How to Do Less Laundry: Save Money, Natural Resources and Time

How many times did you throw the clothes into the laundry basket just because you got bored of wearing them? Or because it was about the time to do the laundry? 

Having easily accessible washing machines has made people fanatic about the freshness of the clothes. Over the years, washing clothes has become a habit that we carry on “auto-pilot”, resulting in most of us doing loads of laundry every week, wasting money, time, energy and natural resources for no significant reason. 

Learn why washing clothes too often is harmful and how you can do less laundry by refreshing the items instead of throwing them into the washing machine.

1. Washing clothes too often wastes your money 

  • Energy, water & laundry supplies. According to the Annual Consumer Expenditure Survey (2020), the average American household spends around $170 on laundry supplies annually. This is without the costs of water and electricity. There is almost no doubt that the average European household can spend even more considering the recent increase of energy and product prices.
  • Clothes. If you put your favourite sweater into the laundry machine too often or wash it at the wrong temperature, it will soon lose its quality and start looking worn-off and you’ll need to buy new clothes.

2. Washing and drying clothes is surprisingly harmful to the environment

  • Carbon footprint. Recent studies indicate that washing and drying clothes add a significant amount to your carbon footprint. Besides excessive usage of water and energy, these activities also release high quantities of CO2 (carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere.
  • Surface and ground waters pollution. Although there are already plenty of effective eco-friendly laundry liquids and softeners, most households still use aggressive artificial laundry detergents that have dreadful long-term impacts on the environment. Such liquids are usually oil-based and they feature cancerogenic ingredients, various irritating preservatives, colorants and fragrances that pollute groundwater, surfaces, the surrounding flora, fauna and are harmful to human health. 
  • Textile waste. The 27 countries of the European Union produce, on average, 2.2 million tonnes of textile waste every year. This waste is directly connected with overwashing which we discussed previously.

3. Laundry steals your free time

If you spend at least two hours on laundry each week, it means you dedicate more than 4 days of your life to this task annually. The households with little kids usually spend much more.

Does it mean we should all stop washing our clothes? Not at all. All that’s needed is to start paying more attention to the laundry routine. Learn to accurately assess whether the clothes need a refreshment, getting rid of unpleasant smells, a break from wearing or an actual washing.

Odour Remover Helps to Do Less Laundry

To tackle the issues of overwashing garments, we’ve developed an eco-friendly solution that helps extend the intervals between washing. Learn about the innovative odour remover – an eco-friendly spray that gets rid of unpleasant smells and enriches garments with healthy probiotic bacteria.

Probiotic Craft's odour remover elliminates unpleasant smells
  • PROBIOTIC CRAFT’s natural, sprayable odour remover instantly eliminates unpleasant smells from garments and footwear.
  • It fits into the regular bag, so you don’t need to go home to refresh the clothes or footwear.
  • Odour remover is supplemented with beneficial probiotics that protect garments from harmful microorganisms returning. The unpleasant smell is often caused by bad bacteria that multiply rapidly, especially in humid and warm conditions. Probiotics help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and thus reduce the formation of unpleasant odours.
  • It contains no preservatives, colourants or other unnecessary ingredients that could harm the environment or human health. Our odour remover has V-LABEL and ECOCERT certificates, and its bottle is made from recycled plastic.
  • Specially developed for sensitive skin. Approved by dermatologists and allergologists.

Wrap Up

Needless to say, that laundry takes a lot of time and energy. The more you wash your clothes, the more money and natural resources are wasted, not forgetting that your clothes wear off much quicker.

Having said that, it doesn’t mean that we should stop washing all of our clothes – the assessment of whether the garment needs actual washing or eliminating the smell is enough to rapidly decrease the negative impact clothes washing has. 

With PROBIOTIC CRAFT’S odour remover refreshing the clothes has become easier than ever. Learn where to find it!