Laundry on the road, laundry living in an Airstream. Seems like it would be a dreaded affair, especially after years accustomed to a big washer and dryer steps away in our house. I’ve found some unexpected perks to the good old laundry mat, like having loads upon loads of laundry and being able to knock out every single one of them in a quick 30 minute wash cycle. It seriously does spoil you. Mounds of laundry, washed, dried, folded and fluffed in an hour and a half, versus loads all day or all week.
The downside of course is loading it all up to go there, which you actually get used to knowing that it’ll all be done in a hot minute, but what really puts a bee in your bonnet is the cost. Depending on just how long you’ve waited to do laundry you’re looking at at least $10 (m.i.n.i.m.u.m) and easily could be $20 (or more) every time you walk in the door. It’s not hard to do the math and figure out that your own set (bought with serious comparison shopping) will be the much better deal.
Even still there are other perks to the laundr-o-mat, such as there’s never someone’s stuff left in the washer or dryer, never switched, left for you, next in line on laundry duty, to now do first before even starting on your own piles. You know that feeling when you open the washer, at the ready with an armful, and phoo, there’s a load in there, from last week. Which means.. it smells, needs rewashed, then switched to the dryer, which too has a load fuller than any you’ve ever seen needing unloaded and folded, and you haven’t even started yours. phoo, phoo, phoo! Never happens at the laundry mat. Always empty, always at the ready. And it gives you time to read, there’s a certain rhythm to the spinning and tumbling, you can drift away a bit. Just bring lots of quarters.
(all images via pinterest)