How to Make Your Laundry Routine More Sustainable

Sustainable Laundry Routine

We are excited to celebrate Earth Day this month, and we are sharing some easy ways to make your laundry routine more sustainable below. Remember that even small changes can make a big difference.

By modifying and adopting more eco-friendly laundry habits, you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet. Start by visiting tide.ca/clean pledge to take the  Tide purclean Sustainable Laundry Pledge. For each pledge received, Tide purclean will donate $5 to support WWF-Canada’s Count For Nature movement up to $15,000

How to Make Your Laundry Routine More Sustainable

  • Wash all your clothes with cold water: Switching to cold water is an easy way to save electricity.
  • Do full loads of laundry only: Run your laundry machine when you have a full load, filling up your washing machine with water requires energy, don’t waste energy by doing partial loads
  • Don’t over-wash or over-dry clothes: Gently worn clothes don’t need to go on a long cycle, choose speed wash if available. Take your clothes out of the dryer while they are still slightly damp to reduce the need for ironing.
  • Clean the dryer lint filter after every load: Your washer’s lint-free filter improves air circulation and quickens drying, a clogged filter means more time is needed for your clothes to dry and the risk of a home fire.
  • Use an energy-saving HE washer and quick cycle: On average, HE machines can use 3x less water and deliver 65% energy savings.
  • Use a detergent free of dyes, chlorine, phosphates, ethanolamine and optical brighteners: We use Tide purclean because it is  65% renewable and it contains plant-based ingredients. Tide purclean is free of dyes, chlorine, phosphates, ethanolamine and optical brighteners and it is certified by the USDA BioPreferred program. Perfect for sensitive skin and gentle enough for baby clothes, we love the unscented version that is free of perfumes as well.

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Disclosure: This has been a sponsored conversation, and I received free product samples. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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10 responses to “How to Make Your Laundry Routine More Sustainable”

  1. DebH — April 18, 2017 @ 11:35 am (#
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    I really need to switch to washing only in cold water. I have it stuck in my head that warm water washes better than cold!

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  2. DianaL — April 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm (#
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    Thanks for the great tips!

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  3. Chris — April 18, 2017 @ 2:34 pm (#
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    I need to share this article with my dad who still does laundry with hot water.

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  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen — April 18, 2017 @ 6:01 pm (#
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    I normally do use cold water to wash my clothes, it saves both my wallet and the environment. I also have a HE washer which also helps. I wish I could hang my clothes out to dry all the time but with 6 mths of winter it’s not possible (it’s mid April and it was snowing again today!). I love the smell of laundry that’s been hung outside to dry in the wind and sunshine.

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  5. AD — April 18, 2017 @ 6:56 pm (#
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    Great tips! Also, cleaning the lint filter will prevent your machine from breaking down (and costly repairs) AND catching fire and causing damage to your home (I work in the insurance industry and I have personally seen two fire claims related to link build up).

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  6. Elva Roberts — April 19, 2017 @ 11:45 am (#
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  7. Calvin F. — April 20, 2017 @ 10:36 am (#
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    Definitely some great tips, I use cold water already. My washer levels the waster accordingly with how many clothes are in the drum. So it’s smart!

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  8. Kristy R — April 22, 2017 @ 6:41 am (#
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    I just purchased my first bottle of PurClean last week. Loving the scent and it cleans very well.

    Thanks for the tips. I follow most of the them already. I don’t like taking the clothes out of the dryer while they are still damp though. I like them dry!! I work on it.

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  9. laurel jones — April 22, 2017 @ 8:32 am (#
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    full loads are a must

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  10. Kristi F — April 25, 2017 @ 10:41 am (#
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    I try to do all these things when doing laundry. I also air dry my clothes sometimes.

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