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8 Easy Ways To Make Your Laundry “Green”

8 Easy Ways To Make Your Laundry “Green”

I think many of us would agree that we like the air clean, the water clear, and the trees green. Having an eco-friendly mindset is becoming more and more popular, and if you agree with the cause, what better place to start (or continue) taking care of the environment than at home? Here are a few ways to make your home eco-friendly, save water, and cut back on energy costs—by using two common household appliances, the washer, and dryer! The Washing Machine 1. Change the temperature  Source: The Big Think According to Real Simple, about 90% of the energy used by laundry machines is spent just heating up water. The solution is easy: try out your machine’s ‘cold wash’ option! 2. Wash full loads only It’s no secret that the more loads of laundry you do, the more water and energy you end up using. If you can consolidate or skip your weekly laundry loads in any way, you’ll be well on your way to eco-friendliness. Try keeping your loads to around three a week: separated into darks, lights, and delicates. 3. Upgrade your machine  Source: GE Appliances If your current one works fine, then there’s no pressing need to replace it right away. However, if you’re looking for a new washer, be sure to check out some energy-efficient models—according to TreeHugger, “switching to an Energy Star-qualified front-loading machine can save as much as 7,000 gallons of water per year.” That’s a lot of water! 4. Switch to natural products Source: iHerb Be kind to the environment by choosing natural detergents and stain removers. Natural products are “usually plant-based,...
The Importance of Saving Water

The Importance of Saving Water

For the past couple of years, California has been experiencing a significant amount of drought. Unfortunately, there is no clear timeframe of when this drought will be over, and some scientists believe that it may become the ‘new normal’. In addition to California, a lot of the western US is also suffering from a shortage of rainfall, and the states are slowly learning how to reduce their water usage. Central California in particular, is short on water due to fast urbanization and a higher demand for water since the average American uses 150-250 gallons of water per day. With the threat of no water in the future, now more than ever is the time to understand the importance of saving water and how to use it wisely.   The Importance of Saving Water Two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, and about 75 percent of the human body is made up of water. Therefore, water is vital to life on earth, so it is pertinent to be aware of how much water we are using, and the importance of saving water. You may not even be aware of it, but water is tied to almost every source of life in some form or another. Here are a few ways that you use drinkable, non-salted water on a daily basis: Drinking Cooking Washing and cleaning Making electricity Irrigation Everyone everywhere needs water, but California’s intense drought has serious consequences on the entire world’s economy since the state produces a significant amount of America’s food, which increases water usage.   California Food Production In the U.S., California produces 99% of the...