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How to Use Less Water When Handwashing your Clothes

If you are environmentally conscious, you must be constantly looking for ways to conserve our resources. Here are some tips on how to save water while washing your clothes.

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Did you know that every little effort counts? You may think it is a small step, but if we make small changes in everything we do, we can make a big impact on the environment. Saving the planet isn’t a job for the select few. It is every citizen’s responsibility. You do not have to make sweeping changes in your lifestyle. Simply learning eco-friendly ways to do your chores will do.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) 2 medium-sized buckets

b) Laundry detergent

Given below are some tips on how to wash clothes with less water.

  1. Step 1: Sort Your Laundry

    It is good for the environment. And good for your clothes. Avoid colour bleeding problems by sorting your laundry. Make separate piles for light and dark coloured clothing items. Also, separate them based on how soiled the garments are.

  2. Step 2: Get 2 Buckets of Water

    If you prefer to hand-wash your clothes, buy 2 medium-sized buckets. It will help you avoid wasting too much water. Fill both the buckets with warm water. They will cool down in some time. Use one bucket to soak your garments in detergent solution and the other one for rinsing your garment. Hand washing your clothes helps you avoid running a small load.

  3. Step 3: Soak

    Soaking is a good way to get rid of stains easily. You will not have to waste too much water and elbow grease trying to scrub off stubborn stains. Use an effective laundry detergent bar. If you prefer to hand wash your clothes, you can use a detergent bar such as Rin Detergent Bar. It does the laundry job in half the water. It is easily available in the market. Read the instructions on the pack to know how much detergent you need to use. Always check the detergent on an inconspicuous area of the garment for compatibility.

  4. Step 4: Wash

    Move the clothes in the bucket to ensure that the soap reaches all the corners of your clothing items. You can also use a brush or roll and twist the garment with your hands to remove dirt and sweat stains from your clothes.

  5. Step 5: Rinse

    Immerse your clothes in the bucket with plain water a couple of times to remove soap residue. Do not wring your garments as it can cause them to lose its shape. Wrap them in a towel to remove excess moisture.

  6. Step 6: Hang

    You can either hang your clothes on a clothesline in a shaded room with ample natural light and good ventilation. Or hang them under direct sunlight in the balcony. However, turn them inside out to prevent the fading of colours.

Has your lifestyle during the Covid-19 lockdown affected the type of stains you get on your clothes?

Keep these tips handy and do your part in saving water while washing your clothes. As a responsible citizen, you may be aware of the acute water shortage in various parts of our country. Let us strive to do our bit.

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