Sorting Out College Life – A Guide to Laundry, Dry Cleaning & Alterations

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Laundry, Not as Bad as You Think!

When your student goes away to school, they may or may not have any idea on how to do their own laundry. No matter how many times you try to teach them, they somehow always end up waiting until they completely run out of clothes until they do their laundry! Despite this, there are plenty of ways to make the process go nice and smoothly at UMD.


UMD has several washers and dryers in their residence halls across campus. The machines they have are super easy to use and students are able to pay with their Terrapin Express on their UID or with quarters. It costs $1.50 to wash a load and $1.25 to dry a load of laundry. It takes less than 30 minutes to wash your clothes and about an hour for them to dry, depending on the temperature option you choose.

Dry Cleaner and Laundromats

  • Fresh Dry Cleaners- This eco-friendly dry cleaner is just down Baltimore Avenue. They offer dry cleaning, tailoring, and shoe-shining and repair.
  • Laundry World- is a laundromat that offers several services. They offer self-serve, wash, dry, and fold service, commercial, and hotel guests.  7125 Baltimore Avenue.
  • Zips Dry Cleaners- This dry cleaner is right across campus at 7215 Baltimore Avenue. They are open Monday-Saturday and do great work. They offer dry cleaning on all different kinds of items including clothing, ties, scarfs, comforters, and more. They also offer alterations, a very useful service for college students.

Laundry Services

  • Dorm Mom– Dorm Mom is a service that can be utilized by students in the College Park area. All students have to do is sign up online, schedule a time for them to pick up your laundry, and within 48 hours your clothes are returned clean and folded. This is super useful for students who do not have the time to do their own or just prefer to have it done by someone else.
  • Laundry Care- Another service that can be great for UMD students! It has the same process of signing up, scheduling a time for pickup, and then receive your clean and folded laundry the same day, next-day, or two days.

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2020-07-10T18:00:55-04:001 Comment

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  1. Laundromat Zone June 21, 2021 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Nice post

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