How can owning such a business be low risk? The short answer is that laundry is one of those tasks that will always need to be done.
Master laundry fundamentals with this seven-step guide on how to wash and dry clothes.
Laundry basics start with getting clothes washer-ready.
* Empty pockets, close zippers, fasten hooks and tie strings.
* Pretreat any stains that may need it.
* Turn sweaters inside out to help avoid pilling the little fuzz balls.
There are three ways to sort. Sort by color first, then consider fabric type and soil level until you have full loads of similar clothes. Check your item’s tag for any special needs that may affect sorting.
COLOR : Whites, Lights, Darks
* If your washer requires High-Efficiency (HE) detergent, check that you’re using HE detergent. .
* Pour detergent in the dispenser or, if there isn’t one, directly into the tub. Follow the instructions on the packaging when measuring.
* If using a detergent pod, place it in the bottom of the tub.
* Load items into washer loosely and evenly around the tub, giving them room to move.
* When washing bulky single items like a rug or jacket, add a few extra items around the tub to balance the weight.
* Select a cycle that matches your load. You may select a different wash temperature based on the soil level and type of fabric being washed.
* Use a low speed spins for delicate and a high speed spins for sturdier fabrics.
* Select add-ons like steam or a longer soak for loads needing extra cleaning.
* Start transferring clothes to the dryer as soon as possible.
* As you load, leave out stained items and anything that recommends air drying on the tag.
* Clean the dryer’s lint screen by rolling lint off with your fingers. Do not use water to remove lint.
Low : Casuals, Delicates, Synthetics, Lightweight fabrics, Shirts, Pants, Athletic wear
Medium : Work clothes, Medium weight fabrics, Sheets
High : Jeans, Heavy fabrics, Towels
Pick a specific dry time or a sensor setting that automatically stops the cycle when the load is done, like advance moisture sensing by Maytag.