Have you ever had to go to a laundromat? My husband and I had to do that when we were first married. We both could not stand the way our clothes would come out smelling like other people. I do not think that is my imagination. We all have our own BO for good or bad! I like the smell of my husband’s shirts so much that I wear one to bed when he is working third shift. When our washer stopped working we called a company that does appliance repair in Sacramento to fix it ASAP. We did not want to have to ever go back to a laundromat.
I know that some folks rely on them. We used to also. We could not afford a washer and dryer when we were first married. We did not have any hookups for them in our tiny apartment anyway. Now that we have our own home and have been married for years, we had all the conveniences. Yes, we may have taken them a little for granted. That is, until our washer broke. His work clothes get filthy, and our heavy duty washer and dryer gets a workout with that and comforters and linens for us and the kids.
The washer had a broken water pump. It was a lot less expensive to fix than I thought it would be. I was happy they got it fixed quick too. I was dreading having to maybe go and use a laundromat. Back when we had to it was one thing, but now that we do not have to I definitely do not want to. I might be more sensitive to smells than most people. My cousin gave me a blouse, and it always smelled funny to me. Not bad, just funny. It was suggested that I was picking up her scent leftover in the clothes. I think that is true. I catch hints of the expensive perfume she uses every time I put that blouse on even though it has been laundered 20 times!