Doing Laundry on a Budget in Melbourne

The cost of living is affecting almost every part of the economy. From the grocery store to utilities it seems that everything is getting more expensive and everyone is looking for ways to save money. So we have put a small guild to help you do your laundry on a budget in Melbourne. Doesn’t matter if you’re a Melbourne native or just visiting this article is going to help you keep some extra money in your pocket to spend on something other than laundry.

Fill up your washing machine

One of the simplest ways to save money is to make sure you’re washing full loads every time.

Now, we’re not saying cram everything into the machine so that it will barely close, but there are ways you can fill the machine. We have a range of different-sized washing machines, so if you’re using multiple, why not try putting everything in one machine? This way you can reduce the number of times you run your washing machine.

Bring your own laundry detergent

Laundry detergent can be surprisingly expensive! Savvy shoppers can save a few extra dollars by buying in bulk or waiting for it to be on sale. Nina’s has a vending machine that stocks laundry detergent, but we don’t mind customers bringing their own. When it comes to value for money we suggest the Dirt Laundry Liquid concentrate. You get 30+ washes out of 1 packet that’s small and easy to carry (unlike those massive boxes of laundry powder. You can also avoid unnecessary products like fabric softener if you’re looking to do laundry on a budget.

Choose the best nearby Launderette

There are a couple of things to consider before heading to your local laundromat. The first is, does the laundromat meet your needs?

  • Does it have different sized washing machines and dryers?
  • Does it accept cash and card payments?
  • Does it have free WiFi?
  • Is the laundromat cleaned regularly?

How will this save you money? Well a less equipped laundromat might have cheaper rates, but it may also have poorly maintained equipment. A clean professional laundromat won’t have any issues with their equipment, and will likely be able to fix things or reimburse you right away in the unlikely case that something happens.

If you’re looking for somewhere to do your laundry in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs, don’t hesitate to visit Nina’s Launderette. We are the best laundromat in Northcote (we have over 100 5-star Google reviews!). Washes start from just $6 and have plenty of machines so that you don’t have to wait in a queue to do your laundry. We are open from 6:00 AM to Midnight every day of the week, making it easy to fit laundry into your schedule. We have ample space to fold and sort your clothes and heaps of parking right out the front of the store.

Our Northcote Laundromat is located at

267 St Georges Rd, Northcote