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Frugal home, Lifestyle

Why a Portable Washing Machine is a Lifesaver for Apartment Dwellers

This is the blog post I was hoping to find four years ago. This is the blog post where I share with you how to do your laundry in an apartment without hookups. Once upon a time, we lived in an apartment without laundry hookups and were determined to use cloth diapers. Since we didn’t want to lug around a basket of stinky diapers around to the laundromat, or sit there with an infant for hours on end, we got creative. Options For Laundry In An Apartment Without Hookups There are  ...

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Frugal home, Green living

The Basics of Cloth Diapers

We were graciously given a two-week supply of disposable diapers from some very generous friends, and so for the past week we have been using them. After months and months of cloth diaper laundry, it’s been very eye-opening for us to take a break and use disposables! As a self-proclaimed hippie, it is to be expected that I am all about cloth diapering. As a new mom who is still sometimes having difficulty believing that this little person is truly mine and I’m not just  ...

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Frugal home, Green living

How we are Saving $312 a Year on Laundry

Laundry. An unfortunate reality of apartment-dwellers, “laundry day” often means walking around outside with a basket full of your delicates, no matter what the weather. It also means a never-ending search for quarters. Every time you need quarters, you have to go to an ATM or write a check to have something to trade at customer service at the grocery store  for a roll of quarters. Peter and I recently  started doing laundry at our apartment complex.  After a few all-day laundry  ...

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