Laundry Services on Wheels!

There’s a new laundry and dry cleaning service in town and the company is called “Wash Cycle Laundry”. What’s so special about “Wash Cycle Laundry” is the marriage between laundry services and the company founder’s love of bike culture. The company provides next-day laundry and even dry cleaning services. Because it delivers laundry via two wheels, customers are enticed to make use of the company’s eco-friendly services. The company was first launched in Philadelphia but made its way to Washington, D.C. for its first operation. In D.C., “Wash Cycle Laundry” operates from Pan American Laundry located in Mount Pleasant. They cover a 3- to 4-mile radius service area of which Pan America Laundry is the...

Laundry Detergent Theft on the Rise

Instead of money, jewelry and other more valuable goods, Tide is at the top of the list of the latest retail theft. Retail thieves have hit stores to steal the most unlikely of items: laundry detergent. Laundry detergent is being sold on the black market for a third or two-thirds of its retail price, according to Metro Police. Selling detergent for lesser price on the streets mean quick cash  for peddlers and thieves. Every year, there is an increase in crime rate related to laundry detergent. According to Metro Detective Chris Archer of the RAPP, or Retail Apprehension Prevention Partnership team, his team has about 90 arrests under their belt for retail thefts. The most popular laundry detergent brand being stolen is Tide and other items like shampoo and...

3 Laundry Mistakes You Think are Right

There is a bit of art and science when it comes to doing the laundry. No one does laundry the right time the first time – sometimes, the first year! Whether you’re a college student away from home or a new mom tasked to do the weekly laundry at home, you want to catch your laundry mistakes and correct them. If you are self-taught in the ways around the laundry room, here are some of the things laundry experts say you might be doing wrong. Throwing in your swimwear in the washing machine. The washing machine is our go-to appliance for washing clothes. Sometimes, clothes that are meant to be hand-washed are thrown in the machine. Swimwear should not be one of them. You think going for a gentle cycle while it’s in a mesh bag makes it right but it...

The Right Laundry Techniques for the Right Clothes part 2

Last week, proper laundry techniques were shown on how to handle swimsuits, dark clothes, and white jeans. Even though they look simple to wash at first, these clothes require special care and procedures to retain their quality and avoid damages. Here are a few more laundry techniques you should learn so your clothes won’t get discolored and permanently destroyed.     Towels Just like what you’ve seen in commercials and even on the covers of fabric softeners, you emulate what you see. However, fabric softeners do the exact opposite of what your towels should do- absorb. Fabric softeners reduce the absorbency of towels when drying them off which is really what a towel does best. Overloading the washer is also a bad idea as it will definitely...

Breaking Bad Laundry Habits Part 2

Last week, a few bad laundry habits were presented. These habits are so heinous that they should be considered crimes against humanity (or laundry). Still, people stick to these routines as if everything’s fine. Well, here are a few more cringe-worthy laundry habits that people should put in the washer.     Not Maintaining Your Washer and Dryer Most people who buy washing machines and dryers don’t even bother to maintain these wonderful machines. They just pop in their clothes and expect it to run smoothly for an eternity. However, just like all machines, these bad boys break down, too. Dryers have lint traps and vents that get clogged eventually, leading them to use more power. They become candidates to start a house fire. As for washers,...

The Right Laundry Techniques for the Right Clothes

Doing the laundry shouldn’t be a guessing game. However, with all the different symbols and special treatments needed by some clothes it feels like solving a difficult brain-twisting puzzle every time we do the laundry. Most of us don’t have the patience to decode each and every one of them that is why we just shove them all in the washer thus, destroying some of the clothes. Rather than buying anew, here are some laundry techniques you can use for those special outfits.   Swimsuits According to some laundry experts, putting your special swimsuit in a mesh bag and washing them on a gentle cycle is a crucial mistake. They recommend not even using a washing machine and detergent for this one. Instead, you should opt to rinse your swimsuit and...

Breaking Bad Laundry Habits

Just like the celebrated TV show, Breaking Bad, laundry washing involves a lot of chemicals. Even though both use hazardous and toxic chemicals, doing your laundry is way simpler than cooking meth. However, there are still some who wash their dirty clothes incorrectly resulting in permanent damage to their clothes and even disease. If you have some of these bad habits, it’s best to break them now.   Washing Stains in Hot Water No, just no! Washing stains in high water will result in protein-based stains setting permanently on your clothes. Protein-based stains such as sweat, blood, and various food stains (like cheese and dips), need to be rinsed in cold water in order for the to be removed.   Using Bleach Wantonly or Sparingly Just like all...