Using Cold Water for doing Laundry
I use cold water for all my laundry. It helps to prevent fading from colors, keeps designs in tact, and also is lowering my electricity bill because I do not have to use the electricity to use hot water.
I also heard that cold water is better to reduce global warming because we do not use that extra electricity to heat the water. Plus with cold, the colors don't run so I do not waste my time sorting colors.