Laundromat Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts for a Pleasant Laundry Experience | Melrose Park Laundromat

When it comes to using a laundromat, practicing good etiquette goes a long way in creating a positive and enjoyable environment for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned laundromat user or new to the experience, following some basic dos and don’ts will ensure a pleasant laundry day for all. In this blog post, we’ll explore some essential laundromat etiquette tips.


  1. Do respect the space: Treat the laundromat as a shared space. Be considerate of others by keeping noise levels to a minimum, avoiding excessive use of machines, and maintaining cleanliness in the area around you.
  2. Do follow machine guidelines: Familiarize yourself with the specific instructions for each machine and use them accordingly. Take note of any signs or labels indicating special requirements or restrictions.
  3. Do be mindful of time: Be conscious of the time you spend using machines. Avoid leaving your laundry unattended for an extended period, especially when the laundromat is busy. Promptly remove your clothes once they are done to allow others to use the machines.
  4. Do clean up after yourself: Keep the laundromat clean and tidy by disposing of lint, emptying dryer lint traps, and wiping down any spills or messes. Consider bringing your own supplies, such as a small broom or wipes, to ensure you can leave the area as you found it.
  5. Do practice healthy hygiene: Maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness while using the laundromat. Avoid using strong scents or perfumes that may cause discomfort to others. If you notice a spill or mess, report it to the staff for proper cleaning.


  1. Don’t overload machines: Respect the recommended load sizes for each machine. Overloading can result in poor cleaning or drying results and may cause damage to the machines.
  2. Don’t leave unattended items: Avoid leaving personal belongings unattended, especially in busy periods. This helps prevent confusion and ensures a safe and secure environment for everyone.
  3. Don’t monopolize machines: Be mindful of other customers who may be waiting to use a specific machine. Use only the machines necessary for your laundry and allow others to access the rest.
  4. Don’t use machines for non-laundry items: Avoid using machines for anything other than laundry. This includes washing large or bulky items that may not be suitable for the machines or using machines to clean items unrelated to laundry.
  5. Don’t engage in disruptive behavior: Keep noise levels down to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. Avoid loud conversations, playing music without headphones, or engaging in any disruptive activities that may disturb others.

By adhering to these dos and don’ts, you contribute to a pleasant and harmonious laundromat experience for yourself and fellow users in Melrose Park. Remember, a little consideration and respect go a long way in creating a positive and enjoyable laundry environment for all. Happy laundering!

Division Laundromat of Melrose Park
Phone: 708-209-9431
1620 Division St
Melrose Park, IL 60160