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Go Green: Use Vinegar as a Natural Softener

September 17, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking to find a new way to go green in the laundry room? Try using vinegar as a natural fabric softener! That’s right—white vinegar has natural fabric softening properties, and can replace many of the chemical-based softeners you find in stores. These commercial fabric softeners not only are more expensive, but are also likely to contain many chemicals that can be detrimental to your health over time when you use them frequently. In addition, commercial fabric softeners can make towels less absorbent. For these reasons, many people are using alternative, natural methods for fabric softening. Here’s what you should know... View Article

Separate Your Lights and Darks for Best Results at the Laundromat

August 31, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Many customers ask if it is truly necessary to separate their lights and darks. The answer from this laundromat in McAllen, TX is yes! Failing to do so can lead to laundry disasters and faded colors. While it seems much more time efficient to wash it all in one load, separating lights and darks offers results that are well worth the effort. Here are five reasons: Prevent color bleeding: The proverbial red sock getting into white laundry is based on truth. Darker colored clothes will bleed into lighter ones. Other laundry items, like new jeans and towels, bleed color during... View Article

Five Tips to Leave Your Laundry in McAllen, TX Extra Clean

August 17, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

No one enjoys removing their clothing from the dryer and finding new stains. When you spend quarters finishing your laundry in McAllen, TX at Spin Plus Laundromat, you want to get it right the first time and enjoy a new supply of clean clothes. If you want extra clean laundry the next time you run a few loads, here are five tips to follow: Check pockets: Items left in pockets ruin clothes and laundering machinery alike. This is especially true with wax items like crayons, and many laundromats find they pay more repair bills from foreign articles left in clothing... View Article

Too Much Soap: The Problem You Didn’t Know You Could Have

August 1, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Using too much soap doesn’t sound like something you could actually do. Wouldn’t more soap mean cleaner clothes? No—trust us, it doesn’t. In fact, using too much soap can be the root cause of foul odors, sudsy overflows, soap scum and damage to your washing machine. It may be counterintuitive, but that’s just the way it is. If your washer is high efficiency, as many modern units are, then the problem can be compounded and leave you with a stinky, dirty, clothes-destroying machine. Whether you’re using your own washer or a machine at the laundromat, there are some things to... View Article

Reasons Not to Dry Your Clothes Outside

July 18, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Outdoor clothes drying has become the symbol for fresh laundry and a greener way of living. You see it in every other laundry detergent commercial on television—a happy couple strings up their whites while their children play in the yard and a gentle breeze dries their favorite clothing to perfection. Sure, it’s a nice thought, but it’s often impractical. Outside, where all manner of creatures live, your favorite shirt or brand new jeans are just hanging there waiting for the sun to sap its vibrant color or a passing bird to “redecorate” it. The reality is that while clotheslines might... View Article

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