Clean Clothes, Clean Fun

When most people think of going to the laundromat, they think of 3 hours of hell that they’ll never get back from their life.  And really, how fun can sitting in a hot, loud room full of short bus rejects actually be?  (Actually I’ve always wanted to open a laundromat that had a live DJ and a bar, but I just don’t have the money to do something like that.  If you do, please open it by my house!!) Truth is, unless you use my idea, laundry will probably never be fun.  But isn’t there someplace that one can do laundry and be happy?  Well, in Orange, there is.

Look how happy that t-shirt is!

Look how happy that t-shirt is!

I’ll be honest.  I’ve been debating posting about this for over a year now.  As much as I wanted to tell everyone about this super cool laundromat, I also wanted to keep it to myself.  Most of the time, when I’m there it’s just me or me and 1 or 2 other people.  I enjoy not having to wait for that one machine to open that I need, or waiting with damp clothes for a dryer to open up.   But posting this on here doesn’t just help you find a better laundromat.  It also helps the owners get more business, which is most important.  If they can’t pay their bills and have to shut down, where will I go??

laundry 3My favorite part of the laundromat is not the cleanliness, emptiness or closeness, but the friendliness.  I won’t lie, the people who come here aren’t too different from your average laundromat (good or bad…you decide) but the best part is the lady who works there.  Next to the detergent dispenser is a little room behind a caged door.  Here sits this nice lady waiting to either help you if you’re not sure how the machines work or to provide you with change because you forgot to break the $20 bill before you came.  She greets everyone with a big smile and a “HELLO!  Welcome!  Good to see you again!”  I love her!

Here she is with her husband. He brings her lunch everyday.

Here she is with her husband. He brings her lunch everyday.

So if you’re unlucky enough to not have your own washer/dryer or you live in an apartment that is either too busy or, in my case, has terrible equipment, and you find yourself needing to visit a laundromat, go to Laundry Club!  Maybe we’ll see each other there and can sit awkwardly near each other smiling but not talking.  Because we all know you NEVER talk with people at the laundromat.  Or at least, that’s how it seems.

These are my dryers!  Don't touch!

These are my dryers! Don't touch!

You can use these instead.

You can use these instead.

She even put up pretty flowers.

She even put up pretty flowers.

Minus the sleeping bags, this is a typical load for me. This is why our 1 washer and 1 doesn't-dry-so-well dryer aren't very useful to me.

Minus the sleeping bags, this is a typical load for me. This is why our 1 washer and 1 doesn't-dry-so-well dryer aren't very useful to me.

The door is open, waiting for you!

The door is open, waiting for you!

The address: 2020 N Tustin St Orange, CA 92865 (located between BevMo! and Zito’s Pizza)

2 Comments so far

  1. frazgo (unregistered) on October 21st, 2009 @ 10:52 am

    The secret is doing a load a day and nothing gets backed up then. We learned that early on with Kids.


  2. Dandy (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    How cute!!



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