You’ve done everything you can to avoid the truth, but your sagging jeans and do-I-even-want-to-know-what-this-crusty-spot-is t-shirt make it undeniable: it’s laundry day. But don’t let this errand bring you down. Follow the tips below to save time at the laundromat and make your laundry day go by quickly!
If you’re the type to separate lights and darks, delicates, bulkier items like bedding and towels, or otherwise follow label instructions, this tip is for you! Save yourself some time by pre-sorting your laundry before you leave the house. Whether you have individual totes for each category, or you simply pile them into your laundry bag in order, pre-sorting will allow you to get your loads started more efficiently once you arrive.
Use detergent pods
Measuring out quantities of detergent or fabric softener eat up time and can quickly become messy when you’re already feeling rushed; and no matter how you transport your laundry, adding a jug of detergent to the mix only makes things more cumbersome. Consider investing in one of these laundry pod options to save time at the machine, and to lighten your load.
Be prepared to pay
Before heading to the laundromat, see if you can find pricing information online. While many establishments still require cash or coins, some have alternative programs like our SpinX app that allow you to pre-load payment, earn free washes, snag promotional offers, or even get notifications about the status of your laundry.
On average, you can expect to spend anywhere from 25-40 minutes for each wash and dry cycle. Even if you’re able to start several loads simultaneously, you will likely spend close to an hour and a half waiting. Instead of absentmindedly scrolling through social media, use this time to check something else off your to-do list. With free Wi-Fi, charging stations, and a lounge area, SpinXpress has everything you need to make the most of your downtime, whether you’re wrapping up a project for work or school, sitting down with a book you’ve wanted to read, preparing your meal plan for the week, or exploring a new hobby. By using the tips above, you can make your time at the laundromat more efficient, productive, and maybe even enjoyable.Want to find a SpinXpress location near you? Visit our website.