Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bitch Tip #3: Slash Your Laundry Budget

If you are living alone and has never been a fan of handwashing, you are most likely spending wads of cash to the laundry shop. THAT, or you’re simply extravagant and you want to have ridiculously sweet smelling clothes all the time. (SIGH. Such heaven.)

Laundry services costs start at P15 per kilo. A 2-person household with both people working can accumulate around 12 kilos of laundry a week, excluding bedsheets, pillowcases, curtains, etc. Imagine how much you can save if you did your own laundry!Plus there are laundry shops which charge extra for whites and "industrial" laundry. My advice is, you classify your laundry according to the complexity of it being handwashed. Jeans should be grouped together with heavy-material tops, bedsheets, pillowcases, etc. Send them to laundry. The lighter ones: the “pambahay” clothes, underwear, hankies and socks, handwash them using a good detergent, apply fabric softener if you want, and schedule washing with a buddy so you’d still have fun while you’re at it.

Before there was Tide Total Care and Downy, having the laundry-shop quality was difficult to do with bare hands. Today, mankind has gone a long way. So have fun washing!

Secret shame: I actually find handwashing fun. I get challenged with heavy materials and white bedsheets! Don't.tell.anyone! :)


Anonymous said...

okay, i won't. hehe
disadvantage din kung magpalaundry ka may chance na mawala ang stuff me.

bitchvarsity said...

@breathingfreak: that's true. which is why landing with a great laundry shop is also crucial for people like us, people who self-parent. hehe

pamela said...

im not sure im reading this right. you enjoy washing clothes?

iba ka karla! iba ka! whahah

Anonymous said...

Karla??? hahahaha love the blog!

sure2x let's exchange links...

will put yours after I'm done with my academic responsibilities ayt?

you can't post comments? tsk... y kaya? hmmm...