Washer Tips & Tricks
- We will publish jobs via SMS from 208-225-6831 with a city, name, and number of bags. Accept the job by following the link in the text and pressing ‘Accept’.
- Drive to pick up the laundry at the time specified on the job. Sort, wash, dry and fold the laundry. Please follow the requirements and suggestions below.
- Put folded laundry in new bags.
- Return the job to the customer and mark the job 'Delivered' at washer.londr.com.
How to make money
To receive job notifications and accept payment, you’ll need to complete your washer profile once added to the service.
Going to the laundromat can give you a better dollar-per-hour rate, even though your overall pay is less. However, doing the wash at home may feel less like you're "on the job". Here is an example for a large 2 bag job:
- Keep each job separate from other jobs and personal laundry.
- Return ALL items picked up from the customer, both laundry and non-laundry. (Plastic bags may be discarded)
- The washer and dryer you use should be free from grease and otherwise completely clean.
- Separate loads by color, empty pockets, close zippers and fasteners, and ensure items are right side out before washing.
- Sort and fold laundry on a clean, elevated surface, never on the floor.
- Rubber gloves
- Plastic hangers
- Fold-out drying rack
- Laundry sanitizer
- Shout pre-treatment spray
- Plain white ivory soap
- Dryer sheets or dryer balls
- Ziploc bags
- Multiple laundry baskets
- Wear a fresh set of rubber gloves for each customer’s job.
- Use multiple laundry baskets for sorting and handling clothes.
- Check all pockets and put loose items in a Ziploc bag to return to the customer.
- Close zippers and fasteners for washing.
- Pre-treat stains and/or use cold water and ivory soap to work them out before washing.
- Don't ever use hot water to clean stains, it can set the stain.
- Test colorfastness of new/dark clothes in a separate container of warm/hot water.
- Never use wire hangers that can rust onto damp clothes. Use plastic instead.
- Use laundry sanitizer with each load.
- Do not use bleach (even for wholly white clothes) laundry sanitizer is color safe and does the same job.
- Wash whites on hot, and darks on warm/cold.
- Hot water can shrink sweaters, wash 'em cool.
- Check washed items for stubborn stains Do not dry stained items, but re-wash them.
At a Laundromat
Be suspect of innocent looking puddles, they could be bleach that will damage clothes.
- Remove clothes from the washer ASAP to avoid smell and/or mildew.
- Use a fold-out drying rack for no-tumble dry items like sweaters.
- Do not put wool items in the dryer.
- Check washed items for stubborn stains and re-wash if necessary.
- Shake clothes when switching from the washer to the dryer to reduce wrinkles.
- Use dryer sheets or dryer balls.
- Dry clothes with opened fasteners.
- Keep fabrics like flannel, which attract lint, away from items, like towels, that give off lint.
- Toss the clothes in your dryer without compacting them at all. Overloaded dryers cause wrinkles and don't dry as fast.
- Check the label on clothes before drying them.
- Remove clothes from the dryer immediately after the cycle finishes to avoid wrinkles.