Overloading a washing machine at the laundromat will damage the machine and your clothes may not come out clean. The following will help you choose the washing machine at the laundromat…

What Size Load Do You Have?

A regular-capacity washer between 3.1 and 4.0 cubic feet will let you load in 12 to 16 pounds of laundry, while a larger-capacity model between 4.2 and 4.5 cubic feet can hold up to 20 pounds or more. so consider the weight of your load before choose the washing mashing. Most Laundromats will have several sizes of machines. If you are washing heavy items such as jeans and jackets, consider the weight of them before filling up a machine.

Front loader vs Top Loader You Usually Have a Choice

A front-loading washer uses less water if you are concerned about the carbon footprint you are using choose a front-loading washer. However, they do not hold as much clothing. If you have several large loads you may want to use the top loader large machine.

Sorting Your Laundry Can Make a Difference

The size of clothing that you are washing can also play a role in what machine is right for you. After you sort your clothing for whites and colors, you may want to use the small machine for the whites and the large machine for the colors. It depends on the size of your loads.

Now that we have discussed the Washer let’s talk about the choice of the dryer. Exposing fabrics to harsh chemicals or high heat can cause delicate fibers to break down or wear out. Take a look at the following tips for choosing a dryer.

Delicate or Gentle Cycle

Use this cycle for delicate clothing. Fabrics such as rayon or silk are delicate fabrics. If you have fabrics with lots of embellishment such as beads or decals the delicate cycle may be best. Also, athletic wear cannot usually withstand high heat and may lose color and shape if dried on high heat.

Permanent Press Cycle

This cycle uses a medium level of heat to prevent wrinkling. Usually, items like shirts, blouses, dresses, jackets, and outerwear are best done on a Permanent press cycle. Hopefully, your dryer has a cool-down period of around 10 minutes that uses room temperature air to relax wrinkles.

Regular Cycle

This cycle is ideal for towels, sheets, sweats, and jeans. This cycle uses the highest heat setting. Be mindful to only use this cycle for tough fabrics.

Advantages of Using a Laundromat

  • High-capacity washers and dryers are fantastic. Most laundromats invest in commercial washers and dryers with higher capacities.
  • You have more options.
  • Get done more efficiently.
  • No trips to the basement- plus carts!
  • Find additional downtime.
  • There’s extra space.

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About 24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat

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.
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