Question of the day

laundromatWhen was the last time you had to go to the laundromat?

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22 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Doraz says:

    Let’s see, that would be in 1984.
    After that I was lucky enough to get my first used washer and dryer. I had to keep them outside the duplex I was renting, but that was GREAT compared to having to take everything to the laundromat! I just hated that! Once I was there, it was fun because I talked to everyone, but otherwise…I hated it!

  2. Gary says:

    4 years ago was the last time I had to use a laundromat. Our washer broke and we bought a new one but they had to order it and we had to wait for it to come in.

  3. SKL says:

    Well, you always ask these innocuous questions and bring back all my colorful memories . . . .

    A couple of years ago, I was dating this really cheap guy – yeah, you’ve heard of him before, on your post about the worst birthday present ever.

    Well, he was making well into the 6 figures in salary, but he was the cheapest man I have ever seen. He would not buy a used chair from the Salvation Army, let alone a washing machine. (No, really, I am serious, this man had not one piece of furniture. I guess it made it easier to move every time he switched jobs and apartments, which he did rather frequently.)

    OK, so when I met him, he had a little laundromat in his basement, but he was too cheap to use it for day-to-day stuff. He would wash his underwear in the tub and hang it on all the doorknobs to dry. Yes, I dated a man with no furniture whose doorknobs were decorated with underwear.

    When he moved to a new apartment, he had to go offsite to the laundromat. He would wait for weeks (until I was there to help him lug the stuff around), then cram every item of clothing into one single load in order to save $1.25. As entertainment while waiting for the clothes to be done, he’d read a book that he had “borrowed” from a children’s book donation drive, while I’d read something I’d brought from home. Aah, memories!

  4. darryl says:

    I was at one in the last year, I had to wash my queen size down comforter, What a downer LOL.

  5. holeycheese says:

    Kind of never.. If my machine break we have it fixed.. and if it takes too long time I hand wash.. and if it’s too much to hand wash I have a lot of friends who live close who would offer me to use theirs.

  6. Tosha says:

    Lets see.. last week. Since the hurricane I have to go 2 times a week.. With 6 people thats not horrid but what is horrid is taking all 4 kids with me AND it costing me 25$ everytime we go. Thats 50$ a week just on laundry..

  7. Laura (LS) says:

    1999, when we lived in Tx. We lived in an apartment complex, and there was only one laundry facility for the entire complex, and the machines were often broken down. So I’d wait until we were turning our undies inside out to squeeze a second day out of them (old camping trick…) and shove the entire mess in the trunk of my car and head to the laundry with a new TRN (Trashy Romance Novel). I’d spend a couple hours sitting on the wash machine reading my book and doing laundry. It was fun, in it’s own way… but I’m sooo happy to have my own stuff now.

  8. nikki says:

    You’re so comical Darryl! I had to go about 3 or 4 years ago, our washer went out. I saw no need to waste money drying it all there since my dryer wasn’t broke. Wet clothes are very heavy!

  9. Joy says:

    Your a “punny” guy Darryl!!!

  10. Morocco says:

    I think it was about a year ago when I needed to wash a comforter.

  11. Joy says:

    I’m planning a post on this so I’ll keep this comment brief. I am “almost” done remodeling my bathroom/laundry room and I didn’t have a washer or dryer for two weeks so I had to go two weeks ago. The last time I went I could wash a load of clothes for .35, now it costs $200 for the little machine and $2.50 for the front loader. The dryer cost $1.25 for 8 minutes!!! I couldn’t believe it. I would hate to do that all the time. What a pain to haul it all there and worse, to bring it home and haul it all in again!!!!

  12. Just a Mom says:

    It has probably been 10 years since I have been to a laundry mat! My youngest daughter remembers having to go with me every week. We used to stop at Wendy’s and then eat in the laundry mat. I also used to give her rides in the laundry carts!

  13. Sue says:

    I went this past summer to do the comforters b/c they don’t fit in my washer. It wasn’t cheap to go and I had the kids which kind of freaked me out since there was a scary guy in there too. They wanted to run around the place (me and scary guy were the only ones there) and I said sit your butts in the chairs and don’t move!

  14. Tosha says:

    there is ALWAYS a scary guy there Sue..LOL ALWAYS!

  15. Joy says:

    Why is that Tosha and Sue?? I had a scary guy with me too!!! Just me and him! Lovely!!!!

  16. mssc54 says:

    The only time I go to the laundramat is to take our things for the drop off service.

    You can meet some of the most interesting people at the laundramat! 🙂

  17. kweenmama says:

    I had to go in 1997. We had moved and hadn’t yet gotten the washing machine and dryer set up. I haven’t had to go since then…no oversized comforters to wash here. I SHOULD probably take our sleeping bags in…just not in the mood to do it yet.

  18. SKL says:

    Do you think the scary guy might have been my ex?

  19. Joy says:

    SKL, that is to funny!!!!

  20. Amy Hunter says:

    I guess it was four or five years ago when my washing machine died. I take a ridiculously long time to make major purchasing decisions, so I think I spent three or four weeks going to laundromats while I researched washer and dryers.

  21. Mary says:

    The last time the cat barfed on our comforter – a few months ago. The comforter is down and huge and won’t fit in our home washer, so I have to take it to the laundromat and use one of the ginormous machines. It costs around $4. If only the cat wouldn’t barf on the bed.

  22. darryl says:

    I try to be somewhat funny. I crack myself up everytime I look in the mirror, Not at how I look but how funny I am deep inside.

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