Sunday, March 6, 2011

Green Tip 5: Cold Water Washing

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The clothes washing saga continues!

I never did get around to hand washing my clothes last night until today that is! The experience: it was very soapy, warm and the water got quite dirty quickly (at least after 20 minutes of soaking and washing my clothes in it) ... yeah, good times.

I did have one load to do in the machine so the tip for today: 

WASH IN COLD OR WARM

If all the households in the U.S. switched from hot-hot cycle to warm-cold, we could save the energy comparable to 100,000 barrels of oil a day.  Only launder when you have a full load.

Wow, now I don't feel so bad about my sore hands from handing washing my garments, and on the plus side my hands are really clean and soft.



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