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Casa Quickie: Save Money and Energy

We've all gotten better about ditching plastic bags and using CFLs, but there are plenty of other simple ways to be "green" and save money that we often overlook. One of these is to make a habit of only running full loads of dishes in your dishwasher and full loads of laundry in your washer and dryer. This is particularly true for your dishwasher, because most dishwashers don't have a "small" option. It'll save water, money, and energy, not to mention detergent. Stay tuned for more energy saving tips!

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hillamaria hillamaria 9 years
Everybody should be doing this already!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 9 years
hopefully everyone already does this?! gosh
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I usually do laundry and dishes after 9pm.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i have a little counter-top dishwasher which holds enough dishes for two people (several meals, so we run it every other day) which works well - we open the door when the drying cycle starts and it all dries very quickly.
springfieldrocks springfieldrocks 9 years
"Fill 'er up! Yeah, also, skip the "dry" cycle on your dishwasher to save extra energy, and extra cash." not even sure why the dry cycle is an's called time. or a towel ;)
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
Fill 'er up! Yeah, also, skip the "dry" cycle on your dishwasher to save extra energy, and extra cash.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I don't have a dishwasher but whenever I do laundry it's a really full load (usually a little too full).
Row-D Row-D 9 years
Truth be told, I've always wondered why anyone would turn on their dishwasher if it WASN'T full. It just seems so common sensically wasteful?!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This should be great.
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