Laundromat Tips to Make Your Trip Easier

No one loves doing laundry, especially if it means you have to make a trip to a laundromat every time. However, A1 is committed to making your laundry journey as easy as possible, which is why we gathered up some of our favorite tips to get you in and your clothes looking great in record time!

Treat a Stain Before You Go

Stains happen, but we can’t all run home and toss a shirt in the washer. If you can’t make it to the laundromat before your weekly trip, why not try treating the stain at home?

  • Spill red wine? Cover the spill in some salt, then place the garment in the sink. Pour boiling water over it.
  • A bit of blood? Soak the stain with hydrogen peroxide and scrub it with a toothbrush. Let it sit before rinsing.
  • Makeup on your favorite shirt? Rub the stain with bar soap before adding a stain pre-treatment.
  • Sat in gum? Place ice on the gum to harden it before scraping it away and washing as usual.

Sort At Home

A great way to save time at the laundromat is to sort your clothes before you go. But rather than carrying several bags full of different loads, try sorting your clothes into small totes or pillowcases before adding them all to your one laundry bag.

Visit The App Store

              Did you know there are tons of apps available that can interpret clothing labels, help you find the correct detergent measurements, and help you fight stains? Having an app downloaded can be super handy, especially if you’re not getting great reception for a search engine.

Consider a Smell Check

While this one might seem weird, a smell check of your washing machine is a great way to quickly determine if the machine is mildewy, or if a previous washer used bleach. This could greatly impact the way your clothes turn out, so it’s always good to check!

These are just a few simple tips to make your trip a little easier, but remember that you can always contact us at A1 and we will do our best to help you when you need it most!


Easy Ways to Remove Gum from Clothing

It’s irritating. It tastes good, and everyone loves a piece of gum. But how many times have you either stepped in a piece of gum on the sidewalk or parking lot, or worse, gotten it on your clothes? It seems that you would have to throw your shirt, pants, or jacket away. Or, you could just live with the fact that there’s a big patch of gum sitting in plain view. Don’t worry. There are easy ways to get that gum out of your clothing so rest easy.

How To Wash And Dry Your Bras

Bras are essential yet delicate lingerie that requires proper care, including washing, to ensure their longevity. Despite their concealment, bras collect unhealthy amounts of dirt, germs, and sweat that can be discomforting. Your bra can be a source of irritation and infections if not properly washed.

Big Ideas For Tiny Laundry: Cleaning Baby Clothes and Toys

Small Clothes and First Toys

A new baby brings joy and laughter to family life. Many new parents are floored by the messes and stains produced by their small new family member, but there’s nothing to fear. The main idea to remember is that your child’s skin is delicate, and clothes and toys that come into contact with the baby should be soft, clean and free of allergens, germs or dirt.

Remove That Coffee Stain

For most of us that first thing we think of when we have to get up to start our day is that big cup of our morning coffee. It’s like you are not yourself until you get that first sip that will perk up your morning for the day. Coffee has been a great way to start our day and many of us rely on that big cup of joe.

Keeping Your Curtains Clean

Curtains are an essential part of any room in the home. They are needed to block out dust and dirt in the home as well. It is important that they are taken care of so that they have optimal function. Often people will hang curtains and then will forget about cleaning them which leaves dirt and dust hanging on your curtains. Once you start to regularly clean your curtains it will allow you to enjoy them even more.

DIY Couch Cleaner Tips

Our couches are the main part of our home décor in our living space. It is a place where we sit to watch TV, read the paper, or talk on the phone. But all this usage has a major drawback, the couch will need cleaning. Unfortunately, this isn’t as easy as throwing it in the washing machine or sending it out to the cleaners. So, what do you do?

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