Whether you are a regular laundromat visitor or the occasional one, there are some easy tips to make the trip better. An efficient laundromat trip saves you time and hassle. Not all laundromats are large and spacious. Use these tips and get the most out of your laundromat visit.
Check Before Using
Laundromats are used by a variety of people. You don’t know who used the machine prior to you, so check the top of the machine before placing anything on top of it. Spilled detergent and left behind bleach are some common spills on the lids of washers. Not happy with the conditions of your local mat, buy laundromat equipment and start your own business.
Sort at Home
Separate your clothes at home. Not all laundromats have space to sort your laundry. Doing it ahead of time means you can immediately start a load in the washer. If the machines are free, you can get all your laundry done even faster. Sort whites from colors and darks. Separate laundry baskets, bags or pillowcases can be great places to store sorted laundry on the way to the mat.
Be Smart About Laundry
There are laundry applications available for your smartphone that give you information on what the different care labels mean. Using the right cycle for your clothes prevents you from having to replace them. Energy Star rated machines use less water helping you wash your clothes and be green at the same time.
Bring Your Supplies
Instead of buying your detergent and dryer sheets from the laundromat, bring your own. You’re likely to save money and get the exact products you want. Have a place to store your cleanly folded clothes such as a large laundry basket or black trash bag.
Your local laundromat is a great place to wash clothes and bulky bedding. Take your laundromat love a step further by starting your own local laundromat.