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Laundry day

September 18, 2009


Today’s green tip is about your laundry.  Did you know that 90% of the energy involved in washing your clothes comes from heating the water, not running the washing machine?  So an easy way to be more energy efficient is to wash on the cold water setting.  Most detergents are designed to work just as well in cold water as they do in warm water, even if it doesn’t say so on the container.  By using the cold water cycle, you’re doing the earth a favor.  And you’re still getting your clothes clean.  Now if I could just get someone to come over and fold them.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2009 8:48 am

    I love when I learn something about being “green” only to find out that I’ve already been doing it!

    Happy Friday!

  2. September 23, 2009 6:12 pm

    no way! this is so good to know.

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