How to do Laundry in College
Do you remember what it was like when you first started doing your own laundry? Although I’d helped my mom when I was in high school, I didn’t become completely responsible for mine until I went away to college. At the very least, it was time consuming and often interrupted my study time. At other times, it was downright horrifying. I spent way too much time reading the laundry instructions on clothes tags when I could have been reviewing Physics notes. I also spent a lot of time on the phone with my mother as I tried to master the arts of clothes sorting and stain removal, instead of bonding with my new friends or exploring the world around me. My mother has often said that she would have paid for my laundry to be done, had it been an option when I was in college. With that being said, the holidays are just around the corner. Here are a few good reasons why you should give the gift of laundry service to your college student this year.
1.) It Saves Time
If you think doing laundry at home is a chore, think about what it would be like if you didn’t have a washer and dryer in your house. Students spend a lot of time packing laundry supplies and lugging their clothes to the laundromat, only to find that all of the washers and dryers are in use when they get there. Once a couple of machines become free, they have to wait for the laundry to be washed and dried before folding it and hulling it, along with the laundry supplies, back to their dorms or apartments. When they return, the clean clothes need to be put away immediately, because small living quarters and roommates are not conducive to allowing this particular chore to be delayed. Allowing our laundry service to take care of your student’s clothes will eliminate the hassles and enable him or her to focus on more important things, like studying. We will pick up the dirty laundry and return it clean and folded within 48 hours.
I’m going to be very blunt about this. I simply would not want my college student to spend time in a laundromat. Those that are on campus are often located in basements or are away from the general population. Off-campus laundromats tend to be frequented by people whom I would prefer to never lay eyes on my child. Moreover, college students are very much into doing what they want, when they want, just because they can. As a mother, it worries me to think that my son or daughter might choose to do laundry at 1am because they’ve had one too many Red Bulls. Moreover, I don’t like the idea of them putting their clothes in a washer or dryer and then leaving to do other things. I knew of more than one person who had clothes mysteriously disappear by doing that when we were in college. Their parents could have paid for six months of laundry service with what they spent on replacing wardrobes. I would rather eliminate these possibilities by paying for a laundry service and be done with it.
3.) A Mother’s Touch & Experience
As moms, one of the ways we nurture and care for our families is by doing their laundry. Laundry Service is owned and operated by experienced mothers who’ve developed professional techniques to remove stains and clean your student’s clothes. We’ll treat the clothes as if they belong to our own children and will return them to yours fresh, folded and ready to wear.
4.) It’s Affordable
For about the cost of a bottle of Tide, you can get one full size bag of laundry cleaned every week. It’s quite a bargain, when you consider that it includes pick up, folding and delivery, not to mention all of the other perks listed above. Gone will be the days of sending care packages that include rolls of quarters, detergent and fabric softener.
As the holidays approach, students are finishing their first semesters of the school year. They’ve had a little time to gain the experience and sense of responsibility of doing their own laundry, and most of them will happily relinquish the chore if someone else is willing to do it. Why not give them an unexpected gift of Laundry Care for the rest of the school year? It’s one that they’re sure to appreciate.