How to Wash Large Items at the Laundromat

Cleaning Larger Items at Your Laundromat


Washing bulky items like comforters, bedspreads, blankets, and jackets may seem like a daunting task at first. These large items require a lot of washer and dryer space in order to be properly cleaned. In most cases, your local Chula Vista laundromat has large machines that are capable of handling these needs. These tips will help to stand you in good stead for safely cleaning your large items.


Read the care label

It’s always a good idea to read the care label on each of the bulkier items to understand how to wash it correctly. Even if you assume it is ‘dry clean only,’ be sure to check the label for good measure. Following this guideline will minimize the chance of damage to your bulky items and then having to replace them.


Repair any holes before you wash them

Larger items like comforters and blankets often get small holes. If you wash any items that have a hole in it, there’s a good chance that it will grow into a larger tear. It’s a good idea to patch up any holes or rips before washing the item to prevent further damage.


Choose a mild detergent

Many regular laundry detergents contain bleach and other harsh chemicals that are too strong for washing bulky bedding. The materials used in larger bedding items will often be damaged if you use regular laundry detergent.


Pre-treat stains

Since bulky items don’t move around as much as smaller items during the washing process, it’s important to pre-treat any stains. It’s easier to do this while at home, and it will give your stain-fighting solutions a chance to soak before you start the wash.


Use large machines

It’s no good stuffing a large item into a small machine because it won’t get the chance to be cleaned thoroughly. Select the largest machines – usually the jumbo machines –at the laundromat so that your items can move around more freely, allowing soap and water to be distributed more evenly.


You can make your laundry chores a snap by visiting Fresh & Clean Laundry in Chula Vista. We’re open from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily so that you can get all of your laundry done in no time. With large machines – and plenty of them – let us help you get your laundry done quickly. Call 619-691-7626 for more information.


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