This is how much time it takes to do laundry here in the US. It takes the washing machine 25 minutes to clean each load and then 45 minutes for the dryer to complete the task. I hate doing laundry so much I do it once a month or until the last surviving clean underwear. I sometimes buy new boxers just to buy extra couple of days without having to do my laundry.
One good thing for not having a washer and dryer in the apartment (not that I can if I want to) is that using the complex’s laundry room allows me to use four to five washers at the same time. Otherwise, using a single machine will waste the whole day for me.
Nevertheless, the agony I am referring to is not the time it takes to do laundry or the time I spend searching every pocket and corner of the apartment and my car for quarters, rather it is the time it takes to fold the clothes. Between hanging, folding and organizing it is a task that I really hate. Not to mention the dilemma of trying to match pair of socks among the huge pile of clothes, and of course the usual mystery of ending with an odd socks. It is a problem so common they have a scientific name for it called combinatorics or the math of arrangement. Makes you wonder when someone genius will invent disposable clothes to solve all humankind problems.
note to self: start collecting quarters for the next laundry day.