25 Creative Uses For Wire Hangers You Won’t Believe

Posted by Bill Mark on Aug 23, 2016 10:03:55 PM

On the surface wire hangers are a normal, everyday household item, but surprisingly there are countless ways to use them. Everyone knows you can use a wire hanger to roast marshmallows or unlock a car door, but in this article we’ll share 25 of the most unique, genius ways to use wire hangers.

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Topics: Fun Laundry Tidbits

Wire Hangers - The Secret Genius Behind Their Invention

Posted by Bill Mark on Aug 16, 2016 5:22:45 PM

The inventor of wire hangers received little recognition for his unique discovery in the early 1900s. His little-known story behind the original invention of the wire hanger is both fascinating and inspiring. In this article we’ll share the story of the secret genius behind wire hangers, discuss how his model improved over the years, and some of its modern uses.

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Topics: Fun Laundry Tidbits

10 Laundry Tips and Taboos to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Feb 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Laundry should be simple, right? You just dump your hamper of dirty clothes into the washer, hit start, wait for the machine to tell you they're all set, and you're done. Unfortunately, it's not always that easy. If you don't follow directions or know the best practices, the clothes that you buy aren't going to last nearly as long as they should. 

We pulled the 10 most useful laundry tips to use and laundry taboos that you should avoid to maximize the lifetime of your clothes. 

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Topics: Laundry Help

Soap Stars: 5 of the Most Iconic Laundromat Scenes...EVER

Posted by Chris Mott on Feb 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Lights, Camera, Laundry?

The laundromat is more than just a means to an end for many of the people coming in and out each day. It is a place brimming not only with loads of clothes, but the very best -- and sometimes worst -- of the human experience. As you may have even experienced first-hand, laundromats can be where love connections, acts of kindness, and all-out chaos converge to create a space that is both useful and unique. With that said, it's no secret that Hollywood loves the unique. Over the years, they have showcased laundry venues on the small and big screens to introduce some very memorable characters and scenes. Below are just a few of those moments, so sit back and enjoy!

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Topics: Commercial Laundry

To Wash or Not to Wash: Laundry Tips for the Pros

Posted by John Otterbein on Feb 10, 2016 5:05:04 PM

You can't avoid it any longer. You've been desperately searching for a clean pair of matching socks for days but keep coming up short. And to add to the style crisis, you've been forced to wear your back-up outfits. You know, that free shirt you snagged from a 5k and those jeans you wore while repainting your house last year. Sound familiar? Sounds like it's time to lug your hamper of besmirched apparel to the nearest laundry room.

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Topics: Laundry Help

Peak Performance Products: 4 Best-Selling Laundry Supplies and Reviews

Posted by John Otterbein on Jan 28, 2016 11:48:35 AM

Are you tired of scouring an endless procession of pages to find quality products that meet your standards? Well, you can stop your search here. We've compiled the top four laundry supply products on the market to save you valuable time and needless frustration. Complete with ratings and reviews, these products have risen above the rest to earn their place on our list. Happy shopping!

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Topics: Commercial Laundry

Is ‘Free-Drying’ a Cost-Effective Way to Delight Your Customer Base?

Posted by John Otterbein on Jan 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM

117H.jpg“There is no such thing as free in business.”

Handing out a free drying promotion isn’t inherently good or bad. In fact, laundromat promotions are normally bathed in a positive light. However, the efficacy and ethics of free drying depend entirely on how it’s positioned in the minds of your customers. If your store’s drying department is truly free, it’s not cost-effective unless you’re recovering the cost somewhere else. Conversely, when it is cost-effective, it’s likely to be falsely characterized. When laundromats advertise “free-dry” (eagerly shouting it from the rooftops) what they’re most likely saying is “we’ve incorporated the cost of drying into the washing price or have devised some other means of recovering the cost.”

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Topics: Commercial Laundry

How to Remove 7 of the Most Common Stains

Posted by John Otterbein on Jan 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM


You woke up on the right side of the bed. Your finger managed to stay clear of the snooze button. You treated yourself to a hearty breakfast, fully prepared to take the day by storm. And then, as you maneuvered your vehicle through rush-hour traffic, it happened. The dreaded coffee spill. Time slowed as you watched the muddy-brown droplets make contact with your pristine, white shirt. The day had been soiled.

The ironic part? You were on your way to open the doors of your newly minted laundromat and still don’t have a clue how you should address your coffee-spotted shirt. The plot thickens.

Operating a successful laundromat takes more than offering competitive prices and the latest, greatest laundry supplies (although that's a huge part of it). It's about helping your customers solve problems they face on a daily basis. When a customer approaches you and asks how to remove a certain species of stain, you should be ready to rhapsodize about the many ways they can wash their stains away.

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Topics: Laundry Help

Free Infographic - 5 Laundry Essentials You Should Sell

Posted by Bill Mark on Jan 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Decisions, Decisions


Owning and operating a laundromat comes with great responsibility, and with that responsibility comes even more decision-making. Some of the most difficult choices may seem small but they have huge implications, such as what laundry supplies to include in vending machines or behind the front counter. We're excited to present the infographic below to help make those choices crystal clear, so you can get started building up a customer-centric inventory:

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Topics: Laundry Help, Commercial Laundry

5 Steps You Can Take Toward Accessible Laundry

Posted by Bill Mark on Dec 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM


I had a chance to walk around a brand new laundromat in Rhode Island and was amazed at what had been done to make the space easily accessible to all, with special attention given to ensuring wheelchair access. I compared this laundromat to some of the older ones around the state and realized that there are some really simple steps a laundromat can take to help make their older store more accessible.

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Topics: Commercial Laundry