Crisp ArchitectsTraditional Laundry Room, New York
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1. Use cold water to wash your clothes. Water supplied to your home is naturally cold. Heating this water uses energy. In fact, an estimated 90 percent of the energy it takes to do a load of laundry is used to heat water. So if you can use cold water, go that route and save some money. How to Care for Your Clothes to Make Them Last Longer
2. Weekend before:Some forward-thinking prep on Sunday afternoon can make a huge difference to your workweek.Do your washing and ironing over the weekend. There’s nothing worse than realizing midweek that you’ve run out of clean clothes. Map out what you plan to wear on the weekend and make sure it’s clean and wrinkle free for the week ahead. Get your grocery shopping done over the weekend and make sure your pantry and fridge are stocked for the week ahead. What will make you really late is having to stop by the supermarket to pick up breakfast. If you take vitamins or other supplements each day, it’s worth taking out a week’s worth and dividing them into a sectioned pillbox to save you from sorting through bottles every morning.