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Park Station Blog, Gaithersburg, MD  Laundry day is coming up, and we've got some tips to help you get it done more efficiently in today's blog post.

Here at Park Station, we are pleased to offer a variety of amenities at our apartment community for our residents, including full-size washers and dryers in our homes. It’s so much more convenient to do laundry at home rather than lugging it out to the car and driving all over Gaithersburg, MD on a Saturday night looking for an open laundromat that’s clean, affordable, and open. In today’s blog post, we’ve got some tips that will make conquering Mount Washmore on laundry day easier.


Stain Solutions

Martha Stewart’s has some good advice for getting rid of stubborn stains:

“The best way to fix a stain is to treat it before it sets. Quickly scoop up solids with a dull edge, and blot liquids with a clean white cloth from the outside in to avoid spreading. Treat stains before washing, and always make sure stains have been removed before putting items in the dryer; heat sets stains into fabric.

Also, print out a basic stain removal guide and hang it by your washer; that way you will have the solution you need for stains where you need it when you need it. For a more in-depth stain removal information refer to this Stain Solutions Guide, put out by the University of Illinois Extension Office.


In the Wash

Keep Socks Matched — use a mesh laundry bag for each member of the family; they fill the bag with their socks; wash, dry, return the bag to each person. No more lost socks! Find the tutorial for how to do this here


Keep a whiteboard by your washer and as you load the laundry make a note of anything that can’t go in the dryer which makes it easy to pull the items out when you switch loads.


Drying Time

Throw a dry towel into your dryer with wet laundry — it will absorb moisture and speed up the drying process.


Drying Shoes

1)Tie the shoestrings of a pair of shoes together into a loose knot.

2)Close the dryer door with the shoes hanging on the inside and the knot on the outside.

3)Run dryer on low heat until shoes are dry.

What are your favorite time-saving tips for getting the laundry done? Share in the comments so we can all take advantage of your knowledge.