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So by now Fresher’s week (month!) has settled down and you’re most likely well and truly getting into your lectures. Student life has probably been all fun and games up until this point, but by November, it’s probably time to start thinking about the practical stuff as well!

For those of you who’ve already done some washing without your parents there to help, I have total respect for you! For those that haven’t – come on, it’s probably time to get a move on. (There’s only so much that you can choose to buy clean Primark socks before you just have to clean the ones you already have instead!)

By the time I went to University, I was ‘good’ at doing laundry, if that’s a thing? However, that was because I’d had practice at home – and that didn’t come naturally. In fact, I distinctly remember the first time my mum left me for the weekend. I was at a loss, so I had to Google how to use the washing machine. Everything I know came from a little old lady telling me what to put where! So if you’re confused, I understand completely.

At Liberty Living, thankfully it’s super easy to get your washing done. All of the residences use machines operated by Circuit Laundry, a huge company with tons of experience in all this laundry kind of stuff! They’re all on-site, so you don’t need to wrap up warm in the middle of winter and find some dodgy launderette. You can hang out with your mates at the residence whilst you wait and make the most of the facilities, so there’s no hassle at all!

Instead of having to root for change, you just top-up the amount you want to spend for a wash and dry onto a special card, and hey presto – it’s as easy as that! Obviously, they know that as students, you’re likely to have a student budget, so it’s pretty cheap as well. The best part is that you can top-up using PayPal from the comfort of your room, or you can top-up with cash in the laundry room too.

TL;DR? Here’s the lowdown:

  • Purchase a one off special card for the on-site washing machines ran by Circuit Laundry.
  • Top-up some credit to get you started.
  • Buy some laundry powder (and fabric conditioner if you wish) of your choice.
  • Use the top-up card to wash & dry your clothes.
  • Done. Yay!

Here's a handy video guide from Circuit Laundry if you're still unsure!

Liberty Living provides student accommodation in 17 university cities across the UK, including student accommodation in Birmingham, student accommodation in Liverpool, student accommodation in London plus many more.

Posted on 11th November 2015 by Claire Louise Sheridan.

Claire Louise Sheridan lives and works in Peterborough. She recently graduated with a degree in English and Communication Studies from the University of Liverpool.

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