Just up the street from our home is a dry cleaning store. They have a sign in their window for "Fold 'N Go" laundry services at 69 cents per pound. This always makes me think of rich people who live in New York City. It seems as though those are the only people who would pay to have all of their laundry done for them in this manner. It intrigues me and every time I see the sign I make a mental note to weigh my laundry basket next time it is full. I finally remembered. My laundry, basket included, weighed 22 pounds. So it would cost me $15.18 to have it washed, dried and folded. At times, that would almost be worth it. Except that it wasn't even a very full basket of laundry, it's been much worse. And I can only imagine how much my basket of laundry weighed in college... when I only did laundry because I'd run out of clean underwear. My best friend/roommate would resort to bathing suits to hold off the laundry washing a couple more days, I think I even bought more underwear once. I lived half a block from the Wash Hut in Provo, but would drive my laundry basket over due to the largeness and heaviness of it. There was no way I could walk down the street carrying it. Especially due the the fullness of the basket and the high likelihood that underwear would fall out on the sidewalk somewhere between my house and the laundromat. Would you EVER consider paying to have your laundry done for you? Rich or not so rich?
An avid reader, sometimes writer, wife, mom, homeschooler, baker of yummy treats. I grew up in California, jumped around the United States (Kansas, Virginia, Ohio) and somehow ended up in Beijing China.