Each load of laundry requires a lot of water and energy. And not just from you, but the environment too. The average washing machine uses about 45 gallons of water per load and each family does over 300 loads of laundry each year. That means that each household uses at least 13500 gallons of water every year to clean their clothes.There are some ways that you and your family can alter your laundry routine to make the chore easier on the environment. One of the more obvious changes would be to update your washing machine and dryer to an Energy Star rated efficient machine. However, purchasing new machines is expensive and not always an option.
Therefore, some other options are included to provide ideas for cost effective ways to update your laundry routine.