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Laundry 101: A How To Guide. An Intelligent Approach to Laundry. Forget what you thought you knew about laundry…. Mac-Gray & St. Bonaventure. New Laundry Program Energy efficient washers and dryers Students First™ - machines don’t require coins or cards – they run for free! LaundryView®

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an intelligent approach to laundry
An Intelligent Approach to Laundry

Forget what you thought you knew about laundry…

mac gray st bonaventure
Mac-Gray & St. Bonaventure
  • New Laundry Program
  • Energy efficient washers and dryers
  • Students First™ - machines don’t require coins or cards – they run for free!
  • LaundryView®
  • Fun student activities and education
high efficiency washers

Maytag Washer

High-Efficiency Washers
  • 50% less water consumed
  • Less detergent required
  • Better cleaning results
  • Door lock feature
  • Extracts more moisture for faster drying
get ready to wash
Get Ready to Wash
  • Gather
    • Check tags for instructions
    • Check pockets!
    • Zip zippers, button buttons
  • Sort
    • Color (Whites, Darks)
    • Fabric Type (Delicates)
  • Choose Detergent
    • brand(Dropps, Tide, Cheer, etc.)
    • Bleach (Whites only)
    • Non-chlorine bleach (Colors)
energy saving dryers
EnergySaving Dryers
  • Easy controls
  • One load capacity
  • Re-start capability if door opens
washing instructions
Washing Instructions
  • Add detergent
    • Use only 2 Tbsp. ofdetergent
  • Load with 5” of space on top
  • Select cycle
    • Cold water cleans effectivelyand saves energy

After payment the door will lock until the end of the cycle.

drying instructions
Drying Instructions
  • 1 Washer load = 1 Dryer load
  • Clean lint screen for maximum air flow
  • Check clothing tags for instructions
  • Select desired temperature setting

Do not dry woolens, rubber or plastic.

Be careful! Hot setting may cause shrinkage.

Dryer will stop each time the door is opened during the cycle.

laundry room signage
Laundry Room Signage

Instructional  | LaundryView® | LaundryView® Text Alerts | Green Laundry Tips

For additional instruction, HTML emails and PDF flyers can easily be forwarded to students, posted in the laundry room or included in orientation packets to educate and promote usage. 

laundryview text alerts
LaundryView® Text Alerts
  • Request and receive text message notifications for cycle completion reminder
  • No personal information required
  • No pre-registration required


the campus clothes line
The Campus Clothes Line®
  • Everyone has laundry questions, and we have the answers!
  • Videos, web links and advice for EVERYTHING you need to know about laundry
  • Student Participation Announcements
    • Special contests such as our t-shirt design contest
    • Earth Day awareness events
  • Surveys that give students a voice
be clean
be clean.
  • Laundry Machine Anatomy
    • Interactive online guide 
    • Instructions & helpful tips
  • Stain Removal Guide
    • Best practices for pre-treatments and stains
  • Clothing Care Symbol Guide
    • Decodes the symbols on tags
    • Learn the language of laundry!
be green
be green.
  • Tips to help decrease your “laundry footprint”
  • Annual Earth Day Initiative
    • How do you celebrate the Earth?
    • Free awareness t-shirts every April, can you collect them all?
    • Help get your students involved!
be social
be social.
  • Upload your photos, videos, and stories
  • Check out our current photo gallery
  • Free prizes for participation!
    • Laundry Kits
    • T-shirts
    • Gift cards
  • Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
be sure
be sure.
  • Laundry Advice from a Pro
    • The Clothing Doctor, Steve Boorstein
    • Proper garment care tips
    • Stain removal advice
    • Ask him any questions you have!
    • Watch the video on the Campus Clothes Line!
be honest
be honest.
  • Student Satisfaction surveys
    • 2-3 minutes
    • What do you want most for your laundry program?
    • Prizes awarded for participation monthly
t shirt design contest
T-Shirt Design Contest
  • Fall 2010
    • Over 60 submissions
    • $500 prize for winner
    • On-campus event celebrating winner
  • Check out the Top 10 submissions on the Campus Clothes Line!
  • Stay tuned for our Fall 2011 Contest!
    • Will you or a student from your campus win this year??
annual earth day initiatives
Annual Earth Day Initiatives
  • Raise awareness and get educated
  • 2010 Campaign asked students to pledge to “Green Your Laundry Routine"
    • Students watched a short video outlining easy green tips
    • Pledge to “green routine”
    • T-shirt awarded in exchange for participation
connect with us
Connect with Us

Each month we choose one lucky person at random to win a $25 gift card – “Like” and “Follow” us to double your chances!

Mac-Gray Services



Connect with us to be sure you are among the first to know about our special contests and activities throughout the year.


Thank you for your time!

Have a Great Year!

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