The average cost per load at the laundromat is around $3-4. And the average cost per load at home is about $2-3 but this doesn’t add in the cost of buying and maintaining your washer and dryer. The cost today of a washer and dryer is about $1,200 to $1,400 or more. In this post, we will break down some of the cost considerations.
Should I Invest In A Washer And Dryer At Home?
If you decide to go to the laundromat, you don’t have to factor in having to own a washer and dryer. Is it worth the investment? To figure that out, we’ll do one more round of math. The cost of a washer and dryer is about $1,200 – costing about $3.88 per load at a number of 309 washer and dryer loads to recoup cost of machines. Now is it worth it? This will depend on how frequently you do your laundry and what your financial picture looks like.
What Is The Average Cost Of Doing Laundry At A Laundromat?
There’s a large range when it comes to laundromat prices depending on where you’re located and how much is included in each wash or dry cycle. Generally speaking, one load of laundry at a laundromat costs anywhere from $3.00 to $4.00. This usually includes a normal-sized load of dirty laundry, washed and dried, and ready to go. The bottom line is that if your household only does a few loads of laundry per week or you do not want to invest in home units, it makes more sense to visit a laundromat. If you are a large family and are always doing laundry, home units are likely the better option.
Are Laundromat Machines Better Than Home Machines?
Laundromat machines are much more efficient and industrial, allowing them to save a lot more water and electricity than at-home machines. The machines at laundromats are also usually larger than the ones that you would buy for home use. This will allow you to wash and dry bigger loads at one time, therefore saving you both time and money. Additionally, laundromat machines tend to be much faster than home machines. When comparing the two, instead of comparing the cost of one hour at the laundromat to one hour at home, it may be more appropriate to actually compare 40 minutes at the laundromat to one hour at home. The disadvantage again is the time factor – driving to and from the laundromat loading & unloading your clothes from the machines, and the time you’ll lose waiting for it to be done.
Think of doing your laundry at the laundromat and waiting for the clothes to wash and dry as a great time to relax, read a book, check your emails, plan next week’s family menus and so on. Use it as your personal time.
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About 24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat
24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self-serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.