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Washer woman

When you live in an apartment and you don’t have a washer and dryer, you rely on the washer and dryer provided in the apartment building. That’s the best case scenario. Some people have to go to a laundromat, which I’d really be complaining about.

For me, the washer and dryer are located at the complete opposite end of my hallway. As if that’s not enough, some days, I use the units on all three floors to finish more quickly.

It costs $1 to wash a load and $1 to dry a load.

Tonight, I’m doing my bedding. My quite-expensive-but-I-got-it-on-sale Chaps brand Egyptian white cotton bedding. I want to keep this stuff looking nice. So I bought washing soda, which is pretty hard to find these days. I needed to let my laundry soak for a half-hour in the washing soda solution before washing.

It is so uncomfortable to sit in a tiny, hot laundry room, waiting for your laundry to soak. I brought my Vogue magazine which helped. But you just keep waiting for the door to open to a suprised/annoyed face. You can’t help but feel you need to hurry up, but the clock won’t tick any faster.

Which is why I only soaked my bedding for 15 minutes. I really hope this doesn’t mean it’ll start looking dingy soon.

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