Step 1: Prepare for Laundry
Before considering doing your laundry, you need to make sure you have some of the necessary items for the task.
Necessary laundry materials include:
quarters or a student ID card (we know you are broke, but laundry isn't always free)
stain stick (for the pizza stains)
drying rack (or steal a few chairs if you have any delicates)
iron and ironing board (if necessary)
Once you have collected a few of the necessary items (some of these items are displayed in Figure 1 above) you will need to locate the laundry room.
Finding the laundry room
To locate the laundry room, you can ask another person on your dorm or apartment floor or you could just start searching for the nearest dark, musty basement room (as shown in Figure 2 above). Either way, when you get to the laundry room, make sure that some empty washers are available before you start the next steps. Another piece of information which you may need to find out is how to pay for your laundry. Most machines use quarters (up to $1.50 per machine), but modern laundry facilities may use a card scanner that you swipe your student ID card through as money is taken from your student account. Most likely a sign should be posted with payment procedures.
After figuring out where the laundry room is, it's time to head down with your clothes to make Mom proud and start the sorting step.