I never actually thought about how much doing simple chore cost my family. My latest English assignment has opened my eyes to this fact. Doing the laundry at home is a major investment! You spend, depending on the brand, about 30 dollars on laundry soap. Then you spend about 10 dollars on fabric softener. Finally, you spend about 15 dollars on bleach per bottle! In total you are spending 55 dollars just for your supplies, which could last a week or two months or even more depending on how often you do laundry. Then you have to pay the water bills from washer, and you have to pay more on your electric bill from the washer and dryer. Did I mention how much the washer and dryer cost? These range from hundreds to thousands of dollars each! If these break, then you have to pay for repairs! If you don’t want to have further problems with the washer and/or dryer then you might just want to replace them. This then adds hundreds or more on to your bill. Not only is this very expensive but it’s such a hassle! You have to sort your laundry, then you have to wait hours for it to be finished washing and drying, then you have to fold the laundry and put it away!
Going to the dry cleaners is so easier! Depending on the business you go to, you can get all of your laundry done for $2.50 per pound! If you have 30 pounds of clothes each month the total amount of money spent each year is 900 hundred dollars! This is far less than the cost of doing laundry at home. Not only do you not spend as much money, but you also don’t have to worry about adding money to your electric and water bills. This way is so much cheaper than doing your own laundry at home.
Next time you are about to buy a washer and dryer, instead, go to the dry-cleaners. Come back to Learning in Pajamas for more from me!