Doing the laundry: the best tips to save money and also your washing machine


“Oh man… I want to go to bed, but I need to wash some clothes”. How many times have we said that to ourselves at 11 pm? Well, for one side, we were right to think of doing the laundry so late, but common sense tells us not to. So many decisions… That’s why we decided to share some of our knowledge about laundry, after reading what people around the web have to say about the theme.

First of all, if you are one of the lucky persons that can wash their clothes at night, congrats! Most suppliers charge less rates between certain hours, usually during the night. So, running high-use appliances after 9 pm, for instance, can save you from 40 to 50% on the electricity bill.

However, unless your machine is super silent, this is not an option when you live in an apartment building. Leases often highlight that you can’t use certain loud appliances after 10 or 11 pm. But if you still want to try, level the washing machine or the dryer with leveling bolts on the feet. The only other option is to spend some more money and buy a better machine.

These are the tips that can help you save money on your electricity bill, but unless you have a silent appliance, forget about it. And then there are some other tips that can save you some bucks and also your washing machine.

Once your clothes are washed, don’t forget to take them out of the machine. Otherwise, they will start to smell like mildew and you will have to wash them again. Result: you spend more money and you start to ruin your machine.

Another important advice is to leave the door and the lid open for a day or so to let it dry better. With time, you will prevent mold and a bad smell in your newly washed clothes.

The best choice is to dry them in the sun and let UV photolysis kill any kind of smell. And if you’re worrying about the colors, drying the pieces inside out will stop any fading.


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