Ways To Save: Laundry Tips

Besides using coupons at the grocery, there are tons of other ways to save in your everyday tasks that can all add up to help you save big! Here are some tips on how I save while doing the laundry.

  • Energy Efficient- Purchasing energy efficient products is one way to help you save not only on water usage but on electricity. Energy efficient machines are made to conserve water while getting your clothes clean and most machines also allow you to use less detergent than with other machines.
  • Spin Again- Once your load of laundry is finished spinning it’s last spin cycle, run it through one more time. This will help ring out even more water, helping you use less water. The difference of electricity usage from another spin vs extra time in the dryer will save you money.
  • Keep Em’ Full- Only running full loads of laundry will help make the most of your usage of water. If you do need to wash a smaller load, make sure you adjust the settings for a smaller load so that your machine uses less water.
  • Don’t Over Fill- To go along with the tip above, overfilling is only keeping your laundry from getting completely clean and will make your need to dry them even longer- in return using more electricity.
  • Do Less Laundry- Even though most people won’t admit it, you have worn your jeans more than once before you threw them in the dirty clothes. That’s ok! Really! As long as you weren’t rolling around in the mud, it is ok to wear a pair of jeans for 2 or 3 times before they head to the wash. Now not all clothes are able to wait and not all people are able to pull this off (those with strong body odors). But if you have normal hygiene and can remain fairly clean throughout the day you can save yourself a few loads of laundry by wearing some of  your clothes more than once!
  • Use Cold Water- Using hot water uses more electricity to make the water hot therefore costing you more each month.
  • Use Correct Amounts-  Using too much or too little detergent or fabric softener can make your laundry dirty or needing a second rinse, causing you to spend more. Read the labels and measure your products to the labels specifications.
  • Non- Dry Clean Clothes- Purchase clothes that do not need to be dry cleaned. Not having to make that extra trip each month to the dry cleaner can save you time, gas, and money!
  • Hang Them Out To Dry- If you don’t mind a few extra minutes of work, hang your clothes outside on a clothes line. This will cut your electricity bill by quite a bit and save your dryer. Oh and there is that whole saving nature thing!!! If you feel that your clothes are stiff after they have been hung out to dry, toss them in the dryer for about 10-12 minutes to help soften them!
  • Make Your Own- There are tons of ways to make your own detergent, stain remover and fabric softener that are a little less harsh on your wallet. Simply do a Google search on making your own and you will find several recipes! Most of the items you will most likely have in your cabinet.
  • Wash Multiple Loads- This isn’t so much to help save during the washing cycle but when you toss them in the dryer. Doing several loads of laundry back to back will keep the dryer hot, making dryer time for additional loads less- the dryer won’t have to warm up in between loads.
  • Dilute The Detergent- If you tend to over do the detergent, next time you are finished with a bottle of detergent, save the bottle. Open a new one and pour about 1/4 to 1/3 of the new detergent into the old bottle and then fill the new bottle back up to the top with water.
  • Cut Dryer Sheets- Cutting dryer sheets in half is probably one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to save on laundry. Dryer sheets are a little pricey, but you need them, especially when winter hits. So cut them in half and get double your money’s worth.

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Laundry Deal Round-up 10/30-11/5

Each week The Centsible Family will bring you a post centered on the current laundry deals available and include the price after savings and the price per ounce or load (when available) to help determine your best deal of the week. This will help you know when to stock up and when to pass on a deal based on the overall costs!

Amazon

All prices are based on the Subscribe & Save price. Sign up for Subscribe & Save and save 15% off the price of select laundry plus free shipping. You have the option to continue to receive the product on a regular basis or cancel any additional orders by canceling your subscription.

Biokleen Free & Clear Laundry Liquid Allergen-fighting Formula, 64-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) – $48.40 = $0.13/oz

Gain 2X Ultra Liquid Original Fresh 96 Load, 150-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) – $26.30 = $0.09/oz

Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent, 100 Fluid-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4) – $40.76 = $0.10/oz

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Laundry Deal Round-up 10/23-10/29

Each week The Centsible Family will bring you a post centered on the current laundry deals available and include the price after savings and the price per ounce or load (when available) to help determine your best deal of the week. This will help you know when to stock up and when to pass on a deal based on the overall costs!

