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Laundry 101: Red + White = Pink All Over

The how-tos of your first college wash


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Watch the slideshow above for an interactive laundry lesson from Amanda Garant (CAS’10).

There are only so many excuses you can give your roommate for the heap of dirty clothes about to take over your dorm room—and for the stench coming from the workout clothes you are wearing for the fourth time.

But while most new students don’t care to admit it, one of the most common reasons for this dorm room quandary is that they have never actually been taught how to do laundry.

Amanda Garant (CAS’10) not only knows how to keep her clothes clean, she enjoys every second of it.


6 Comments on Laundry 101: Red + White = Pink All Over

  • Anonymous on 08.28.2008 at 11:48 am


  • Laura on 09.25.2008 at 12:46 pm

    Cool slide show

    Hi Edward and Amanda –
    Great interactive piece on how to do laundry – and a wonderful reminder that cell phones do not belong in the washer. I work with Whirlpool brand and as a recent college grad I understand that many laundry issues can’t be solved without mom or dad.

  • Anonymous on 08.24.2010 at 6:12 am


    Amanda and Ed:
    Save energy. You never have to use hot water. Clothes will get just as clean in cold water. Good show.

  • Anonymous on 08.24.2010 at 8:46 am

    hot water

    yes! you do need to use hot water sometimes

  • Anonymous on 08.24.2010 at 10:48 am

    Use hot water for whites and in that batch, put all clothes that need extra sanitizing–undergarments. I also put in my workout clothes. Then you add some hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach and it whitens them. If putting in colored that need the hot water, wash clothes in that batch that aren’t as important. Colors tend to fade with H2O2.

  • Anonymous on 08.24.2010 at 12:20 pm

    laundry web

    cold water works just as well with the new detergents and it’s better for the planet!

    btw, don’t forget that you can go back to your room and check your laundry online with laundry web (student link/food & shelter/laundry rooms. it tells you when empty machines are available and when your laundry is done.

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