Your Guide to Using Communal Laundry Facilities | Starcrest Cleaners
October 8, 2019
The Secrets to a Seamless Laundromat Experience
Laundry: we all have to do it. Whether you're living in a college dorm, an apartment, or are part of a household, doing laundry is an inevitable part of your life. That is unless, of course, you hand the task over to a same day laundry service.
We don't blame you if you want to save some money and do your own laundry. But what if you don't have your own washer and dryer? You have no other choice but to use a communal laundry facility, like the one typically found in apartment buildings or at the local Springfield laundromat.
Because tons of other people also use these facilities, you want to be quick and efficient about the task whenever you go. Check out the tips we have below to ensure that your communal laundry experience goes seamlessly each time.
1. Sort Your Laundry
Public laundromats or laundry rooms do not always have a ton of space where you can spread and separate your laundry. That is why separating your laundry into different loads should be done at your place. Doing so before going to the laundry facility not only gives you ample space and time to separate your washables, but it shortens the time you have to spend at the laundromat.
2. Pre-treat Stains
While sorting through your laundry at home, you might also want to pre-treat your stained garments. When you pre-treat at home, you give the stain remover time to do its job and you'll be ready to start your load as soon as you get to the laundromat. Pre-treating at home also means you can carry one less thing from your place to the laundromat.
3. Do your laundry at an off time
When you can, try to do your laundry on non-peak times and days. This means somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday when most people are at work. Swing by a laundromat during lunch or after work and you should be able to get your laundry done in a breeze.
4. Check the machine before starting your load
Is the washing machine clean? Does it contain leftover bleach? Does the inside have a lingering smell you don't like? Are the settings turned properly? These are things you need to check when using a communal laundry facility. With so many people using the machines every day, you never know what the person before you may have used it for. So to make sure your own load comes out clean and fresh-smelling, check the washers and dryers before using them.
5. Don't leave your clothes unattended
We know it can be boring to sit idly while waiting for your load to finish, so you might be tempted to go out and do some errands. However, if you don't get back in time, someone might take your laundry out so they could use the machine. No one wants their garments on display or just thrown in a pile, haphazardly, so make sure you're there to take your load of laundry out on time.
Doing your laundry doesn't have to be a boring and dreaded task. The key is finding the right methods and going to a professional laundry facility. With state-of-the-art washing machines and well-trained staff, look no further than your local Starcrest Cleaners. Contact us today to learn more about our laundry services.