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Sustainable Laundry Tips

Here are a few tips on how to conserve water and energy, while still getting clean clothes.  Reducing our water and energy consumption is not only good stewardship, but also saves money and reduces our impact on God's creation.

  • Only wash dirty clothes--if it's not dirty and doesn't stink, try wearing it again
  • Use cold water settings with the washing machines
  • Always wash a full load--this not only saves energy & water, but also leads to cleaner clothes
  • Use less detergent--most detergent bottles recommend using more than is necessary 
  • Clean the lint filter before drying
  • Only dry as long as necessary
  • Air dry your clothes on a drying rack