The rise of fast-casual restaurants and the buy local mentality in urban areas has led to some interesting trends in other industries — and laundry is no exception.
A noteworthy change in recent years is the rise of laundromats that seek to mimic the mobile lifestyle we now live — but they can also potentially charge more in certain areas.
So in this post, we want to explore the difference in cheap laundromats and newer, more expensive ones to see if there’s a noticeable difference.
Either One Will Clean Your Clothes
This is pretty self explanatory.
Cheap or not, any laundromat worth its salt will provide you with the basic service of clean clothes. You may not be comfortable while you wait, and you may have to trudge home with a bag of hot clothes with no room to fold them, but you’ll have clean clothes.
But there are some differences to know about that may lead to higher prices,
Pricier laundromats are usually due to two elements: the machines in use, and the location of the laundromat.
Businesses in urban areas often pay more for their rent/mortgage, and need to up the price.
And if machines are newer and more efficient, you may see slightly lower prices than older machines (since businesses have less utilities and can be more competitive.
Of course, there’s way more to it than that, but we’d be here for a while if we tried to share all the in’s and out’s of laundromat costs.
So which is better?
In our opinion, the laundromat that fits your life is always going to be the better choice — hence why Clean Rite tries to strategically put ourselves in strategic locations and offer competitive pricing. But sometimes a different business is closer, or fits better with your errands, and that’s okay. Either will clean your clothes, and that’s 100% what this is all about anyways!