Step 6: Laundry Is Done!

Some safety considerations exist when doing laundry.  Always make sure washer and dryer machines come to a full stop before reaching into the machines to avoid injury.  Also, avoid picking up any piece of clothing that has fallen behind or between the machines.  This is college, nothing is sanitary so play it safe and just buy another pair of socks.  Also, for your own emotional safety, never try to pick up a member of the opposite sex in the laundry room.  Get their name and room number and bring your "A" game somewhere more lively than a dark, musty college laundry room.

Congratulations you have completed your first load of laundry!  You will now be able to spend many wasted hours and quarters on this necessary task.  Now that you have the laundry basics down, you can get back to that much needed studying.  Or you could impress that special someone with your nicely folded set of clothes that you did all by yourself and maybe even offer to teach them how it's done because now you are the expert!
Here's a tip: If you find that whatever detergent or soap you use doesn't cut the funk, add about two tablespoons of baking soda to the soap. Cuts all the odors. It's also super cheap.
We appreciate the feedback! <br><br>Thanks for the great advice on keeping clothes fresh!
This will also be helpful for anyone who lives alone. That could include never-married, divorced, widowed, and those whose wife is traveling. College was more than 40 years ago for me. My clothing at the time was pretty simple and most things could be washed without much regard for temperature settings, etc. One big error that cost me was when I poured liquid bleach into a machine so that it came into contact with a pair of trousers rather than with the water in the machine. (There was no separate bleach reservoir on that machine.) That mistake left a &quot;burn&quot; mark on those trousers, and I had to discard them. <br><br>You could do another Instructable on ironing freshly washed clothes. I got to where I could iron a short-sleeve shirt in less than four minutes. <br><br>Your mention of avoiding moldy smelling clothes, etc. is important for several reasons. I know a woman who said she always found a way to sniff her date's shirt early in the date. If it did not smell fresh and clean, she knew he was not a &quot;keeper.&quot;

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