We recently remodeled The Laundry Basket to make it Fort Collins’ most comfortable and fastest laundry, and hope you enjoy it here. We also hope you don’t interfere with others’ wash day. Ensure you’re not the patron other people complain about by following our laundry etiquette tips.

First thing’s first: Anything that’s considered rude in most situations is almost certainly rude at the laundry. We don’t need to remind you about the necessity of supervising your kids or drop reminders that talking loudly on a cell phone in a crowded room won’t win you a popularity contest. In addition to general polite-society guidelines, you’ll also want to be aware of more obscure laundry etiquette guidelines.

  • Sort Your Laundry at Home: Not only will you be able to spread out and sort better, you won’t be crowding other patrons or tying up several machines as you sift through several bags of clothes.
  • Don’t Leave Clothes Unattended: During busy times, nobody wants to wait for a machine. If you must run errands while your wash in in, make sure you’re back to the laundry in time to remove them from the machine in a timely manner.
  • Don’t Dump Others’ Clothes on the Floor: Try as we might, there will be patrons who leave their clothes in machines long, long after the cycle is over. Try to cut them a break, and give them at least five minutes to retrieve their wash. If it’s sitting in a machine longer, please notify an attendant for assistance.
  • Don’t Eat at Folding Tables: Nothing’s worse than placing freshly laundered clothes into a pile of crumbs or a puddle of grease. Folding tables are for folding clothes only. When it’s time to snack, take a seat at one of the tables in the lounge.

We want everyone’s laundry experience to be as positive as possible, so The Laundry Basket is staffed all hours it’s opened. Need help? We’re always here to lend a hand.