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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!


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.

How to Keep Your Dark Clothes Darker Longer

It can be incredibly frustrating when you notice that your favorite black t-shirt has started to look faded. With time it’s expected that the colors in your clothes will fade out, however the 10 following tips will help keep your favorite dark clothes darker for longer.

How to Clean and Care for Fleece

Fleece, that insulated material that is cozy and soft. A must have garment during the cold winter months. Because it’s a fantastic insulator, polar fleece was what it was originally known as. Natural fleece is usually harvested from sheep. However, it’s not ideal to wear when it gets wet.

How to Remove Ketchup and Tomato Stains From Clothes

Getting ketchup and tomato stains on carpet and clothes is a common mistake, but there is a method of cleaning the stains off of your clothing or carpet. If the sauce is fresh, scrape it off the clothing or carpet surface. Make sure you wash the stain with cold water but do not rub the stain.

How To Clean A Tie

How to Clean a Tie

Neckties can be very expensive and should be treated as an investment.

Some people will tell you that certain neckties can be thrown in the washer and dryer. Do NOT! Ties have special stitching and extremely delicate fabric.

Vintage Clothing Care

History. That is the word that should come to mind when buying vintage clothing. Clothing preserved over time so that people in the future can see the designs and styles of clothing from the past. Vintage clothing isn’t necessarily perfect, but yet it holds so much value and can become very expensive over time.

Cashmiere Care and Home Remedies

A Delicate Fabric and Quality Care
Cashmere is a soft and sweet fabric worth taking good care of. Quality care will keep this luxurious fabric looking and feeling stunning. This delicate fabric does require quality care if you want it to stay in good condition. Cashmere can easily be cleaned in your own home. Treat your cashmere garments with quality care. Helpful washing tips will be beneficial.

The Importance of Having a Laundry Schedule

If you have ever had a busy week, then you know what it feels like to have the laundry piling up. You may not have seen the other side of your bed or that comfy portion of the sofa in weeks because the laundry is taking over. As hard as it is to get a schedule or routine started, it can be the solution to getting your furniture, and your life, back.

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