We are having some good drying days just lately, I love to see washing blowing on the line. Half an hour in this heat and they are ready to bring in.
This is a load I did today, notice anything about them? They are all dark colours. Black jog bottoms and trousers, black and blue shorts, blue and dark green sweatshirts, purple and black teashirts, black, grey and blue pants, and black socks. I have been saving up my mucky dark clothes for ages till I had enough for a full wash load, because I dont believe in washing something untill it is well grubby. Also, I choose dark colours because they dont show the dirt, so I can wear them for a bit longer.
Notice anything else about them? They don't need ironing. I don't buy clothes that need ironing, big waste of time is ironing, expensive too, when the little wheel whizzes round on the electricity meter.
So, dark clothes don't need washing very often, therefore will last longer, and wont need replacing very often. You can get away with using less washing powder because there are no stains to shift. I bought a big box of Daz about three years ago from a wholesaler and there is still lots left. And of course you will save money by not ironing. A win win situation really. I don't think I can get my washing done any cheaper and easier than that :o)
Three pics added. It's a big box, had to cut the top off to get it in the cupboard under the sink. The line shows how much is left. I scoop it out with a tablespoon, three per wash.
8.55kg. Supposed to be 90 standard washes, I've had a lot more than that.