Look. Even we can agree that laundry is the absolute worst. The bane of every renter’s, homeowner’s, partner’s, and parent’s existence. It’s the one day (or maybe two, if you have a larger household) when your entire world stops so that you can wash, dry, and fold your clothes. Some laundry masochists even iron. Iron!
But what if we told you there was a way to laundry-proof your life?
That’s what we did. We laundry-proofed our lives, and it was the best decision we ever made. No more laundry days for us! That means more time for things we actually enjoy, like binge-watching our favorite shows, going for long walks, and spending time with our families.
Of course, you want to know how we did it. And we’re positively giddy to spread the word! We are tireless evangelists for laundry-free living, and there’s nothing we love more than helping others achieve the same level of laundry zen we have.
More seats filled at happy hour! Fewer laundry mountains in our homes! It’s a laundry-free utopia!
In this article, we’ll show you the way. So sit back, relax, and let us show you how to achieve true laundry freedom.
Why Laundry-Proofing Your Life is the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make
Before we get to that, however, let’s talk about the myriad ways laundry sucks. Knowing what you stand to gain by laundry-proofing your life will make the transition that much easier.
Laundry is a time suck
However much time you spend on laundry each week, one thing is for sure: it’s too much! That’s time you could spend with your partner, your kids, your friends, or even just doing something for yourself. But instead, you’re stuck at home, toiling away in a hot laundry room. Noooo thank you!
Laundry is expensive
The cost of laundry, whether you’re doing it at home or a laundromat, can really add up. Trade-offs like forgoing new clothes to pay your laundry bill are all too common.
Laundry is hard work
Carrying laundry baskets up and down stairs is no joke. If your washing machine is tiny, you might even have to wash your clothes in batches, which can take all day. And then there’s the folding! Let’s not even get started on the folding!
Laundry is never-ending
It’s maddening! Sisyphus had it easy compared to laundry-doers—at least he had a rock to roll. We just have soft, stinky laundry no one would play fetch with, not even the very best dog.
How We Escaped the Laundry Prison
You might think we’ve never done laundry in our lives. That we’re one of those mythical creatures with lots of free time to do the things we actually want to do.
Alas, we too were once laundry prisoners. We toiled away in laundry rooms, dragging heavy baskets of clothes up and down stairs, cursing our dryers when they shrank our favorite shirts. We know the pain well enough never to want to return to it.
So how did we achieve laundry nirvana? How did we break free of the seemingly never-ending cycle of laundry? With a little help from our friends, and well, a lot of help from technology.
We knew there had to be a better way
One of the best time-saving tips we ever received was to do things you actually want to do. Sounds counter-intuitive, right? But it’s quite simple, really. Doing things you don’t want to do, like laundry, takes way longer than doing things you love.
And when we realized that there are people who actually enjoy doing the laundry, we took it as a sign from the universe!
We turned to technology
Okay, you might say, “but where do we find these magical laundry fairies? Do we put an ad in the paper? Stand on a street corner in ratty clothes with a sign that says “wash my clothes, please!”?
That might have been the case a few years ago, but not anymore. We created an on-demand laundry service app that connects people who enjoy doing the laundry with people who despise it. Team A gets a side hustle, and Team B enjoys their non-laundry time. Everybody’s happy!
We let go of the guilt
It’s tough to let go of something you’ve been doing your entire life. For women especially, there’s a lot of societal pressure to be domestic goddesses who can do it all. Many women hate laundry but can’t stomach the thought of giving it up.
If switching to a laundry service has been crossing your mind lately, let go of the guilt. In the grand scheme of things, laundry is a tiny, insignificant part of your life. Get your time back, and use it to do something you actually enjoy!
Make the Switch to hampr
We at hampr have made it our mission to free people from the tyranny of laundry. We’re a laundry app that connects you, a laundry hater or at least a laundry disliker, with laundry lovers in your area so you can have your clothes cleaned without lifting a finger.
hampr is a peer-to-peer laundry service that is quick, convenient, and affordable. We have a network of background-checked washrs who are retirees, stay-at-home parents, and side hustlers who are happy to do your laundry for you.
What’s even better is that our pricing is flat-rate and based per load, not pounds. You’ll never have to worry about overpaying for your laundry again!
Make the switch to hampr today and say goodbye to laundry forever. Be forewarned: now you won’t have an excuse for missing family time or happy hour with your friends ever again! We’ll see you at the pool party!