The Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Hacks

Eco-Friendly Laundry Hacks

In our fast-paced lives, it's easy to overlook the impact our daily activities can have on the environment. One area where we can make a significant difference without disrupting our routines is in our laundry habits. By making a few small changes, even the busiest among us can embrace a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to laundry. 

  1. Cold Water Wash: Opt for cold water whenever possible. About 90% of the energy used in a laundry cycle goes towards heating the water. Modern detergents are formulated to work effectively in cold water, ensuring your clothes still come out clean. 
  2. Full Loads Only: Maximize each load's potential by waiting until you have a full load of laundry before running the machine. This reduces water and energy consumption, making your laundry routine more eco-friendly. 
  3. Eco-Friendly Detergents: Choose our all-natural laundry detergent. Scented with organic essential oils, a vegan and hypoallergenic formula, and cloth diaper friendly. 
  4. Line Drying: Embrace the timeless practice of line drying. Not only does it save energy, but it also extends the life of your clothes by reducing wear and tear from high-heat dryers. 
  5. Air Out Clothes: Not every garment needs washing after a single use. Air out lightly worn clothes to reduce the frequency of washing, conserving water and energy. 
  6. Natural Stain Removal: Before reaching for chemical-laden stain removers, try natural alternatives like our natural stain stick. This all-natural powerhouse will tackle the most stubborn stains from grass, grease, ketchup, red wine, ink and more!  
  7. Reusable Dryer Balls: Swap single-use dryer sheets for reusable dryer balls. They help reduce static, cut drying time, and eliminate the need for disposable products. 
  8. Repair Instead of Replace: Extend the life of your clothes by promptly repairing small tears or loose buttons. This reduces the need to buy new items, saving both resources and money. 
  9. Microfiber Filters: Consider using a microfiber filter when washing synthetic fabrics. These filters trap microplastics, preventing them from entering the water supply and harming aquatic life. 
  10. Eco-Friendly Packaging: Choose laundry detergents and products that come in eco-friendly packaging, such as cardboard or refillable containers, to minimize plastic waste. 
  11. Donate or Recycle: When doing your annual closet clean out, consider donating unwanted garments to a non-profit charity like The Salvation Army, women’s shelters, youth programs, or local foundations you’d like to support. For items beyond use, explore recycling options to divert textiles from landfills. 

Incorporating these small changes into your laundry routine can collectively lead to a more sustainable and eco-friendlier lifestyle. By making mindful choices, even the busiest individuals can play a role in preserving our planet for future generations.