Tips & Tricks

Tips for Visiting the Laundromat

September 08, 2023

3 Generations Laundromat

Doing laundry at the laundromat can be a hassle, but there are some ways to make it more efficient and enjoyable. Here are some basic things you can do to make your visit more comfortable:

First of all, try to park your car as close as possible to the entrance of the laundromat, with the trunk facing the door. This way, you can easily load and unload your laundry baskets without having to walk too far or carry too much weight. If you have your laundry in the back seat, look for a spot where you have enough room to open the door and get your stuff out without hitting any other cars.

Next, look for a rolling basket inside the laundromat and use it. These are super handy because they let you move laundry around without having to lift it. 

If you have my kids with you, always get them settled before doing anything else. Find a place where they can sit comfortably and where you can see each other. Give them something to do, like a book or a game, and tell them where you'll be and how long it will take. Remind them not to talk to strangers and what to do if they need help.

Before loading a machine, always check it first. Sometimes there are soap or bleach spills on the top or inside of the washers and dryers. Sometimes there are hairs, feathers, fibers, grime, or other things left behind by previous users. These can ruin clothes or make them smell bad. Grab some paper towels (they usually have some for free at the laundromat) and wipe off any dirt or residue. Check the lint traps of the dryers and empty them if they are full.

When it comes to choosing a dryer, try to find one that is still warm. This way, you can save some time and money by using the leftover heat from the previous cycle. Plus, warm dryers tend to fluff up clothes better than cold ones. Then as soon as your clothes are dry, take them out of the dryer and shake them a bit to minimize any wrinkles or creases that might have formed during the drying process. It also makes them softer and more comfortable to wear.

If you have any clothes that need to be hung up, like shirts or dresses, do it right away. This prevents them from getting wrinkled again in the basket or in the car. Some laundromats have some hangers available for customers to use, but it's better to bring some of your own hangers.

If you need to fold my clothes, check the folding tables before using them. Sometimes they are dirty or wet from other people’s laundry so be sure to wipe off the tables with some paper towels before setting clothes down. If the laundromat is very busy, don’t bother folding everything there. Fold the items that will wrinkle or crease easily, like pants, skirts, or sweaters but take the rest, like socks, towels, or underwear, to fold at home. 

Finally, try to avoid going to the laundromat during peak hours. These are usually in the evenings or on weekends, when everyone else is doing their laundry too. The laundromat can get crowded, noisy, and stressful during these times. Plus, it can be hard to find a free machine or a parking spot. 

Follow these tips and make laundry day more efficient and enjoyable. For a more enjoyable experience, visit Soggy Peso Laundromat in Rice, TX. We offer not only self-service coin-operated washers and dryers but also a very convenient Start-and-Go service in addition to drop-off wash & fold and pickup & delivery laundry services. 

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