7 Tips for Using a Laundromat

We want you to have the best possible experience at our Laundromats. Here are some tips to make your time as efficient as possible!

Tip #1: USE A TIMER
When you set the machine to wash/dry your clothes, set a timer on your phone at the same time to alarm you in case you aren't near the machine when it's finished. This can save you valuable time on your wash and dry cycles.

Tip #2: CLEAN THE MACHINE
It never hurts to wipe down the machine before washing or drying your clothes. You can bring an old towel that you use every time and immediately after wiping it down you can wash it with your load of clothes. This could save you time and money!

TIP #3: CHECK FOR BLEACH
Check the washer prior to washing your clothes to see if the last person that used the machine used bleach with their clothes. You do not want to accidentally have leftover bleach used in your cycle if you don't want it.

TIP #4: FIGHT MILDEW
It's hard to keep your 'wet' items from getting mildewed between wash days especially those pesky towels. Try using a .5 teaspoon of tea tree oil to the washer when washing your towels or other 'wet' items. It will help keep the mildew at bay.

TIP #5: DETERGENT
Looking for convenience? Try using detergent pods, they are small which makes it easy to tote them around. They are a little more expensive, but they also can save you money because they are perfectly measured for each load eliminating the chance you use too much detergent. Looking to save money? Try making your own laundry detergent. There are some really great recipes on Pinterest.

TIP #6: COLOR CATCHERS
Try these nifty little color catchers when you have to mix your dark and white loads together because you don't have enough to separate them or you want to save money by using a bigger machine. You can buy them or make them yourself. Color Catcher sheets absorb and trap loose dye molecules in the water, which prevents them from bleeding or running onto your clothes during the wash.

TIP #7: KEEP CLOTHES DRY
Unfortunately, we can't control the weather and sometimes wash days fall on rainy days. This can be troublesome when you just washed, dried, and folded all your clothes and step outside to it pouring down rain. Make sure to always keep a spare trash bag in your trunk so you can easily wrap up your clothes bin before stepping out in the rain.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog! We would love to hear from you regarding any topics you'd like us to blog about. Please email us at info@tigerwash.net.

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