Saturday, March 12, 2011

Depression Era Teachings: Laundry and rinse loads

I continue to learn new lessons on frugality from my little 91 year old Alice.

Alice has taught me to use her 'rinse cycle' for clothes that are not dirty (per say).  An example would be her nightgowns. Instead of running her nightgowns through an entire full wash cycle she'll have me run them through the rinse cycle. Her pants (just worn inside around the house) and sheets are another example.

I'm glad to learn about this frugal tip. I can see how it will help keep water and electricity costs down.

Do you have any frugal ideas that you've learned from an older woman?