As conscious consumers we can always find better ways to cut down on the use of our natural resources, notably water and energy. Doing laundry consumes 33 gallons of water and running the dryer uses 875 killowatt hours of electricity a year, so if there is any way to use less water and energy it's good for your bank account as well as for the planet. I tried a brand-new product called Refresh'n that freshens your slightly worn clothes or clothes that have been stored away without having to wash them. I used the Refresh'n dryer towel on my sweaters that have been packed away all spring and summer. What you do is wet the Refresh'n dryer towel, place your clothes in your dryer, and then place the Refresh'n towel over your clothes. Turn on your dryer, and let it work for 10-15 minutes. When I took my sweaters out I was amazed at how fresh they smelled and how all of the creases and wrinkles from being packed away for so long vanished in such a short period of time. Take a look at the Refresh'n commercial.
At $9.95 for one towel that can be used 25 times it is a great way of freshening up those clothes that you've barely worn or are extremely wrinkled to help reduce how much water and energy you use.
Labels: awareness, cleaning, energy, green
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 12:00 AM,