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Only run the washer when there is a full load

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Although most washing machines have settings for various load sizes, a small load still uses the same amount of electricity as a large load. Invest in a multi-compartment hamper and use one compartment each for towels, lights and darks. Only do the laundry when you have a full load, reducing electricity and water costs, not to mention the amount of time you spend doing laundry.

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posted by wandmin (Contributor | 180 Points) on 03-08-2010 06:25 PM
True!
Ok this may sound a bit silly, but if I know I have *nearly* enough lights for a full laundry load, I'll wear light stuff for the next day or two until I get enough to fill the machine.
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posted by munchkin (Contributor | 300 Points) on 03-08-2010 11:39 PM
So do I
That's not silly at all - I do it too!
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