After scouting out a laundry earlier in the week, we decided that today was laundry day! So we filled up George's duffel bag with dirty clothes, grabbed something to read, and headed off. It takes us about 30 minutes to walk to the laundry which isn't bad except that those dirty clothes can be heavy. George suggested that next time we try taking a rolling suitcase and see if that makes it easier.
I think he looks kind of cool carrying the duffel bag, but since he's the one doing all that heavy lifting, I'll donate my little roll-aboard for next week's trip.
Once we arrived, we sorted the laundry, purchased soap, looked over the directions, and used two machines. The directions were posted in German, Arabic, English, French, and Italian. Then we relaxed and read and watched everyone else do their laundry.
Here is what George is looking at:
Kind of like television - only not!
Then into the dryer for 20 minutes. By this time we had our fill of clothes-watching and got down to serious reading!
Then we folded our clothes back into the duffel, schlepped them home and laid them out on our bed to dry a little more. The dryer didn't get very hot and we weren't willing to contribute another three and a half euros to today's endeavor.
The final cost? about $14.50 for two loads of clothes and the detergent. Sounds like a lot BUT WAIT
if we had had the hotel service do the same clothes it would have cost us over $100. Yes, you read that correctly! Here's a picture of the hotel order form to prove it.
Today's blog is dedicated to Lyssa Axeen who warned me I would be shocked by the price of doing laundry in Italy.