When you have to go to the laundromat to take care of your clothing, it's wise to go to a full-service laundromat that can meet all your needs —such as in the case that you forget your own detergent. A full-service laundromat such as Bluewater Wash Laundromat can also be useful in helping you get a large amount of clothing cleaned, especially if it has more flexible hours than other types of laundromats.
Whether you go to the laundromat all the time and want to know how to make the experience more efficient or you are new to the laundromat experience and want to get the most out of it, here are some tips you can use to make your laundromat experience the best one.
Sort your laundry at home
Sort the laundry you'll wash at home before you go to the laundromat. Do this by putting your whites or separates into a basket and putting everything else in another basket. When you get to the full-service laundromat, you'll just have to put individual baskets in their own washing machines. You can dry clothing together if you wish, to save time and space on dry times.
Bring your own change
Whether a washing machine in the laundromat is operated by coin or card, it's wise to have change on you. This way, should a change machine in the full-service laundromat not be working or be out of change or a laundromat attendant not be present when you go, you'll have what you need to get your clothing and items taken care of.
Bring your linen
A laundromat is an ideal place to wash your linen. This is because a full-service laundromat has the large washing machine you need to properly clean blankets and sheets and other large linen items. Even if you have a washing machine and dryer at home, use the laundromat to wash those sleeping bags, heavy winter blankets, couch covers, and more. You'll keep your own washer and dryer from wearing out and will also be able to more effectively wash and dry the items you do have that need more space to get cleaned.
Go during slow times
It may take a few visits to the laundromat to figure out when the slow times are, but once you do, go get your laundry done during those times. You'll have more available washing and drying machine units and will have more space to fold your laundry and get your items cleaned. Always have a phone, book, or other forms of entertainment with you as you should never leave your items unattended; someone is likely waiting for your appliance and if you don't get to your laundry quickly that can hold others up.