Do You Remember Launderettes?

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Veteran Member
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    I worked at one when in High School. I made one dollar per hour separating white things from colored.

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    Of course, I do and still use them once a year for stuff that is too large for a normal washing machine. They have 10 kg machines.
    I wouldn't want anyone to separate my things, though. It's all self-service. Found out there are not enough launderettes.
     
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    Launderettes are still a good idea...I used 'em before I had a home with laundry facilities.

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    We have them all over town: Self-serve, and wash and fold, by the pound. Where do you live where launderettes are a relic of the past?
     
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    In the 40's & 50's there were many Launderettes that were not self serve. You paid so much a load for washing & drying that some one else (ME) did.
     
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    Sometime these modern day laundromats can be located in the bad areas of a town, with undesirable people at them doing laundry. However, there are some laundromats that are very nice, clean and located in much better parts of a town/city.

    We have a washer/dryer in our current apartment and have had a set in two previous apartments. The apt. complex that didn't have a set in the apartment, there was a laundromat in the complex that we used. We get up at 6AM on Saturday, and go to it...….rain or snow.
     
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    Our second floor Laundry Room has three big washing machines and three big dryers for use by residents.
     
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    As I wrote, previously, we have "Self-serve, and wash and fold, by the pound...."
     
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    I've used the launderette when our washing machine was in trouble or when the septic system was giving us trouble.
     
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    We're down to one now, but we had two of them in Millinocket. Actually, they were called Laundromats, but I think that's the same thing, isn't it? If the difference is that one is coin-operated and the other has someone doing it for you, there's one in Bangor that has both. You can leave it to be washed or dry-cleaned, or you can use the coin-operated machines. I think it's called a Laundromat too, though.
     
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