Category Archive: laundry tips

Aug 17

The Best Laundry Detergents Are…

Our customers ask us all the time what laundry detergents work the best, so when I came across this article, I thought I should share. Good Housekeeping reviewed 74 products (49 liquids and 19 powders) to see how effective they were against 20 common stains. For me, the surprise is that the best ones were …

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Jan 25

Laundry Tips: Throw Rugs, Mildew, and Glue Removal

The Clothesline subscribes to several laundry industry online newsletters, and one of our favorites, Planet Laundry, includes a regular feature, “Wash With Wally”.  We get some great tips there, and I’m going to work to pass them on to our customers. You can follow the links below to get more details on some I came …

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Jan 10

Holiday Stains

I wanted to share an article from American Coin Laundry about holiday laundry stain removal.  It’s funny… I have a tablecloth in my own laundry that ought to have been washed more promptly if I wanted to avoid permanent stains. It’s always advisable to treat and wash things promptly to avoid setting stains!  This article specifically …

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May 10

Dirty Laundry Secrets

Here’s a new article from American Coin Op, a laundromat industry magazine, that brings a sheepish smile to my face. I’m not confessing to anything!  Check this out…  Most Have a ‘Dirty Laundry’ Secret, Survey Shows  

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Mar 11

Using Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Here’s a great tip… Vinegar makes an awesome fabric softener when added during the final rinse of your wash cycle! It doesn’t leave any residual vinegar odor, and it is much cheaper than commercial fabric softeners. It’s more “green”, too; did you know fabric softeners are made with tallow and a number of chemicals linked …

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Mar 11

Dryer Lint Screen Safety

This is an article that we came across at The Clothesline some time ago. It is good for everyone who owns their own dryer – which a lot of our customers do. When my heating unit went out on our dryer, the Fix-It guy that I called went into the dryer and pulled out the lint …

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Nov 10

How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap

I came across an interesting article on making your own laundry soap from Insurance News Today (go figure!). I’ve heard of other people who do it, costing them just a few pennies per load!

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Nov 10

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

Here’s a great article from Laundry Today about getting rid of bed bugs. While Montana is not known for bed bugs, I’ve been hearing that the problem is spreading, and you may be affected due to travel or relocation.

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