12. Use less laundry detergent: Today’s detergent is powerful, and too much can be hard on clothes. To make it last longer, halve the suggested amount.
13. Trim the dryer hose: Cut the hose to a length that’s just long enough to pull the dryer out a few feet from the wall. A short, unobstructed line helps your dryer run more efficiently, which could save up to $25 a year on your electricity bill.