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Conquering Mount Washmore

The Groves at Piney Orchard Blog, Odenton, MD  Conquering Mount Washmore becomes manageable with our in-apartment washer/dryer setup!

The Groves at Piney Orchard Blog knows how daunting it can be to try to get all of the laundry taken care of each week, and we are pleased to offer in-apartment washers and dryers in our apartment community. This amenity certainly beats lugging laundry all over Odenton, MD looking for an open laundromat on a Saturday night! Today we have some tips to help you conquer Mount Washmore.


Odor & Stain Removal

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.


Go white — use all white towels for the bathroom, they can be washed as one load, and when necessary they can be bleached


Check out this link for directions to restore towels freshness and absorbency.


Washing and Drying

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


To keep dark colors from fading, wash them inside out. Be sure to zip zippers and fasten buttons so they don’t catch during the washing or drying cycle.


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.


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


Clean Your Washer and Dryer

You’ve cleaned your clothes. Now it’s time to clean your washer and dryer. Get rid of mold and bacteria by using bleach, vinegar, and baking soda to clean your washing machine. Your dryer needs to be cleaned of lint to help prevent fires. This article from the American Home Shield has instructions and advice on cleaning your washer and dryer.


We hope these tips have been helpful! What are your best hacks for getting the laundry done? Let us know in the comments and thanks for reading today’s post.