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Efficient Laundry: Save time, money, and the environment at the same time!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The environmental protection agency estimates that an American family does nearly 400 loads of laundry a year! That’s a lot of time spent washing, separating and folding clothes that can be spent doing…anything else! We’ve scoured the internet for a few helpful tips on how you can save some time and money doing the world’s most hated chore.

Just like in every other aspect of our lives, efficiency is king. Start out by taking a look at your current washer to see if its energy efficient. If not, consider taking a look through Abt’s selection of Energy Star models.

  • Energy Star models not only consume 30 percent less energy and 50 percent less water, but could save you an extra $135 a year.
  • Don’t overload the washer, it can make clothes dirtier and cost you more time.
  • Check the detergent: Using concentrated formulas saves space and reduces plastic waste by 95% and water usage by almost 400 million gallons a year nationwide.
  • Dry one load after another: the residual heat will speed up the process and if you add a dry towel to the load, it will soak up the moisture and you will be done faster.
  • Add two tennis balls, saturated with fabric softener to loads of towels and/or bedding, it will save you money on dryer sheets and keep the load softer and less-wrinkly.

Be efficient in your preparation and folding as well.

  • Plan ahead: set aside some relaxing time to finish ALL your laundry. Watch some TV or a movie, and fold each load as it comes out of the dryer.
  • Assertive Sorting: Use multiple hampers or baskets to sort clothes out from the beginning.
  • Sock Management: Wash all your socks in a mesh laundry bag so when it comes time to sort them you don’t have to search through the entire load.
  • Speed Folding: Take a couple minutes to learn the Japanese Folding Method below and fold all your clothes in two seconds flat!


Last but not least, go through your clothes and clear out what you don’t need. Whether they become hand-me-downs or donations, getting rid of the extra clutter will cut down your laundry time while helping someone else out at the same time.

Help Support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Electrolux at Abt

Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?  In support of overcoming this disease, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are donating proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.  For every new Turquoise Sky Perfect Steam™ washer and dryer pair purchased now until September 30th, Electrolux will donate $200, with a maximum of $100,000!

Not only are they doing this, but for every day until the end of the month when you press the Perfect Steam™ button on their site, they will donate $1 to OCRF ($35,000 minimum and a maximum of $40,000).  But your charitable efforts will not go unrewarded.  Every day that you interact with their site, you’ll be entered to win a a shopping spree between $50 and $250 and the grand prize, an Electrolux washer and dryer pair.

Most of us have a minute to spare, so why not use it for good and help beat ovarian cancer!

-Jennifer A.

Welcome to the Future of Laundry

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Whirlpool Vantage at Abt

Whirlpool is introducing their newest line of High–Efficiency laundry called Vantage. This set will do everything but fold the clothes for you. Of course it’s got style with it’s sleek look and blue lighting, but what it can do is more impressive.

It’s got an LCD touch control panel that will give you more options than ever before and also remember your favorite cycles. Do you want to customize your cycles to make them faster or more Eco-friendly? No problem with this set. Got a tough stain to remove? This unit has a stain assist technology that can beat any stain.  The washer & dryer also come with a USB port so updates to cycles and the machines can be done in a snap.

Of course with style & quality comes a nifty price tag – $2000 for the washer and $2000 for the dryer. Is this something that interests you? Let us know by posting your comments below. Look for these models on our site in the next couple of days.

-Walter O.