Laundry Fun Facts

Laundromat Basics

October 16, 2023

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If you haven't been to a laundromat in a while, or maybe never, here are some tips to help you with your visit.

  1. Laundry Detergent: Don't forget your detergent! But if you do forget, or run out, The Fresh Rinse Coin Laundry sells laundry products. In fact, if you buy 3, you get 1 for free. Make sure to measure the detergent according to the instructions on the packaging for the size of your load.

  2. Quarters or Payment Method: Make sure you have enough quarters or a prepaid card to pay for the washing and drying machines. At Fresh Rinse we accept quarters and DexterPay. 

  3. Laundry Bags or Baskets: You'll need something to carry your dirty laundry to the laundromat and to transport your clean laundry back home. Laundry bags or baskets work well for this purpose.

  4. Fabric Softener (optional): If you like to use fabric softener, bring some with you. Or you can purchase some from us.

  5. Stain Remover (optional): If you have heavily stained items, you might want to bring a stain remover to treat the stains before washing. We also have stain removers available for purchase. 

  6. Mesh Bags (optional): These can be useful for washing delicate items like lingerie or small items like socks so they don't get lost in the machines.

  7. Reading Material or Entertainment: Depending on the size of your load and the available machines, you might have some waiting time. Bringing a book, magazine, or something to keep you entertained can be helpful. We also have 9 TVs at our laundromat. 
  8. Laundry Instructions: Make sure you know how to operate the washing machines and dryers in the laundromat. Instructions are usually posted on or near the machines. If you're unsure, don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly attendants for help.

Remember to sort your laundry into loads according to color, fabric type, and care instructions before going to the laundromat to make the process smoother. Additionally, always follow the specific instructions for the machines in the laundromat, as they may vary from residential machines. 

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