With all the chores on your to-do list, laundry ranks high on the agenda. In fact, the average US family completes between eight to ten laundry loads in a week! With the high frequency of washing clothes, it is important to make sure you are washing them properly to avoid damaging your garments. Our wash cycle specialists at SoapBox Laundry are here to break down which laundry cycle is ideal for keeping all types of clothing properly fresh and clean.
The delicates, or gentle cycle, on your laundry machine is specifically for your fragile items, such as silk or lace. This cycle incorporates both low tumble speed and low washing time to make sure your delicates aren’t being damaged during the cleaning process. Opt for the delicate cycle for:
- Garments with stitched on items (i.e. sequences)
- Baby blankets / Woven items
- Clothing tagged as “delicate wash”
If you are ever too busy to complete your laundry, trust our laundry professionals to wash your fine fabrics with care through our wash, dry, fold pick-up & drop-off services.
Rapid Wash / Speed Cycle
Some days, there is little down time to wait around for your laundry to be finished only to grab that one shirt from the load. Avoid the unnecessary wait with the rapid wash cycle. This cycle is designed for garments that need a quick clean. It uses a combination of short wash time with high speed spin, working best for:
- Last minute clothing touch ups
- Small loads of laundry
- Lightly stained items
Be sure you hold back from using the rapid cycle for your normal laundry loads! Rapid wash handles your laundry differently compared to the normal cycle.
Typically known as your go-to cycle, the normal cycle setting incorporates high speed wash and high speed spin functions. You’ll be guaranteed to get positively clean clothing with the normal cycle for your:
- Cotton clothing
- Linen fabrics
- Slightly soiled clothes
It’s important to remember to separate your darks and lights during this process. You can count on a fantastic wash every time you use our 24 hour self-service laundry machines to clean your clothes like a charm.
Heavy Duty Cycle
The heavy duty cycle is optimal for all the clothing or fabrics that are bigger in size. It’s a high speed and high spin process, removing lots of moisture fast and restoring cleanliness back to your large fabrics. Switch your laundry load to heavy duty for:
- Towels / Large blankets
- Heavily stained items
Any laundry item that gets weighted down once wet is prime for the heavy duty cycle to get the job done right!
When you get to washing the laundry on your to-do list, stop by SoapBox laundromat and have your clothes look, feel, and smell cleaner than ever. Be sure to contact us for any of your laundry cycle questions!