Why is laundry such a big deal anyway??

We’re doing laundry. I realize that this sounds like a pointless and everyday thing to post about, but in our household laundry is a huge deal… We hate doing it. If the machines were actually in the apartment, I’m sure I would be more inclined to do laundry far more often then I do, but in reality the machines are outside the fre escape door and down in the basement. There are two washers and two dryers for the entire building. At any rate, we’re now doing all the whites (two loads) and when they’re done we hope to have enough change to do colours or blacks (also two loads each, so we may just do one of each or something.)

This is a big deal… you just have to trust me on this one.

@home just dumped me offline again. Stupid thing.


  • Anonymous

    October 16, 2000 at 8:55 am


    maybe I’m twisted, but I LOVE doing laundry – no matter how long of a hike it is! there’s nothing like the smell of warm clothes, and how warm your face gets whne you snuggle right in….. is this normal? I don’t even really care! 😉

    do you have to pay for your tedious chore?


    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 17, 2000 at 8:43 am

      Re: laundry

      I pay 1.25 per wash and 1.25 per dry, but the dryers NEVER dry stuff the first time around, so usually I have to pay an extra 1.25 to get stuff dry… that’s 3.75 a load, and we usually have 4-10 loads to do.

      It’s an expensive chore.

  • magicwoman

    October 16, 2000 at 11:55 am

    Laundry – ick

    I am with you JennyLee – I don’t like doing laundry -period. It is a trek down two flights of stairs, costs $1.00 for washer and dryer – so that is $2.00 per load. There are only two washers and two dryers in our building. Not nearly enough. And wouldn’t you know, some people actually leave their laundry down there in the dryers???? Why? Did they forget? Do they just not care? Beats me – I try to get out of there as quickly as possible. When we do laundry, it ends up being about 20 trips up and down those two flights of stairs. It is almost enough to make me want to walk four blocks down to a public laundry mat (not really) to do laundry where there are about 20 washers and 20 dryers. . .