We get it — the laundromat isn’t necessarily the most thrilling place to be. However, having piles of dirty laundry and nothing to wear isn’t a very thrilling experience either. Laundry is just one of those tedious chores that needs to get done, and while it may not be the most enjoyable way to spend your time, there are some simple things you can do to help speed up your time at the laundromat.
At LaundryLounge, we are changing the way people view laundromats by offering some of the best laundry facilities in Colorado Springs. Each of our laundromats is equipped with commercial washers and dryers and offer great amenities to make your time spent doing laundry feel a little less like a chore. Still, we understand that people have places to go, things to do, and others to see, which is why we’re sharing a few hacks that will help you speed up your time spent at the laundromat.
Consider Wash and Fold Services
If you are someone that doesn’t like going to the laundromat to do their laundry, consider wash and fold services. Wash and fold laundry services are a great solution for those who are looking to spend as little time at the laundromat as possible. Wash and fold services involve dropping off your dirty laundry, leaving, and returning to the laundromat at a later time to pick up your laundry, washed, dried, folded, and ready to take home! There are many benefits to wash and fold services, so they are worth considering if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy doing laundry or that doesn’t have the time to sit and wait for their laundry to finish.
Separate Laundry Beforehand
If you are going to opt for self-service laundry, one easy way to speed up the time you have to spend at a laundromat is to separate your laundry beforehand. This is something you’ll have to do at the laundromat anyway, unless you want to find your whites ruined, and doing this at home can really cut your time down. People most commonly divide their laundry into lights, darks, colors, and delicates. Rather than shoving all of your dirty laundry into a basket and sorting it at the laundromat, it can be very helpful to separate it into mesh bags beforehand. That way you can start your laundry right away upon arriving at a laundromat without having to worry about spending a significant amount of time separating it.
Bring Your Own Detergent
Reducing the amount of time you have to spend at the laundromat isn’t only about speeding up the washing and drying process. It is also about ensuring that you have everything you need to avoid unnecessary delays. Forgetting to bring your own detergent is a great example. When this happens, you’ll have to go back home or go to the nearest store to pick up laundry detergent. Luckily, LaundryLounge laundromats have detergent and other laundry supplies available for purchase via vending machines. While this helps eliminate the need to leave to go get detergent, purchasing it will only add more time to your clock. If you really want to save time, consider bringing your own detergent.
Use Multiple Dryers
If you really want to cut the time you have to spend at a laundromat down, you can always use multiple dryers to dry your clothes after they are finished washing. When you put a large load of wet laundry into a dryer, it can take longer for the clothes to completely dry. Dividing your clothes up into two or multiple dryers will ensure that they are dryer when the cycle is finished. Of course, using multiple dryers to dry your clothes will require you to pay for each machine you use, but the convenience may be worth it. If you do choose to do this laundromat, make sure there are plenty of open dryers available so that you aren’t the reason others have to prolong their time spent doing their laundry.
Bring Something to Do
While it may not actually make your time spent at the laundromat faster, bringing something to do while you are waiting for your laundry to finish can certainly make it feel like time flew by! You could bring a book, do a crossword puzzle, or download shows on your smartphone that you have been wanting to watch. And, if you’re working from home, why not bring your computer or other work essentials to get something productive done while you wait for your laundry? LaundryLounge laundromats are perfect for those who want to kill time while waiting for their laundry to finish — we have plenty of tables and seating, outlets for charging, free WiFi, and other amenities that will help time fly by.
There are a lot of laundromat hacks out there, but following the five shared above are sure to cut down your time spent at a laundromat. If you have dirty laundry and are planning a trip to a laundromat in Colorado Springs, choose LaundryLounge. Our state-of-the-art laundry facilities and services will help ensure you spend less time doing laundry and more time doing what you love!