From the time I went off to college until I bought my house some 14 years later, I was a user of laundromats. No just tossing a load in the washer while I did something else, a convenience I now enjoy. However, for efficiency of time, the laundromat was great. I’d go in at 6 am when it opened, quarters at the ready, and little more than an hour later, pretty much everything I owned was clean, dry and folded. One hour every two or three weeks, not bad. During my years as a medical resident, I invested in extra socks and underwear and I could hit the laundromat once a month. In those days, extra time was for sleeping, not laundry.
Like most things in life, there are pros and cons. In my house, the laundry/utility room is now out of the basement, on the main floor. It is easy to access, there’s a counter for sorting, folding and (very rarely) ironing. I can do laundry whenever I choose. No need to hunt for quarters or leave the house; no worry about timing or crowds. Visits to the laundromat are now rare, usually if washing items like rugs and comforter that require a heavy duty machine, or when traveling.
For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Laundry.