If you're like most women, you probably have a lot of clothes. And if you're like most women, you probably want to do what's best for the environment—even when it comes to your laundry. So how can you wash your clothes in an eco-friendly way? Here are five tips that will help!
1. Use low temperatures
Most of the energy consumed goes into heating up the water.
2. Full loads only
The less you wash each week, the better. Even the most energy-efficient loads use a lot of water.
3. Use green laundry detergent
Some of the detergents on the market can contain ingredients that aren't good for you, your clothes, or nature. Look for detergents that are biodegradable and phosphate-free and made from plants.
4. Hang clothes if possible
The dryer uses a lot of energy and lessens your clothes' life. Line drying can be done indoors or outside, all around the year, and without increased energy consumption.
5. Wash by hand
Let's be real — Hand washing is burdensome and time-consuming, but it's the most energy-efficient way to do the washing. Luckily, some products help with it.
So there you have it! Five easy tips for eco-friendly laundry. What are your thoughts? Do you have any of your own tips to share? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check back soon for more posts on sustainable living.