Saturday, April 06, 2013

Laundry Day


Friends with Shana on Facebook know that our dryer died.  We are in the market for a new dryer (and washer – why not start fresh with two new appliances?).  The washer discussion on Facebook generated some strong feelings, with folks dividing into two camps:  front loader v top loader - like the Hatfields and McCoys.

In the meantime, I’m hanging at the local Laundromat.  It’s kind of fun, very efficient – you can wash and dry several loads at the same time in really big equipment – that’s new!  But it’s a different world, full of interesting people.  Earlier this week a strong smell – likely generated by one of my fellow patrons – scared me out.  Instead of sticking around to fold my dry laundry, I threw it in the laundry basket and high-tailed it home..

The Laundromat - Josies - is also conveniently located next to a donut shop – great for your weekend washing sustenance.

I haven't done the math, but am pondering this question:  Do you even need to own your own washer/dryer?  Obviously the convenience of in-home laundry can't be beat.  But it would be interesting to sit down and figure out the cost of wash/dry – how many loads, etc – water, electric – risk of hassle due to breaking and repairs for the own-your-own crowd.  Just a thought.


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