5. Run full loads whenever possible
Waiting to do your laundry until you have a full load can help reduce the energy used throughout your laundry routine. Washing machines typically use about the same amount of energy for each load size, just be sure you don’t overload your machine.
It is important to note that your washer’s water usage can vary depending on the cycle you select. If you’re in a pinch and need to wash a smaller load, be sure to select a cycle that’s appropriate for your load size.