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Laundry day is often full of decisions: what detergent should I use? What cycle should I select? Should I separate all my colors or is it okay for some to go into the wash together?

One question you don’t have to wonder about anymore though is whether you should turn your clothes inside out before washing them. While it might be a pain to turn everything inside out before washing and then right side out again while folding, experts say that you should absolutely turn your clothing inside out for washing.

Check out the reasons below that inside out is far better than right side out when it comes to how your clothes enter the washing machine.

1. It prevents damage to the outside of your clothing

While the washing machine is great for removing stains and getting clothes looking and smelling fresh, clothing items can take quite a beating while they’re actually in the machine.

Protect your items from fading and other damage by making sure that it’s the inside of your clothing, which no one will ever see, that takes the beating rather than the outside. 

2. It increases contact between the detergent and the dirtiest parts of your garment

While we sometimes use the washing machine to get out tough exterior stains like coffee, grass or ketchup, most of the time we’re aiming to freshen our items up from the kind of dirty clothing gets just by being worn by a person.

During a typical day of wear, clothing comes into contact with our bodies as they move and sweat, leaving them in dire need of washing. By turning your items inside out in the washing machine you can ensure that these sweat stains are coming in as close a contact with the detergent as possible. 

3. It prevents lint and pilling from occurring on the outside of your clothing

Lint and pilling is a fact of life that occurs when clothing fibers fray or break. While washing your items inside out won’t prevent this fraying or breaking from happening, it will make sure that it only happens on the inside of your items, keeping the outside looking fresh and new for longer. 

4. It protects decorative elements of your clothing from damage

If you’re a fan of sparkles and rhinestones, you’ll definitely want to turn your items inside out while washing. While most decorative items are attached pretty well upon purchase, they often become loose or damaged over time.

Keeping your clothing inside out while in the washing machine can help elongate the life of the sparkles you love so much!


While turning your clothing inside out before washing and then right side out before folding can feel like an extra step in an already arduous process, doing so will protect your items, help them get as clean as possible and ensure that you leave the house looking fresh and fashionable everyday!

If you don’t want to worry about any of this, let 2ULaundry take care of your wash and fold needs!

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  • How do the bags work?

    We use colored bags to differentiate services and make it easy for you to let us know what services you need. Set the bags out separately on your scheduled pickup day, and make sure they’re fully closed for transit to our facility. Please note that any overflow will be transferred into another 2ULaundry bag at the time of pickup and billed separately.

  • Can I request additional bags?

    Yes, to ensure your cleaning preferences are met, please place items in the correct bag for that service.

    If you do not have the correct bags or enough bags for your upcoming pickup, please contact Customer Care or request the additional bag through your Online Account. We’ll deliver one to your location free of charge. If we’re unable to deliver an additional bag in advance of your pickup, simply leave the items in a personal bag labeled with your name and the requested service(s).

  • How do I schedule a pickup?

    Your first pickup will be scheduled during the signup process.

    The easiest way to schedule additional pickups and modify an existing pickup schedule is through our mobile app, which you can download here.

    Not quite sure about the app? You can also schedule your next pickup by texting “PICKUP” to 588-15. We will send you a personalized scheduling calendar to easily schedule a pickup without logging in to your Account.

    For additional scheduling options, you can always contact Customer Care with your preferred date or schedule pickups through your Account online at www.2ULaundry.com.

    A few things to note: When using the App or Online Account, pickup requests, cleaning notes, and location updates, must be made by midnight the night before pickup. Our Customer Care Team can accommodate same-day requests up until 7am the morning of the requested pickup.

    Customers have the option to schedule one-time pickups on an as-needed basis or recurring weekly schedules for more consistent service. You will always receive a reminder text the night before your pickup, giving you the option to cancel or reschedule your pickup if needed. Please make sure the primary phone number on your account receives texts!

  • Do I need to sort the clothes or do any prep work in advance?

    We want to make the cleaning process as easy and convenient as possible, so there’s no need to sort your clothes in advance.

    While we sort and check all garments for stains upon arrival at our facility, please notify us to stains and repair requests in advance so we can take the best possible care of your items. There are a couple of ways to do this:

    Mobile app/Online account: When scheduling a pickup from the Home Page, use the Wash, Dry, Fold & Hang Dry Notes and Dry Cleaning Notes to add any special cleaning notes for your next pickup.

    Email/Text: Send specific stain-removal or repair requests to Customer Care. Include a picture of the stain or repair area and/or a description of the garment and the location of the problem area

  • Who cleans the clothes?

    We want to make the cleaning process as easy and convenient as possible, so there’s no need to sort your clothes in advance.

    While we sort and check all garments for stains upon arrival at our facility, please notify us to stains and repair requests in advance so we can take the best possible care of your items. There are a couple of ways to do this:

    Mobile app/Online account: When scheduling a pickup from the Home Page, use the Wash, Dry, Fold & Hang Dry Notes and Dry Cleaning Notes to add any special cleaning notes for your next pickup.

    Email/Text: Send specific stain-removal or repair requests to Customer Care. Include a picture of the stain or repair area and/or a description of the garment and the location of the problem area

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We will do everything we can to return your clothes to you in great shape. In the rare instance that an item goes missing or is damaged during the cleaning process, we’ll reimburse you up to the full value of the item with a $1,000 maximum per order.