Many people believe you can’t get your clothes really clean unless you use hot water. This is SO not true. Especially with the technologies of today’s soaps and detergents. Plus you can save a lot of money by switching to cold water. Project Laundry List has a cost saving calculator that you can plug in your families exact amount of laundry and find out how much you will save. Based on my washing schedule I could save $665.00 a year. That’s a lot of money. Some people will say that they can’t switch because they use a powder and it won’t dissolve in cold water. I have used a number of different powdered laundry soaps and I’ve never had any white powder or clumps in my laundry. I have used Charlie’s Soap, Rockin Green Laundry Soap and Grab Green Laundry Detergent. There’s never been a problem when using cold water. Check out the Project Laundry List Calculator and see how much you could save! And using cold water will prevent fading and help keep your clothing looking it’s best for a long time. It may make it worth your while!