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Who’d have thought that a task as simple as doing the laundry would hold so many opportunity to adopt an eco approach! Try these washing and drying eco tips today by Merry Maids, to get your greener home off to a kick start.
1. Wash with cold water
By washing with cold water you save 80 to 90 percent of the energy costs of washing.
2. Prevent Static the Natural way
Add one cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, using your washing machine’s dispenser to prevent static. Vinegar also kills bacteria and prevents the build up of detergent residue.
3. Clean Regularly!
Clean out the dryer’s lint trap after every load to improve circulation and reduce energy costs.
4. Air dry!
Where possible use indoor drying racks or an outdoor washing line. This conserves energy and your clothes as your clothes will not fade or wear out as quickly!
5. End the Cycle!
Remove clothing from the dryer before the cycle ends and move to either the indoor drying rack or outdoor washing line to finish off drying. This conserves energy and increases the life span of the clothing.For more cleaning advice from the experts or to find your nearest Merry Maids find your local or call 0800 021 3072.