Laundry love is du jour. The humdrum chore has been rejiggered into an opportunity.
The Tenth Street Laundromat in Philadelphia offers wash and fold service, wi-fi, and an event calendar including live music and art openings, entertaining patrons and offering a chance to meet and mingle.
No need for a soapbox to broadcast personal taste and style in the laundromat. Everything is exposed in your initial meeting:
- Blue collar, soft collar or white collar?
- Organic, name brand or bargain detergent?
- Yoga pants, sweat pants, funky underpants?
For those who prefer not to air their dirty laundry in public, the shift towards beautifying the underbelly of the home is reflected in sexy washer/dryers and rooms to match.
Interior designer, Rachel Halvorson, provides a treasury of laundry room ideas in her blog Nest Egg. Even LG appliance manufacturer is advertising “what’s new in laundry rooms,” promoting ways to enhance the washroom environment and experience.
Happy endings can start in the laundromat because laundromats aren’t just for laundry anymore. Think of them as a hub for love and relationships, offering a potential “I love you often” moment at home or out on the town.
Julie and Jennie ♥