Is this your first time doing laundry? Do you share a laundry room with others in your dorm?
Have no fear...you can be a laundry superhero in no time!
A little planning will go a long way. To finish your laundry as quickly as possible, make sure to:
check you have laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, laundry sheets)
top up your student card to pay for the laundry machines
plan enough time to monitor and remove your clothes from the machines
Sort By Colour
Save your white clothes from turning pink by sorting and washing your colored clothes separately from your white clothes.
Wash in cold water to prevent colors and dyes from bleeding
Further separate dark and light colours
Choose the shortest wash cycle
Wash in hot water to clean tough stains and dirt
Use clothing-safe bleach
Choose a wash cycle for white clothes
Check The Laundry Symbols
Laundry symbols on clothing tags are the best place to look for washing and drying instructions.
Take some time to understand the symbols to prevent damaging your clothes.
They include instructions on:
It's Laundry Time! Are You Ready?
It's been a month since you moved into your dorm. You have a pile of laundry that is ready to be washed. While looking through the laundry tags, you see these symbols for your new sweater.
Which of the following laundry options would damage your sweater?
A: Dry on a clothes line
B: Wash in cold water
C: Dry on high heat
D: Do not add bleach
Which of the laundry options will damage your sweater?
Level Up Your Laundry Game
Try these quick tips to level up your laundry time!
Empty pockets of coins, pens, tissues, etc.
Use a mesh bag for delicate fabrics and knitwear
Turn your clothes inside out to prevent zippers and buttons from getting stuck
Check the machines for items left behind before putting your clothes in them
Remember, you're sharing the machines with others!
Remove your clothes from the machine on timeso that others may use it
Clean the lint traps after you use the machines
Wipe any detergent spills and remove dryer sheets
And that's it! You're now ready for laundry day. Don't forget to: