Posted on December 5, 2018 by Linda Hartman

How Much Time do People Spend Doing Laundry?

Adults have a lot of responsibilities. Most work full time, have families to care for and have to take care of various tasks around the house. These tasks can include cooking, cleaning and another chore that many people hate doing: laundry. Laundry might be important to do every week — sometimes even daily — but laundry can also take up a lot of time. How much time, do you ask?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women spend an average of 17 minutes per day on laundry, which adds up to almost two hours per week; men spend about five minutes on laundry every day and 35 minutes total every week [1]. Altogether, this means that women spend over 100 hours doing laundry every year, and men spend 30 hours per year. Does that sound like a good use of your valuable time?

Besides spending an awful amount of time on laundry, it’s easy to also spend a lot of money doing your own laundry at home. In an average American household, 50 pounds of laundry are cleaned every week, which translates to 2,600 pounds per year [2]. Procter & Gamble equate that to anywhere from around 300 to 400 loads of laundry [2]. Depending on the cost of the detergent, water, and electricity, in-home laundry can get expensive.

Dependable Cleaners infographic about how much time people spend on laundry every year.

Rather than spending so much time and money doing your own laundry, we suggest another option: Bringing all your laundry into Dependable Cleaners! Here’s why:

First of all, our professional laundry services ensure your clothing is clean, while also being rid of stains and smells. At Dependable Cleaners, we offer guaranteed quality. We’ll take extra care of your garments, whether they’re your kids’ pajamas or an expensive silk blouse.

We offer dry cleaning, which is best for clothing items made of delicate materials that shouldn’t be exposed to water, such as silk, velvet and wool. We also offer wet cleaning, which helps freshen and de-stain. Our shirt laundry service ensures your dress shirts are clean, pressed and ready for your next meeting. Besides dry cleaning options, we also wash and fold everyday laundry items, sheets, towels, t-shirts, etc.

Next, we make cleaning your laundry convenient, and we offer many options for getting your laundry to us. You can either drop off your laundry at one of our 21 locations or at a Dependable Cleaners kiosk. If you aren’t able to drop off your laundry, we also offer free laundry pickup and delivery.

And finally, by trusting us with your loads of laundry, we’ll be giving you minutes and hours back every day and week so you can focus on doing the things you love — like spending time with your loved ones or taking up a new hobby.

What will you be able to accomplish with an extra 30 minutes or two hours this week? Give us a try! Find a Dependable Cleaners location near you.

References

[1] https://www.bls.gov/TUS/CHARTS/HOUSEHOLD.HTM

[2] https://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/energyefficient_laundering.aspx

[3] https://www.charlottefive.com/much-really-costs-laundry-partner/

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