If you like clean clothes you’re going to need to do laundry because that hoodie won’t wash itself. Begin with the basics – use the college checklist to get laundry essentials such as laundry detergent, bleach, odor eliminator, stain remover, detergent pods, fabric softener and dryer sheets. Specialty laundry accessories and garment care solutions including mesh wash bags, lint rollers, laundry folders and bra protectors help to prolong clothing life; laundry supplies such as unshrinking solution and stain eraser pens can correct laundry mishaps in a hurry. Get high marks in college laundry when you keep it simple: separate colors from whites and do individual loads of wash; segregate delicates and use mesh laundry bags for added protection in a separate load; avoid overloading the washing machine, even if means doing additional loads of laundry. Use cold water for colors and delicates; read laundry labels to determine which garments are dryer safe.