It’s been a number of years since I’ve spent time in the DIY laundromat to do this household chore. Our Bosch has decided to do it’s own thing so I Google-mapped the nearest laundromat. It was just a short bus ride away, so I threw the sweaty mound clothes in the Ikea bag and off I went to the DIY.
If you’ve never had the privilege of participating in this life-lessons event, try it out some time. Maybe try it in your hometown, and then in some places you travel to.
Pourquoi, you ask?
I say, pourquoi not?
There are a number of things I thought about during this an hour and a half excursion:
There is comfort in washing clothes; in the smell of the laundry detergent that fills the air in every laundromat.
You learn to read and follow instructions. Hopefully it’s before you go buy the potentially unneeded detergent.
The signs that are so easy to follow that almost anyone could clean their clothes independently.
You will learn that the dryer “averagely takes about 30 minutes to dry” (I do love finding those intricate English misnomers).
You will use some time management skills and see how much you can actually do in that 30 minutes while the dryer is averagely drying your clothes.
The laudromat is a wonderful place to observe others, and reflect on life.
I value these mini-life lessons. They are in everything we do. We just tend to overlook them.