Are you that struggling college student who secretly doesn’t know how to do their own laundry? Or that freshman who put hand soap in the washer instead of detergent? Or just have no clue where to begin?
I’m here to help.
I’ve found that so many of my friends and fellow students in their attempt to be an “adult” actually do laundry all wrong. For a simple how to on the subject, watch my video here.
For more details on how to do laundry, it depends on the machine you’re using. Most machines have simple instructions on their knobs. Detergent bottles also have instructions on the best practice for doing laundry.
For normal clothes, use cold water. For sheets and towels, use hot. Don’t fill the washer too full and do multiple loads of different categories of clothes (darks, whites, delicates, jeans, etc.). You don’t want to accidentally wash a red shirt with your whites!
When choosing a detergent, it doesn’t matter what kind as long as it’s what you want for what you’re washing. Pods are convenient for college students because they aren’t messy and don’t have to be measured. No need to make life more complicated!
When drying your clothes, you also might want to add a dryer sheet. Dryer sheets can be purchased at any store and help keep your clothes soft. You can use a softening detergent when washing to get this affect as well.
Like all the best college students, we usually wait until our LAST pair of underwear to do laundry, which makes laundry a long and difficult task when it comes around. My best advice is to do it often with less clothes so it will be less of a hassle.
I hope you enjoy my piece and learn something, I know I had fun making it!