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5 Easy Ways to Green Your Laundry Routine

Green Laundry Routine

It’s a chore that most of us, especially Moms, do almost daily.  Lucky for me, laundry is a chore that I really kind of enjoy?  Yeah, I said that as a question because people usually look at me like I have 2 heads when I say it.  It’s true, though, stick me in the Laundry Room all day and I’ll be happy… make me clean 1 shower, and you’re in for it!

Perhaps one reason that I enjoy doing laundry is because I really have perfected my routine.  I take pride in the fact that I’ve made some easy green steps with this chore and today I’m sharing with you 5 super easy ways to green your laundry routine!

Wash in Cold Water

Wash in Cold Water

Not only will you save on your energy bill, you’ll notice that your clothes will come out just as clean when you wash in cold water!  Try it – you might just be surprised if you’ve never tried to switch to cold water only when washing!

Line Dry

Clotheslines are no longer a thing of the past, in fact, many people are now adding them to the back yards!  I love to dry laundry outside as much as I can because not only do I save energy – I harness the sun’s power of stain removal too!

Ditch the Dryer Sheets

If you don’t always line dry or don’t have the option to, you can successfully green your drying routine too – by ditching dryer sheets and using wool dryer balls.

Dryer Balls EOs

Not only do wool dryer balls help reduce static like dryer sheets, but can actually reduce your drying time by 10-25%!  If you miss added aroma of dryer sheets, it’s easy to add a lovely scent to your wool dryer balls – just add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oils and your laundry will have never smelled better!

Use a Green Laundry Detergent like Simple Green

Simple Green Laundry Detergent

Simple Green, trusted for high quality, environmentally friendly cleaning products for over 35 years, now offers their Laundry Detergent in an invigorating Sunshine Fresh scent.

With powerful plant-based surfactants and an all-around fabric-friendly formula, Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Laundry Detergent is tough on dirt, grease, grass, food, coffee, wine and more. With no detectable 1,4-Dioxane, borax, phosphates, chlorine or optical-brighteners Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Laundry Detergent provides an environmentally responsible choice when it comes to laundry without leaving you feeling like you’ve had to sacrifice cleaning power or your wallet in the process.

Simple Green Laundry is safe on all washable fabric and is effective in High Efficiency and standard washing machines. One 100oz bottle washes up to 100 HE loads! Optimized for great performance in hot, warm, or cold water this biodegradable formula is also gentle on delicate skin.

Upgrade to an High Efficiency Washer


I totally realize that not many people can just up and say “I think I’ll buy a new washer today!”, but when it is time to replace your old washer, definitely consider an HE machine.  They use less water, less detergent, and clean superb.  I’ve had an HE washer for over 10 years now and would never go back.

Speaking of upgrading your washing machine, check out the details below for how you can upgrade your washer NOW… thanks to Simple Green!

I have fun in the Laundry Room – I really do and Sophia and I took a selfie just to prove it!

Simple Green Selfie

Ok, I admit, the selfie was actually the most fun part of this Laundry Day!

Green Your Laundry Routine

What tips do you have to Green Your Laundry Routine?

Doug (the kitchen professor)

Friday 31st of July 2015

Great post on this everyday task of laundry. We just moved over to a "he" washer and can tell the difference already.

Have you ever tried to use baking soda in the wash?

maria smith

Monday 6th of October 2014

I made my own laundry soap follow a green cleaning recipe. I can't say I love it, but I use it for things like cleaning rags. I didn't realize those dryer balls would actually reduce dry time. I'll have to try that. Thanks!

Amy Lovell

Sunday 6th of July 2014

Thanks Im in a apt so the first and second step really wont benefit me. But I have woolzies and I love them! Im def gonna try the suggestion to use some essential oil to make them smell better.


Thursday 26th of June 2014

We have an HE machine and use dryer balls. I even converted my MIL and 2 SIL's to dryer balls this past Christmas! Love them!

Laurie P

Thursday 26th of June 2014

I have dryer balls all over the house, we keep forgetting to toss them down the stairs, but my little girl loves to go on a hunt for them too. I'm always telling folks about using dryer balls, I even have my mother in law converted! Don't have an HE machine just yet, it's still in the works...