New Ways to Save Money in the Laundry Room
Saving money in the laundry room may cost more at the beginning but in the end, you will thank yourself. This may shock you but we don’t use laundry soap. Yep! You heard that right. We use magnets in our washer and have for many years. I haven’t heard very many people talking about them, so I thought to myself, this must be a fairly new concept. They work great! No more worrying if you are running out of soap. No more worrying if your clothes will smell clean. Try some of these ideas to save some money.
Well, actually, what do clean clothes smell like? I prefer my clothes to not smell like anything. Some of that is because I have migraine disease and the other part is just because I have sensitive skin. All of those perfumes irritate my skin and I am sure are toxic, anyway.
Breaking Down the Cost of a Budget Friendly Laundry Room
So, let’s break it down. As a cost, the magnetic laundry system is $81 with shipping. That, however lasts for years. The cost of laundry detergent can be an average of $20 a month. For a whole year, that is $240. Just think of this savings! Plus, no toxins get on your clothes, and none on your skin. On their website, they claim the system is good for life. Laundry detergent doesn’t need to go in our water supply, anyway.
I have to admit that you still need to use stain removers every once in while, but who doesn’t have to do that anyway? I wear an apron as much as I can in the kitchen. If I know I have a stain going into the wash, I check out the fabric on the way to the dryer and see if it still visible. If it is, then I hang dry it first if I am not doing another load that day. When the item goes through the dryer you know it will be more likely to set. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that.
Information on the Magnetic Laundry System So You Can Save Money in Your Laundry Room
Ok, so here is the information on the Magnetic Laundry System. It works by changing the properties of the water. The magnetic force is what changes the waters properties. Water can be known as a “Universal Solvent”, so just magnets and water is all you need for your clothes to be clean. I can’t explain as well as this blogger here. Basically, I know I can trust these magnets because my new husband has been using them for 4 years and I have been using them for the last 1 1/2 years.
Other Ideas to Save Money in the Laundry Room
One other idea I heard recently to save money in the laundry room was to crumple up a large piece of heavy weight aluminum foil and use in your dryer. This is to help with static cling. I tried it the other day, and I was delightfully surprised. We have been using wool dryer balls all this time and they never seemed to do the trick. I guess they are only for reducing wrinkles, reducing drying time and softening clothes. Who knew? I guess not me.
Shaking out your clothes after washing them and before putting them in the dryer is supposed to save on drying time.
Questions About The Magnetic Laundry System for Saving Money in the Laundry Room
Does the magnetic laundry system really work? Yes, I believe it does. Unless you leave your clothes in the washer too long and they start to smell. Otherwise, they should smell like nothing when you take them out of the washer.
How do you use the magnetic laundry system? (MLS) The directions say to place the magnets and clothes in the washer and turn it on. For a front loading system you can place them in your pants pockets. We just leave ours in the drum all the time. They will work in top loading and front loading washers.
Does the MLS kill bacteria, etc. on clothes? No, but neither does detergent. If you use hot water you will kill most microorganisms. Bacteria can be washed away by just the washing process alone. We usually just use cold unless we are washing towels. Bleach can kill microorganisms but if you want a more natural approach, use vinegar. It has been shown to kill 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold and 80 % of germs (viruses).
Can I use bleach to the MLS? Yes, but that is a very toxic option. It is harmful to the fibers of your clothes as well. Other options are oxygen bleach (Oxyclean or similar products) or just use Borax or vinegar or baking soda.
What temperature should the water be? Can I use hot, cold and warm at my own discretion? Yes, the company recommends that you use hot to clean your clothes, but we use cold all the time. The only time I use hot is when I am washing towel, mop heads, kitchen items or whites.
What sort of benefits can I expect from the MLS? There are many, if you or your family has skin issues or respiratory issues, this is a game-changer. Financially, you can save money. There is no need for your rinse cycle anymore so you can save money on water as well. You can save time and worrying if you may be running out of your detergent. You will save money on not having to replace your wardrobe as often since this option doesn’t break down the fibers in your clothing. It can have an impact on the environment since we are all not chemical dumping and we are reducing our dependance on foreign petrochemicals. (Yes, detergents are petrochemicals derived from crude oil.)
There are many more questions and answers on the MLS website here. I am confident you will enjoy your carefree, chemical free and clean clothes. They even have a 30 day money back guarantee. I am not an affiliate, nor do I make any money from this company. I am just doing this post so you can save some money and be a little more toxic free in your home.
What do you think? Are you skeptical or do you already use these wonderful magnets? Leave your comments below. What are some ways you save money in your laundry room?
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