We offer laundry facilities for all students staying with us, and in most of the laundry rooms detergent is included. For environmental and health reasons, the laundry rooms are fabric conditioner-free.
You can book a laundry time on the website from the contract day. If you move in earlier you can always use your key tag to book a laundry time on the booking board near your laundry room. Laundry booking rules for each laundry room can be found here.
If you temporarily have two contracts, you can book a laundry time on the website and booking board with the terminated contract. With you new contract you can only book on the booking board until your old contract expires. Remember to use the correct key tag to activate your booking.
Detergent is included
Most of our laundry rooms have washing machines with automatic laundry detergent dosing, which means that AF Bostäder provides the laundry detergent. So, you don’t have to buy your own! The detergent is the best from an environment, health and quality perspective.
On the washing machine you choose if it is a colour or white wash. The right dosage of laundry detergent is added automatically. This means that there is no risk of exceeding the right dose, which is good for the washing machine and the environment. The washing results are better and the laundry rooms are kept clean and tidy.
Wash with your own detergent
In some of our smaller laundry rooms, you have to bring your own laundry detergent.
- Magistratsvägen 55 D, E and 57
- Kämnärsvägen 57-69 (odd numbers) and 71
- Use eco-labelled detergent
- For environmental and health reasons, fabric conditioner is not to be used in the laundry room
- Dose detergent for soft water - follow the instructions on your detergent packaging
Wash without detergent
In the laundry rooms at Ällingavägen 14 and 16 (Vildanden), washing requires nothing but water. It may sound strange, but it’s true. And it works! Ordinary tap water is converted in the laundry rooms into special ultra-clean water that provides a clean (yes, the cleaning effect is tested and proven) and allergy-friendly washing process. It’s called deionized water and it makes the washing clean and soft, without using any laundry detergent or fabric conditioner. Since the water does not heat up, the washing time is shortened. A wash only takes about 15-20 minutes. Also, the textiles dry quicker because less water is bound to the clothes, resulting in less energy consumption. The laundry gets just as clean, we save energy and there will be zero emissions in lakes and seas!
When you take the wet washing out of the machine, it might smell like wet fabric. But, when the washing has dried it smells fresh again.
Would you like to know more? The supplier, Swatab, has an FAQ at swatab.com/faq/.
- Pre-treat heavy stains with bile soap, vinegar or some other type of stain-removing agent that is allergy and eco-friendly
- If the item of clothing is not dirty, it may be sufficient to air it
- Wash full loads in the machine. Avoid washing single items of clothing
- Wash at a lower temperature to save energy
- Air dry your laundry, if possible
Washing time varies
Today’s modern washing machines estimate an average time for the three latest similar washes, which means that wash times may differ from one time to another. The factors affecting the wash time include how cold the water is when it enters the machine – the colder it is, the longer it takes for the water to heat up to the selected temperature.