With the colder weather approaching not to mention Christmas now is the time to think about where you might be able to save a few pennies. Yes this was sent to me by Persil – but it has some good hints and facts to consider when you shovel yet another load of clothes into the washing machine.
So this is what Persil has to say.
“It is easier than you might think to save money on your laundry; In the UK, the average mum takes care of 5 loads of laundry a week, washing a colossal 39 tonnes (1) of clothes during her lifetime. These simple steps can help you make each load a little lighter on the pocket and the planet.
1. Persil small & mighty concentrated liquid is now available in 28 and 54 wash packs giving you better value (2). With these bigger packs you could use nearly 40% less packaging (3) and when you wash at 15C you can save over £1 on energy with every pack (4)- which is great news for the environment too!
2. By hanging clothes outside to dry, or on an airer, instead of using the tumble drier, you can save £70 (5) on your annual electricity bills.
3. If you usually wash at 40 degrees, turn to 30 degrees and you can save £7 (6) on your annual bills, or even £40 if you wash at a cold temperature. New Persil small & mighty has been proven to work at 15 degrees or less.
4. Always deal with stains on clothes straight away – ideally before the stain has dried – to prevent having to use more expensive stain removers, or having to get it professionally cleaned. Visit persil.com for more cleaning tips.
5. Using a liquid detergent such as Persil small and mighty can help you save the pennies on every wash. A standard wash with Persil small and mighty costs 4p (7) less than a comparative wash with a powder detergent.
For more ideas on how to save money and help the environment visit Persil’s website.