Laundromat vs. Home Laundry: Which Is More Frugal?

updated Jul 16, 2020
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Although most people loathe going to the laundromat, I often find comfort in doing all of my laundry at the same time. In and out in two hours and I don’t have to worry about things for a few more weeks. That said, I’ve often felt it’s more expensive to operate this way. The question is, is it really?

Over at The Simple Dollar they’ve broken down and averaged out your basic laundry costs including supplies and drive times. Many things have been taken into account and they’ve determined that the average load of laundry done at home will run you $.97 (excluding equipment costs) . Likewise, a load of laundry done at the laundromat will set you back $3.12.

Although this doesn’t include the price of the machines themselves you might be using at home, it’s not a horrible ballpark idea of what you’ll be looking at as far as costs. What do you think your average cost of laundry runs you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Read More: A Cost Comparison of Home Laundry and Laundromats at The Simple Dollar

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