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For most clothes, you don't need hot water. 90% of a washing machine's energy heats water. The higher the temperature, the more money you spend! So wash in the cold cycle, save your money save the planet!
Refrigerate Without Electricity Take a smaller pot and put it inside of a larger pot. Fill the space in between them with wet sand, and cover the top with a wet cloth. When the water evaporates, it pulls the heat out with it, making the inside cold. It's a natural, cheap, easy to use and even portable refrigerator. So, instead of perishable foods rotting after only three days, they can last up to three weeks using this method.
Homemade Borax Free Laundry Soap: Cheaper, non-toxic, and cleans just as well or better than commercial laundry soap!