You probably know how challenging it is to do laundry on campus! You might be doing their laundry for the first time and learning how to navigate the laundromat. Regardless, taking care of laundry is a key life skill that must be learned. The following is a list of tips every college student should know about laundry…
#1: How To Sort Your Laundry
The first thing you will need to do to prepare your laundry for washing is to sort them based on color– whites, light colored, and dark colored piles. Towels and bedding should be separated into other piles. This will prevent any of your favorite white shirts from turning pink if washed with red pants.
Sorting should also be done based on fabric and washing instructions. Washer and dryer cycles vary based on fabric type. Delicates will need to be washed separately. It is also important that you read the label carefully. Any garment that states ‘handwash’, ‘dry clean only’, or ‘wash separately’ should be put in its own pile and not put in a washing machine.
#2: Empty Your Pockets
- Unbutton shirts
- Zip up zippers
- Socks need to be right-side out and unfurled
- Hooks closed
- Pins and/or buckles removed
- Velcro properly secured
- Garments with screen print, embroidery, or sequins should be turned inside out
#3: Pre-treating Stains
Stains can be unavoidable, but they should not be left untreated. It can be easy to forget about that pasta sauce stain or coffee spill once it has been sitting in your hamper for a few days. Now is the time to get in the habit of pre-treating spills and stains before you put them in your hamper.
Pre-washing (not drying in your dryer) or pre-treating spills and stains before you drop them off to a laundry service is important because when you treat stains immediately your chances of getting them completely removed after a wash increase. When using a drop off laundry service, be sure to point out any existing stains so they can be sure to try get them out before they dry.
#4: Laundry Cycles
#5: Detergents & Water Temperature
#6: Put Together A Laundry Kit
- Laundry detergent
- Fabric softener
- Collapsible laundry totes
- A bag for delicates
- A zippered coin purse or bag
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24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self-serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.