water than the conventional laundry appliances. Moreover, high-efficiency machines have a larger drum that can hold more clothes, so you can wash more clothes in each load. This means that you will use the machine less often, which can help to conserve water. High-efficiency washers also use less water per load because they use a high-pressure spray to clean the clothes rather than relying on the volume of water.

High-efficiency dryers are also designed to use less energy. They use sensors to determine when clothes are dry, so they stop running when the clothes are dry. This can help to conserve energy and reduce your energy bills.

Less frequent in washing clothes.

Of course, the best way to conserve water consumption is doing less laundry. Most of us are guilty of tossing our clothes to the hamper even when it is only worn once. Frequently washing your clothes does not only consume more water, it also damages the fabrics of your clothes more easily. 

Pre-treat stains or use a laundry detergent booster.

Pre-treating stains can help to remove the stain more effectively, so you won’t have to wash the item as many times to get it clean. This can help to conserve water because you won’t have to run the washing machine as many times. Not to mention, pre-treating helps you prevent the stain from setting in.

Conserve water when doing laundry. It helps not only the environment, but your wallet as well. 

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