Tips On How To Do Laundry and Save Money
- Separate colors from whites and treat stains with liquid detergent before wash
- Choose the right size machine for your load
- You can wash different colored loads in 1 machine on cold water (new cloths separate)
- Fill Top Loaders to the suggested level
- Don't fill Front Loaders too much
- If you have 3 top loaders it will cost you $4.50 vs. $3.00 for a triple loader
- Most detergents are concentrated, use suggested amount stated on the container. 1 scoop of detergent is equivalent to 3 loads
- The best soap is P&G products for example Gain, Tide, Ariel, Cheer and Clorox. It will cost you more now, but will save you money in the long run. 15 loads truely means 15 washes
- If you use too much detergent it does not rinse out of your cloths
- In case of over sudsing use a small amount of fabric softener
- Fabric softener is made out of oil, if you use too much it will stay in your cloths next time you wash there will be no suds because of too much fabric softener.
- You can wash more than 1 comforter in a triple load machine
- If your comforter fits in a top loader it will not wash because the machine cannot handle the weight. 2 comforters in 2 top loaders cost $3.00 and it wont wash vs. a full wash in a triple loader for the same price ($3.00)
- Dry light cloths and lingerie for 8 minutes or more
- Don't overload dryers otherwise the cloths wont dry and will be wrinkled
- The most common mistake is overloading the dryer and adding too much time which will cost you extra to dry.
- If you put all of your laundry in 1 dryer it will cost you more than $2.00 and they will not dry compleatly and take over an hour vs. 2 dryers for $1.00 each and they will dry faster and better that will be done in 32 minutes.
- soap + bleach + wash + dry = about $0.45 a pound + your time. Drop off costs $0.80 a pound
This is the same procedure we use to wash your clothes when you drop them off with us.