Laundry is one of those chores you just can’t skip out on. It’s time-consuming and annoying, yet we still end up doing it week in and week out. Add a family into the equation and you’ll end up spending even more time on laundry than before. Press was created on the idea that dry cleaning and laundry don’t have to be an annoyance in your already busy schedule, and we wanted to see how much time we actually saved our customers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics created a survey to find out how American’s spend their time, which includes the average time spent doing laundry.
How Much Time is Spent Doing Laundry?
According to the survey, laundry makes up a fair amount of time in the average American’s schedule. On average, women spend 17 minutes per day doing laundry related activities, while men spend around four minutes daily doing laundry. Here’s a quick breakdown of the findings:
- Women, on average, spend 17 minutes per day on laundry related activities.
- Men, on the other hand, spend around 4 minutes per day on laundry related activities.
- For women, laundry related activities rank third for daily time spent, right behind interior cleaning and food/drink preparation (cooking).
- For men, laundry related activities rank seventh for daily time spent, with food/drink preparation and lawn/garden activities ranking first and second respectively.
- On an average day, women spend three times as much time as men when it comes to laundry.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “I don’t do laundry every day!”, you’re probably like most people who decide to lump it all up into an entire afternoon of work. Regardless of how or when you handle your laundry duties, the United States spends a lot of wasted time ensuring their garments and linens are fresh and ready to wear.
The Time and Money Involved with Your Laundry Chores
Whether you get to spend more time with the family or get to finally kick back and relax for a minute, your time can be spent in better ways. Laundry has embedded itself into our lives to the point that we don’t even think about the time and money we spend doing laundry. In fact, according to a study done by the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), “homes with electric dryers pay at least $1,500 over the dryer’s lifetime for the electricity to power the machine”.
Let Someone Else Handle Your Laundry Duties
Press makes is easy to say goodbye to laundry day. We offer an affordable, quality solution to your laundry problems. Plus we’ll come pick up your dirty clothes and drop them off folded and smelling fresh! From pressing business attire to removing stains, we’re in the business of making sure that your clothes are taken the best care of. Our professional cleaners will make sure that your clothes are cleaned properly, folded, and returned to your doorstep, ready for you to enjoy.
Fed up with doing laundry and dry cleaning? Schedule a pickup today and take back laundry day.