Laundry is a task that every household must deal with. Unless we change to more environmentally friendly options, it will consume a great deal of energy, expose each one of us to many toxic chemicals and release harmful chemicals into the environment.
Laundry Soap The choices are many. Unfortunately, most of the popular name brands are filled with ingredients that are harmful to us and to the environment. These chemicals make their way through septic systems or sewage treatment plants and ultimately end up in our lakes and rivers. Exposure to these chemicals can have a devastating effect on marine plant and animal life. In addition to these problems often there are chemical residues left in the clothing which irritate our skin; or for some individuals cause more serious allergic reactions. The ingredients that give that fresh smell to our clothes Are not good for our health.Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to expose ourselves to these chemical laden products or contaminate the environment that we live in. Instead we can use laundry balls. Simply put them in with your clothing and the balls change the properties of the water without any chemicals. A combination of specially created ceramics and magnets change the molecular structure of the water. This is essentially what detergents were designed to do. It is the water that cleans the clothing not the detergent. Using this method,cold water works just as well, saving on the energy normally used to heat the water.This method of washing clothes has been available in Europe for about 20 years. Now Smartklean Laundry Balls are available in North America. We now can wash our clothes without polluting the environment, without exposing us and our children to extra chemicals in the home and save money at the same time. To learn more about these amazing product or to order Smartklean
Washing MachinesIn the last ten years or so there have been significant advances in the washing machines available. The front-loading energy star units are much more efficient than the older top-loading units. They require less energy to wash a tub of clothes, if you continue to use detergents,they require less soap to get the clothes clean, they require much less water for the whole process and the clothes come out as clean or cleaner than with the older machines. In addition, the temperature of the water can be set lower and if warm water is necessary, less energy is used since less water needs to be heated. Of course, if you are using the SmartKlean Laundry Balls, cold water works best and no soap is needed. At the end of all of this the machine spins the load until it is nearly dry, requiring less drying time thus less energy is required.
Clothes DryingUsing an electric or gas clothes drier has a significant environmental impact. First of all, the energy that is used for drying is pushed outside your home with the moisture. Secondly, the clothes wear out much more quickly when they are tumbled in the drier until dry. A better environmental option is to set up a clothesline or drying rack outdoors for sunny days during warmer seasons. Clothes racks are very effective for drying indoors during the rest of the year. In many of our homes the additional moisture is very welcome during the winter months.If we can implement some of these ideas we will save money and reduce our environmental footprint while laundering our clothes.
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