Laundry supplies can be a real pain to keep buying over and over. That's not the only annoying part about it, though. Don't forget how much money they cost over a year time. However, you can save yourself some money by simply looking for coupons online and in the paper. But there is still a better way to save money. Have you ever thought about making your own liquid detergent? It's actually not that difficult and your dollar will go farther.
If you want to save money elsewhere, have you ever thought about ditching the drying machine altogether? Sure, it's true that having your own personal one is more convenient than the other options, but you can save a lot of money with them too. For example, a retractable clothes line can be set up virtually anywhere you have something to attach it to, even as simple as an umbrella. It's extremely easy to set up and even easier to take down. It will save you time, energy, the headaches of trying to match the plugs and take care of the flimsy vents, and money. Or you could get the efficient collapsible wooden rack, which can fold up in any decently open spot.
Unfortunately, the only way to save many over a traditional washing machine is to use coin operated ones or go to the nearest lake and start scrubbing. But don't worry, if you want to save money up front get a used appliance. You can get one with confidence by simply choosing from reliable brands like Miele, Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmoore, Samsung, LG, GE, and Electrolux. These companies make their machines with care and design them to last (usually an astounding 15 to 30 years). So if you decide to buy used (whether you want front loading, top loading, or stackable), just make sure it's in working order when you pick it up. You'll save money, and if you got rid of your dryer, you'll have tons of free space. Laundry isn't looking like such an expensive chore anymore now, is it?