Amazon

All prices are based on the Subscribe & Save price. Sign up for Subscribe & Save and save 15% off the price of select laundry plus free shipping. You have the option to continue to receive the product on a regular basis or cancel any additional orders by canceling your subscription.

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Laundry Deal Round-up 10/16-10/22

Each week The Centsible Family will bring us a post centered on the current laundry deals available and include the price after savings and the price per ounce or load (when available) to help determine your best deal of the week. This will help you know when to stock up and when to pass on a deal based on the overall costs!

Amazon

All prices are based on the Subscribe & Save price. Sign up for Subscribe & Save and save 15% off the price of select laundry plus free shipping. You have the option to continue to receive the product on a regular basis or cancel any additional orders by canceling your subscription.

Biokleen Free & Clear Laundry Liquid Allergen-fighting Formula, 64-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) – $44.74 = $0.12/oz

Gain 2X Ultra Liquid Original Fresh 96 Load, 150-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) – $25.77 = $0.09/oz

Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent, 100 Fluid-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4) – $40.76 = $0.10/oz

Tide with a Touch of Downy April Fresh Scent with Actilift, 150.0-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) – $40.58 = $0.14/oz
* Remember to clip $1 Tide Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Tide Total Care HE Liquid Renewing Rain Scent 40-Load Bottles (Pack of 4) – $39.07 = $0.10/oz
* Remember to clip $2 Tide Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Sun Burst 2x High Efficiency, 45.4-ounce (Pack of 6) – $18.01 = $0.07/oz

Wisk Color Safe Bleach, 100-Ounce – $8.39 = $0.08/oz

CVS

Spend $30 Laundry Deal:
Buy 6 Wisk Laundry detergents 26-32 loads = $29.94 ($4.99 ea)
Buy 1 Mars, Hersheys, or Nestle 8 pk $1
Total = $30.94
- $12 ($2/1 x6) Wisk Q – SS 10/16/11
= $18.94
Get $10 CVS Gift Card to roll
= $8.94 for seven or $1.28 each

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Laundry Deal Round-up 10/9-10/15

Each week The Centsible Family will bring you a post centered on the current laundry deals available and include the price after savings and the price per ounce or load (when available) to help determine your best deal of the week. This will help you know when to stock up and when to pass on a deal based on the overall costs!

Amazon All prices are based on the Subscribe & Save price. Sign up for Subscribe & Save and save 15% off the price of select laundry plus free shipping. You have the option to continue to receive the product on a regular basis or cancel any additional orders by canceling your subscription.

Gain 2X Ultra Liquid Original Fresh 96 Load, 150-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) – $25.77 = $0.09/oz

Tide with a Touch of Downy April Fresh Scent with Actilift, 150.0-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) – $40.58 = $0.14/oz * Remember to clip $1 Tide Amazon Coupon to save even more!

Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent, 100 Fluid-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4) – $40.76 = $0.10/oz

Biokleen Free & Clear Laundry Liquid Allergen-fighting Formula, 64-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) – $44.74 = $0.12/oz

Sun Burst 2x High Efficiency, 45.4-ounce (Pack of 6) – $18.01 = $0.07/oz

CVS
Woolite Fabric Wash – $7.99
- $2/1 Woolite Fabric Wash Q – here
= $5.99
* Also $1/1 Woolite Q in SS 10/09/11

Purex Complete Crystals Softener 32 loads or 3-in-1 sheets – $4.49
- $1/1 Purex Complete Crystals Q – here
= $3.49

Ultra Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent – BOGO
Buy 2 Purex = $6.49 (approximate)
= $3.25 each

Rite Aid
Tide Laundry Detergent Powder – $11.97
- $2/1 Tide Q – SS 09/11/11
= $9.97

Walgreens
Sun 2X laundry detergent – $3.49

Target
All Liquid Laundry Detergent – $11.99
- $1/1 All Q – RP 10/02/11
= $10.99
172oz = $0.06/oz

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent – $7.99
Buy 2 = $15.98
- $1/2 Arm & Hammer Q – SS 09/18/11
= $14.98 for two or $7.49 each
68-105 load each = $0.11-$0.07 per load

Purex Laundry Detergent – $7.99
170oz = $0.05/oz

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