10 tips for spending less on washing machines
1. If it is not dirty, do not wash it: that is the golden rule. Washing clothes has an impact on the environment and on the wear on clothes. If a garment is clean and only smells a little, it may be enough to hang it out and air it.
2. Understand the energy label: if you are going to buy a new washing machine, you need to understand what energy labels mean .The greater the efficiency, the less the electricity and water you will use.
3. Study the hourly rates: electricity does not necessarily cost the same for you as it does for everyone else and, in fact, at some times, it can turn out to be free.
4. Fold the clothes you are going to wash: this might seem like being a little manic, but it is not. The first step in putting on a washing machine is to organise the clothes we are going to wash. This means getting them together in the hours before, in an organised way (one basket for light colours and another for dark ones). Folding them is worthwhile, because by avoiding wrinkles we guarantee that the garments will remain in a good condition for much longer.