After my last post on one year of using homemade laundry detergent, I was lambasted for the amount of water I use for washing clothes.
As I’ve said over and over again, living green is all about making choices one choice at a time. Part of my journey to green living is learning and incorporating new, greener habits. Converting from a top loading to a front loading washing machine not only cut down on my water usage, increased the laundry load size, but it also is an energy and detergent saver.
After seeing how other people are getting by with only four to six loads of laundry a week (for the life of me I don’t know how they do it), I decided to try an experiment. I’m going to do my best to reduce my laundry loads to four to six per week. I’m going in with an open mind and a closed nose.
I’ll turn my back on the mounting basketball practice and game jerseys. I’ll cover my nose at the football practice gear. I’ll also walk away from the pile of clothes dirtied from the construction job. All of the sweaty running gear will sit in a basket and wait until I’m ready to do the four to six loads. After all, what’s a little stink when you’re trying to live green?
Consider this post an open invitation for constructive tips on how to cut back on loads of laundry to a mere four to six times a week. Those four to six loads must incorporate all of the clothes, sheets, towels and any other washable items. I must stress, however, that I’m looking for constructive tips on how to accomplish this. Unfortunately, after viewing a few of yesterday’s posts which did not contribute to the discussion and brought nothing but unnecessary negativity and condemnation, I feel it’s necessary to request constructive and useful tips only.
I’m looking forward to your tips.