Budget Tip: Cold Water Laundry

 Cold water laundry

Flickr Photo Credit: Yves Lorson

Very rarely do we use hot water on our laundry.

It’s costly, hard on clothes, and basically unnecessary unless you are cleaning something in dire need of extra sterilization, such as cloth diapers.

Instead, we use cold water whenever possible. It’s the right temperature from the beginning without having to wait, doesn’t cost any extra, and gets the job done just fine. Try this technique in your home and tally the savings!