Welcome to Frugal Friday where each week I share money saving ideas and tips to inspire you on your journey to be an intentional steward of your finances. This week we’re saving money in the laundry room.
“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and
I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7
1. Cut your dryer sheets in half. I enjoy the fresh smell that comes from using dryer sheets. But I find by cutting the sheets in half, my box of dryer sheets will last twice as long while still being effective and making my laundry smell fresh and clean. My favorite laundry scent is lavender anything : )
2. Filling the laundry soap cap to the proper fill line. I kept reading tips that said to use less laundry soap to save money. Since I was worried about cleanliness if I didn’t use enough soap, I read my current (see next tip) laundry soap bottle, and I was using too much soap. I was filling the cap to the top line because I thought that was for large loads, but it was actually for heavily soiled clothes.
3. Don’t be brand faithful. Years ago we purchased a water treatment system for our house (not frugal) which came with what seemed like a lifetime of laundry soap. When we finally finished the last bottle, I hand’t purchased my favorite brand (Tide I think) for over 8 years, so I was open to trying new brands. If it’s enough of a savings, I’ll try any brand (store brand included) at least once and have discovered most of them to be just as effective as the other.
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Watch your savings bloom when you save money in the laundry room.
Rest in His presence.