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This is the end, my beautiful laundry friend – laundry day 4

Point of fact: listening to the Doors while doing laundry makes the clothes dry more quickly!*

So, if you’ve stayed awake this past week long enough to read my fascinating laundry series, pat yourself on the frugal back.  And dear god, you need more interests in your life!

Today is all about resources and things I personally use.  These are recommendations from my experiences, but know that different things work better for others.

  • Detergent.  I use this homemade recipe that works great and is wicked cheap.  And it’s simple to make.
  • Drying racks.   Back when we moved in to our new apartment, I put our drying racks on the deck on a rare sunny January afternoon.  Troy said “are you sure you want to do that?  Our new neighbors will think we’re weird”.  I rolled my eyes and put them on the deck.  The next sunny afternoon I saw they had hung their laundry out as well.  Our neighbor said she was inspired by us and went and found a drying rack.  So pffft to Troy!
    •  Drying racks can be found pretty much anywhere – Amazon, other online stores, Target, Wal-Mart, thrift stores (my neighbor got hers at a Goodwill), yard sales, etc.  I have 1 wooden one, and 1 “metal” (shiny plastic) one.  Like them both, but the “metal” one is much sturdier.  I got it at Target for about $22.
  • Smaller hanging rack.  This is great for socks, bras, undies, wash cloths, etc., and frees up your standing racks for the bigger items.  We hang it from our dining room light fixture.  Cause we are klassy!
  • And finally, my other $1k tip is to buy two of the same laundry baskets.  I have no idea how I lived 29 years with only 1 basket.   Two makes doing things SO much easier.
*The Doors rock, but don’t make your laundry dry any more quickly.  Sorry!
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One comment on “This is the end, my beautiful laundry friend – laundry day 4”

  1. Looks like you have a system for everything. My system is different, but I have a system for everything too. I think it’s a personality thing. Hmm. I also hang up most things. Not jeans, towels, sheets. But I do hand all teeshirts and other shirts, sweatshirts and pants, yoga pants, most socks and undees, nightgowns, pjs. I’m not nearly as frugal as you, not even in the same universe, and I mean that in the nicest way. But it just isn’t necessary to put everything in the dryer. It’s kind of overkill. Anyway, I like what you are doing.