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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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121. Clothes care

By all means stay fresh, but laundering and ironing your clothing with the minimum use of chemicals and energy is the 21st century way to go.

Are you super fussy when it comes to clothes care? If the answer’s yes, you could also be using up valuable resources.

We may as well be back in the days when you boiled your whites in a massive pan on the stove – it always surprises me how many people routinely wash their laundry at very high temperatures. What a waste of electricity! It shortens the life of fabric, too.

Modern, highly efficient detergents are designed so you can usually reduce the temperature of your wash to around 30C without compromising on cleanliness, meaning you use a whopping 40% less electricity. You can ...

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