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Laundry Tips You Need to Know

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Randolph Towers is pleased to provide in-apartment washers and dryers for members of our apartment community along with the other amenities. It’s so convenient — no more driving around Arlington, VA on a Saturday night looking for an open, clean, and reasonably priced laundromat, because our residents can do laundry at home. Today, we have some tips for laundry day.

Laundry Day Tips

— Print out a basic stain removal guide and hang it by your washer. For a more in-depth stain removal information refer to this Stain Solutions Guide, put out by the University of Illinois’ Extension Office.

— Go white — use all white towels for the bathroom. They can be washed as one load, and when necessary they can be bleached.

— To combat odors keep a box of baking soda by the hamper; sprinkle on clothes as you add them to the hamper. Wash as usual.

— To brighten yellowed linen or cotton garments, use salt and baking soda. Mix ¼ cup salt, ¼ cup baking soda, and 1-gallon water in a large cooking pot. Add yellowed items and boil for 1 hour. Then wash as usual.

— Keep a whiteboard by your washer and as you load the laundry make a note of anything that can’t go in the dryer which makes it easy to pull the items out when you switch loads.

— Keep socks together — use a mesh laundry bag for each member of the family; they fill the bag with their socks; wash, dry, return the bag to each person. No more lost socks! Check out these great tips to stop losing your socks in the laundry.

Congratulations on conquering Mount Washmore once again! Now sit back, relax and enjoy having all the laundry finished for at least ten minutes. Thanks for reading today’s post.