Monday, 22 Apr 2024

How To Make Trips to the Laundromat Easier

Laundry is one of the most complained about chores because it can seem never-ending, expensive and time-consuming. Luckily, there are many tips and tricks out there to make your weekly trip to the laundromat easier and your laundry habits safer for your clothes.

Pack Smart

The way you pack your laundry as well as your detergent, fabric softener and other laundry essentials can make a big difference once you get to the laundromat. Sometimes you can find custom built facility Lynnwood WA laundromats with inexpensive and load-sized detergents, but the selection may not include the types you need for sensitive skin, allergies or spot treatments. Some people will keep their laundry supplies together in a tote or basket which is easy to carry with the laundry. To make your laundromat trip easier, sort your laundry into loads as you change clothes. For instance, you can have differently colored canvas bags and put your whites in a white bag and your blue jeans into a blue bag.

Check the Machines

Checking the machines before you put your laundry on or in them can save your clothes and your pocketbook. Wipe the top with a paper towel before putting even dirty laundry on it to avoid bleach stains or spilled liquid from damaging your clothes, it is also a good idea to wipe down folding tables or to place a shop towel under your items as you fold them for the same reason. You will also want to check the lint trap of dryers, not only is a buildup of lint a fire hazard, but machines with a full trap are not as efficient at drying clothes and you may have to pay for another cycle.

A little bit of prep work and taking the time to check the laundromat machines can make all the difference on laundry day. By sorting your laundry at home, having essential supplies with you and checking lint traps before you dry your clothes, your laundromat trips can be easier and more economical.