8 Simple Rules for Surviving the Laundromat

8 Simple Rules for Surviving the Laundromat
8 Simple Rules for Surviving the Laundromat

It's simple: Everybody loves the Laundromat. What's not to love about wasting precious time every week or two, scrounging around for the rare quarter, and questioning if your clothes are actually clean?  But in case you feel a bit uncomfortable about airing out your dirty laundry in front of a bunch of strangers, I've compiled a list of 8 Simple Rules for Surviving the Laundromat so you'll be a seasoned pro in no time.

1. Take #selfies while at the Laundromat and send them to your friends via SnapChat.

Laundromat Selfies
Laundromat Selfies

2. To maximize your people watching, change up your laundry schedule and try different days and times. On Sundays, guitar guy might be there, but on Wednesday evenings, you might get to watch the old guy wasting his quarters trying to win a stuffed animal in the claw machine.

3. Tweet about your exciting experiences at the Laundromat.

Laundromat Tweets
Laundromat Tweets

4. Bring something mindless, yet productive to do. Do you know how many Bell Ringers I was able to grade over the school year? Hollaaaa.

5. Check BEFORE you go to the Laundromat to see if you have enough cash. But better stick with $1, $5, or even $10. Somehow it feels wrong to carry around $20 worth of quarters.

onequartershort
onequartershort

 6. Leave your dignity and pride at the door. Everyone will see your underwear even if you stick it in the back of the dryer. It'll find its way to the glass, I assure you. Pretend that you don't notice.

 7. Check the washer before you put your detergent and clothes in it. You may never understand why someone chose to wash a cabbage patch doll, but the evidence is in the leftover yarn...

cabbagepatch
cabbagepatch

(Creepy, no?)

 8. Don't be lazy. Fold that sh*t.