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Extending the Life of Your Clothes for Earth Day

Your laundry can help save the planet. When you take good care of your wardrobe, you can help the environment and toss fewer items for being faded or stained. Here are some tips that will help you keep your favorite clothes longer:

  • Follow fabric care instructions – Those tags on your clothes tell you how to take care of it, so take the time to read them, and learn what the symbols on the label mean.
  • Get stains out quickly – The faster you act on stains, the easier they’ll be to remove. Follow our stain guide for more information.
  • Use the right detergent – Innovations are being made in detergents every day that keep colors bright or help remove different kinds of stains. Choose what works for you to maximize the life of your garments. You’ll also use less energy, detergent and water when you get things clean on the first try.

It’s also a good time to think about what laundry you can wash in cold water, as heating the water is how most electricity is used during the wash cycle. And, cold water can help you save money and your clothes! For more information visit www.coldwatersaves.org.

While you’re cleaning your laundry, don’t forget to wash your reusable bags!

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