Say Goodbye to Laundry Room Woes

Flyby Blog and Sara Joe Wolansky

We’ve all been there. After carrying a hamper full of clothes all the way to the laundry room, you discover that all machines are full. What to do then? Loiter around until one of the machines finishes, or lug your clothes back at a later time—and possibly face the same situation again? Well, Quincy House administrators are in the process of implementing a system that may eliminate this dilemma forever.

Starting in early September (barring unforeseen issues), Quincy residents will be able to check the availability of laundry machines online through a web-based system called LaundryView. Technicians are currently installing the necessary hardware in Quincy laundry rooms, according to Quincy House Master Lee Gehrke, who has requested a demo as soon as everything is operational.

Additionally, the new system will automatically notify the company that manages Harvard’s laundry facilities when a machine breaks down, which will help ensure a speedy repair. Quincy will test the new system before it gets installed in other Houses.

According to Gehrke, “We're all about max throughput in Quincy laundry rooms!”

Photo by Sara Joe Wolansky/The Harvard Crimson.

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