Top 7 Money-saving washing tips every parent needs to know

Top 7 Money-saving washing tips every parent needs to know


At Bloomsbury Mill, we know that raising kids isn't just a full-time job—it’s a full-time investment! With prices climbing and laundry piling up, especially in those early baby years, the costs can really add up. But don’t worry, we've got your back. We’re parents too, and we’re here to help you save some pennies on those endless laundry cycles.

Here’s our ultimate guide to tackling the laundry heap without breaking the bank.

Smarter washing: Less is more! 
Let's face it, we've all pondered, “Is this sweater really dirty or can I squeeze in another wear?” The trick to saving money on laundry is knowing when to wash.

Here’s our cheat sheet to help you out:

- Jackets: Once or twice a year (unless you’ve had an unexpected ketchup incident).
- Sweaters: Every two wears (or when it starts walking by itself).
- Jeans: Every five to six wears (they’re basically self-cleaning, right?).
- Workout Gear: After every use (no shortcuts here!).
- Baby Clothes: After each use (we know, it’s a lot!).

For those on-the-fence moments, which not give your items the “LOOK AND SMELL” test. Trust us, it’s a game-changer.

Embrace the air dry
Sure, tumble dryers are quick, but they’re energy vampires. If you can, use a drying rack or clothes horse. No garden? No problem. Even a radiator can do the trick in a pinch. If you must use a dryer, try to do back-to-back loads to make the most of that warm, toasty air. Think of it like a conveyor belt of clean laundry!

Less detergent, more savings 
More detergent doesn’t equal cleaner clothes—it just means more residue and quicker trips to the store for more detergent. Stick to the recommended amount. Your washing and purse will thank you for it! 

Skip the softeners 
Fabric softeners are nice, but they’re not essential. They leave clothes feeling plush, but a good non-bio detergent does the heavy lifting. Save the softeners for those special loads when you really want that extra snuggly feel.

Cooler and quicker washes
Washing at 30 degrees can work wonders and cuts down on energy use. And if your machine has a quick wash setting, give it a whirl. You’ll save on water and energy without sacrificing cleanliness.

Keep your machine spick and span 
A clean washing machine equals fresh laundry. Make it a habit to:
- Clean the detergent drawer, door seal, door, and filter monthly.
- Run an empty hot wash with white vinegar or lemon juice now and then.
- Leave the door open between washes to air it out.

Invest in energy efficiency 
If your old washer is on its last spin, consider an energy-efficient model. Look for the energy rating label—it’ll guide you to the most eco-friendly and cost-effective options.

At Bloomsbury Mill, we get that parenting is a marathon, not a sprint. By following these tips, you can lighten the load on your budget and focus on what really matters: enjoying those precious moments with your family and getting the very best out of your Bloomsbury Mill products . Happy washing!