If you’re looking for good ways to save time and make your day a bit less hectic, consider trying a wash and fold service. You should have no trouble finding a laundromat that provides this service at a reasonable rate close to either your home or place of business. You won’t believe how much time this one service can fee up, potentially saving you money as well. And if you have children, you need this for your own sanity.
Wash and fold is generally a professional service which, as mentioned above, is usually provided by a laundromat. The way it works is that you drop off your unsorted, soiled laundry, usually in laundry bags provided by the service. These bags have an identifier on them so that your laundry does not get misplaced.
As you can deduce from the name, your laundry is then sorted and washed, and folded neatly to be returned to you. Some establishments will also provide specialized care for items that require it, such as flat drying sweaters, and may also be able to press and hang your laundry on hangers if you request this. Many also offer other services, such as dry cleaning.
Having someone else sort, wash, and fold your laundry for you, along with any of the other services offered, can save you a lot of time, especially if you are using a laundromat already rather than washing at home. Either way, the time spent sorting, loading the washer, moving the clothes to the dryer, and folding when they are done, adds up very quickly. It’s not unusual for laundry to take an entire day to complete at home, and two or three hours is not uncommon for using a laundromat when they aren’t busy.
Putting this into another context, if you are a busy professional with a family, the time you save is worth a lot more than the money you’ll spend, since this can free up more time to spend with family, and your laundry gets done while you are doing other things. And, from a monetary perspective, if a wash and fold service saves you three hours, and costs you $30, you’re spending $10 per hour. If you value your time at more than that, this is actually saving you money.
However, the person this will benefit most is actually the stay at home mother who currently uses a laundromat. Bringing children to the laundromat can be extremely nerve wracking. If you compare the price of wash and fold to what you currently spend on laundry, you’ll probably find that the difference isn’t that great, and that it’s a worthwhile expense.
Nearly anyone can benefit from a wash and fold service. Whether you are looking for convenience, time savings, or a little peace of mind, you can find that through a professional laundry. And while you’re looking into it, don’t forget to find out if they offer pick-up and delivery service too.