We've stayed at HoJo many times and usually in building 1. We stay for at least a week and I always do laundry mid-trip. The laundry room in the basement of building 1 seems as if it's in a dungeon... I'm not sure of a specific suggestion, but if there's anything that could be done to make that nicer, I would certainly appreciate it! I've always felt very safe at HoJo, but I have to admit that walking down that long hallway to the isolated laundry room was a bit creepy.
Note that it has been over a year since we were there, so it's possible that improvements have already been made (I think it was Nov. 06 for our last trip).