Frugal Laundry Strategies

Looking for even more ways to save money and live a frugal life? I’m diving into some frugal laundry strategies to see what can shave the most dollars off of my bills each month.

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You might already know some of these tips, but I hope that this story will at least encourage you to try some frugal strategies when it comes to washing and drying your laundry.

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If our clothes aren’t too dirty (just from daily wear) I will usually always make sure to do a full load of laundry. Not overloaded, though, since they won’t get clean.

Full load or small load?


If you are making your own laundry detergent, you already have lowered the price of washing soap.

Consider how much soap you really need.


A regular cycle on my high-efficiency front-loading washer took 1 hour and 15 minutes, whereas my average quick wash cycle was 20 minutes.

How much cleaner will a full-length wash get your clothes?

You can hang dry no matter where you live.

The best way to save on drying your laundry is by hanging.