A dirty secret about laundry

So I’ve learned something. It’s actually cheaper and more convenient to pay someone else to do your laundry than it is to own a washer and dryer. It’s costing me a little over $10 a week to get my laundry done, whereas when I was in NY and doing my own, I was paying at least that much in electricity to power the washer and dryer. And as a huge positive, the laundry service is folding my clothes for me. I don’t think I could even get it done cheaper by going to the laundromat myself, even without factoring in what my time is worth to me.

0 thoughts on “A dirty secret about laundry

  1. Drew says:

    Keep a mental note of the things you are dropping off too. Do an inventory when you get it back. I came up short a couple of times when I used to deal with laundry this way.

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  2. dlh says:

    I will pass on laundry quintupling, thanks 🙂

    As to the mental notes on mislaid laundry – yeah, it occured to me, mostly I think of it as an opportunity to buy new stuff since I’m a slacker about buying new clothes, but if I lose something I really like I’m going to be pissed!

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