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.