Going Green In Menomonie

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Going Green...   Cold water washes are greener, but will they get my clothes clean?   For a hot-water load, about 90% of the energy used to wash clothes goes to heat the water, not agitate your clothes. The good news is washing your clothes in warm water or even cold water will get rid of almost anything, except for the worst dirt or oily stains. Reader Digest Version: Switch from hot to warm water to cut energy use in half; cold, to cut even more.

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Jeremy K. Frost
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Jason thanks for your post and shedding some light on this interesting topic!

Nov 18, 2009 02:48 AM #1
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Raine Carraway
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Thanks - I use cold water for most of my washing, and it works good, especially with homemade detergent [Washing Soda, Borax, & Fels-Naptha or Ivory soap]. For an extra boost, you can add 1/2 cup of borax to the wash and let it soak 15 minutes before washing, and/or add some white vinegar to the final rinse, which also works as a fabric softener and deodorizer.

Nov 18, 2009 04:07 AM #2
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