Living in New York City brings its fair share of rewards and challenges. For me, the biggest continuous struggle—even after almost a decade in NYC—was doing laundry (#blessed, I know). When I lived in Brooklyn, my building had a basement laundry room, but it was creepy down there and I learned the hard way that the super locked the room at 9 p.m.—with my wet clothes trapped overnight in a washing machine. Then I moved to Manhattan (and still live there) where most buildings don’t offer laundry amenities due to limited space and plumbing infrastructure.

Many busy New Yorkers deal with not having an in-unit washer and dryer by dropping off their laundry to be washed, dried, and folded. That’s helpful, but ends up being pricey and you lose quality control over your more delicate items. Let’s just say it’s a great way to destroy your favorite sweaters, and forget about bras.


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