Laundry: something that’s the epitome of a chore, but something you have to do. For many, there isn’t just one “laundry day.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the average American family does 400 loads per year and that over $3 billion is spent on detergent in the U.S. annually. That translates into quite a bit of folding.

Interestingly, a recent survey of 1000 Americans revealed that some people don’t see regular laundering as necessary. In fact, nearly 20% of men and 10% of women reported that they never wash their undergarments. Moreover, nearly 20% of men reported that they never wash their guest bedding before guests stay over. You might want to look into a hotel room the next time you visit a friend.

If you’re one of those people who avoids doing laundry in order to save money, don’t fret. There are a few ways you can reduce the cost of each load. By simply switching to cold water from hot, or by line-drying your garments, you can cut the cost per load considerably. You can be both tidy and frugal.