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Of course you do. Today I’ll be featuring part four of the five part series on saving electricity. But first, I’ve added an exciting new feature to my blog – an enormous database of coupons. You’ll find thousands of coupon codes for major retailers including Barnes & Noble, Bass Pro Shops, Diapers.com, Target, Gap, Walmart, Nine West, Circuit City, Toys R Us, and many, many more. Next time you shop online, stop by first for the best deals from your favorite stores.

Check back soon for another new feature which will give you a voice at Motherhood on the Rocks – writing skills not necessary.

Now, back to business.

I’ve already shared tips to save money in the kitchen, make your windows more energy efficient without replacing them and utilize the heat you already have (although this applies for the air conditioning as well now that summer is coming).

Today I’ll be talking about saving energy in the laundry room.

  • Wash clothes in cold water. Bonus: sorting by color not required!
  • Don’t overload the dryer. Overloading makes the dryer work harder (read: uses more energy).
  • Clean the lint filter after every dryer load. Lint on the filter reduces airflow and makes the dryer work harder.
  • Lightweight items take less time to dry than heavier items like towels. Dry similar weight items together.
  • Hang clothes on a line outside and let the sun and breeze do the job for you. Or get cheap drying racks to hang clothes inside to get most of the moisture out and then pop them in the dryer for a few minutes to get rid of wrinkles.

There you have it. A few simple tips that can add up to big savings. Next week we’ll take a look at the main systems of your house for more ways to save.

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