It’s like buying in bulk. It’s cheaper, in the long run, to buy a 50lb sack of flour,in the long run, than it is to buy a 5lb sack of flour.
Going to the laundromat is no different. In the long run, a washer and dryer pays for itself, especially if you have a large family. Besides the costs of the washer dryer (3 times a week!), there’s the cost of gas, and the time it takes to get there and back. Time that could otherwise be spent doing other things.
So we got a washer and dryer. I made sure that they both can handle blankets. I didn’t want to have to go to laundromat for those either, especially after the experience with the stomach illness that went around last winter. I think I was in the laundromat more than I was home.
So now we have a new washer and dryer. In the image above, Ethan is trying to watch the clothes through the dark, semi-transparent glass.
Hopefully, the washer and dryer (and now some storage with the shed built), we will be able to save money in the long run.