How much time do you spend doing laundry every month? You may not think much about it while you’re doing it; after all, when you’re home doing your family’s laundry, you’re not punching a time clock. However, you may be surprised at how much of your time is being used up by this chore. Find out how much time your family’s laundry is costing you and how you can save yourself that time by making a simple change.
How Much Time Is Spent on Laundry?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted the American Time Use Survey, and one of the things that they looked at was how much time Americans spent on their laundry. They found that the average American woman spends 17 minutes a day on laundry, compared to 5 minutes a day for men.
Over the course of a month, 17 minutes a day adds up to over 8 hours. That’s an entire workday lost to dirty socks and shirts, and it doesn’t even include the time that you have to spend on related tasks, like ironing or driving the dry clean only items across town to your dry cleaner.
What else could you be doing with that time?
How to Spend Less Time on Laundry and More on Life
There’s a surprisingly simple way to give yourself back the eight hours or more a month that you’re spending on your family’s laundry. Tide Cleaners offers a premium laundry service right in your residential building that can save you time on your dry cleaning, wash and fold service, and even on alterations.
If your building has Tide Cleaners lockers already installed, the way it works is simple. Download the Tide Cleaners app. Gather your items to be laundered into a Tide Cleaners bag. Choose a locker and lock the door with a 4-digit code of your choosing. Then use the app on your phone or mobile device to place your order with the locker number. Tide Cleaners will let you know when to come back and pick up your clean clothes. You can also check on your order any time that you want through the app.
By using Tide Cleaners, you save that time that you would have spent on laundry. You can also avoid driving long distances to a dry cleaning service or timing your errands around the hours that the dry cleaner is open. Tide Cleaners lockers are available 24/7 onsite in your own building, so you can drop off or pick up your clothes at whatever times are most convenient for you. It's easy to get started! Download the Tide Cleaners app and give it a spin today!