Laundry…we all do it…at least I hope we all do! Well it costs us every time we wash our clothes. We use electricity (or gas), water, detergent, and maybe fabric softener and dryer sheets. But how much do you really spend in laundry? I have the answer!! Well, okay, that’s a lie, but Mr. Electricity has the answer! Just go to: http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/laundry.html. He has this cool thing you can calculate how much you spend on a load! Here’s my estimated results, the monthly and yearly costs is for 6 loads a week.
- Per Load – $0.46
- Month – $12
- Year – $146
So if I was to do all of my drying on the line I would save $221 a year! But the truth is I have been using my dryer a lot. I babysit in the afternoons, and well, the dryer makes my mornings a little less hectic. But I do try to hang up clothes at least once or twice a week. I plan on doing more posts in the future about saving in laundry, but for now I just wanted to share the Mr. Electricity website with you, once you know how much you spend on cleaning clothes, you can then decide if it’s way too much and you need to look for ways to save, or if you’re okay with that price. Happy clothes washing! =)
By the way, I wasn’t going to hang laundry today, but I needed a picture for this post! Haha, and I saved myself $0.72 too!