Going Green: Tips for Eco-Friendly Laundry

Laundry is one of those chores that can be resource intensive and a significant polluter, but it doesn’t have to be. Yes, you can go green and get your laundry clean. There are a few simple things you can do to make wash day more eco-friendly.

Do Full Loads

A full load uses less energy and water than two half loads. Save water, energy, and time.

Use Eco-Friendly Detergent

Choose a laundry detergent without added dyes, fragrances, and petroleum-based chemical compounds.  Our eco-friendly wash, dry, fold service uses custom detergent, formulated to be eco-friendly and boost cleaning power.

Use Less Detergent

Pay attention to the amount of detergent you use, too. Read and follow the directions on the detergent box. Too much detergent not only dumps more soap into the water, but also reduces the washer’s efficiency.

Use Non-Chlorine Bleach

Chlorine has many damaging effects on the environment, and you don’t really need it to get your laundry white.  Try lemon juice or a “free and clear” bleach.  All our products are chlorine-free.

Use the Right Dryer Settings

Match the drying time to the load.  For example, nylon dries faster than denim. Use lower heat to save energy. We dry all clothes in low/medium heat.

Upgrade Your Washing Machine

Commercial washers are already more efficient than home washers. The newest generation of high-efficiency washers is designed to use even less energy and less water. This new technology is available in home washers now too.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Try a concentrated eco-friendly detergent to get the same amount of wash from a smaller package.  Recycle plastic detergent bottles. Reuse laundry bags, hangers, containers, and anything else you can think of – be creative. We use reusable laundry bags for our laundry pickup and delivery service.

Spend Time With Your Family, Not Your Laundry

Take your laundry to one of our stores in Boston: North End, South End and Financial District. Better still, use our free pickup and delivery service by emailing delivery@sarnidrycleaners.com.  We service Boston, Everett, East Cambridge and East Brookline as well.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s