Make sure you select the right temperature and cycle for your clothes.
You can use this table as a general guide, however don't forget to check the labels in your clothes for specific instructions.
As a general rule, hotter temperatures will remove ingrained dirt more easily, but they may also shrink some clothing!
You can now buy detergents that allow you to run your laundry on a lower temperature - this may be a good option to use as you will be saving energy. Switching from a 40 degree wash to a 30 degree wash uses around 40% less electricity!
|Whites||60 degree hot wash|
|Colours||40 degree warm wash|
|Bright colours||40 degree warm wash|
|Permanent Press||40 degree warm wash (to reduce ironing)|
|Delicates||30 degree cold wash (light spin)|
|Woollens||30 degree cold wash (light spin)|
You may want to treat any stains or spills before you put your clothes through a wash. Check out this guide for tips on how to remove stubborn stains.Find out more
If you're not sure how to wash a particular item of clothing, check the label and use this guide to decode the laundry symbols.Find out more
More information about the laundry facilities provided at every iQ Student Accommodation site, and how to use our washers and dryers.Find out more