Continuing our previous post on tips for doing laundry in college, here are five more suggestions for successfully taking care of this important chore. Before we get into that, know that not all clothes should be washed at home. When it comes to tough stains and delicate fabrics like cashmere and silk, it’s a good idea to take them to a professional for dry cleaning and/or stain removal. Mr. Fresh Laundry Service is dedicated to providing exceptional laundry services to the Woodbridge area. Got a nasty stain or some clothes that are too nice for the dorm washer? Hire Mr. Fresh as your complete dry cleaning solution. Mr. Fresh also offers laundry delivery services. Pick up and delivery are free, so you really have nothing to lose!
Surviving College and Looking Good in the Process
College is a time when young people like to flaunt their style. It’s also a time for pizza, beer, and in some cases, mud wrestling. Having your laundry-game on point is a necessity if you want to avoid looking sloppy (and smelling funky!). Here are some more ideas for successfully doing laundry.
Remember to Clean Out the Lint Screen
One common mistake college students make when doing laundry is they don’t remove the lint from the lint screen. If you don’t do this, it will take significantly longer for your laundry to dry, as it will be more difficult for the dryer to expel hot, damp air. It will also cause heat to build up in the dryer, potentially shrinking your clothes. Lastly, it is also a fire hazard. Remember to clean the lint screen after every load of laundry.
Don’t Over-dry or Use Too Hot of Temperatures
Another thing that can shrink your clothes is putting them in the dryer for too long or at too high of a temperature. Being in the dryer for too long may cause your clothes to shrink or wear out faster. If you’re not sure what temperature to use, err on the cooler side of the temperature settings. Start gently, then move to more aggressive laundry cleaning strategies.
Get In a Routine
Set a day that works best for you to do your laundry. Regularly doing your laundry will help you avoid running out of clean clothes, and will also help you stay maximally efficient, giving you more time to study or be with friends.
The Easy Way to Treat Wrinkled Clothes
If you are in a pinch, you don’t actually have to throw wrinkly clothes in the dryer or iron them. You can just turn the shower on hot, hang your clothes (like a dress shirt) in the bathroom, and shut the door with the fan off. Keep your clothes in there for 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, you can just wipe away most of the wrinkles. This is not always going to work, but for some types of fabrics, it is a great way to extend the number of times you can wear an article of clothing before having to wash it.
Know When to Hire a Professional Dry Cleaner
There are some situations in which dry cleaning is your best option. Particularly in the case of nice jackets, coats, dress shirts, or other more expensive clothes, getting them professionally dry cleaned is a good way to ensure they get thoroughly cleaned without getting damaged. If you are a college student looking for dry cleaning or general laundry services in Woodbridge, contact Mr. Fresh Laundry Services. We offer free pick up and delivery for whatever items you need cleaned. Contact us today!