Laundry Mat

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Lanolin

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I remember staying in hostels/student flats and they'd have coin operated laundry rooms nearby or on the ground floor.
But in nz where flats are actually seprate houses and not apartments each has their own laundry room, but, since only at most 6 people live in one house, they wouldn't come equipped with a machine. But doing laundry by hand is very time consuming. You would need an entire day and then some to do it.
 

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They don't its just one brother moves around for work and then needs his own at whatever flat he's staying at, since most flats are unfurnished. Here, they only ever seem to come with stoves.

If he buys one he can't leave it at the rental so he has to put it somewhere. He had a fridge too but he sold it.
I had a fridge too but it conked out two weeks after we moved into our new home. It was a Whirlpool and apparently only 3 years old. We bought a GE.
 

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I remember staying in hostels/student flats and they'd have coin operated laundry rooms nearby or on the ground floor.
But in nz where flats are actually seprate houses and not apartments each has their own laundry room, but, since only at most 6 people live in one house, they wouldn't come equipped with a machine. But doing laundry by hand is very time consuming. You would need an entire day and then some to do it.
Way back in the day some people did laundry in the local creek and banging it with rocks. Saved on Tide though.
 

Lanolin

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Way back in the day some people did laundry in the local creek and banging it with rocks. Saved on Tide though.
I don't know how old you are Tourist but did you ever remember seeing anyone doing this?
Theres no way people would be doing their laundry in the creek near me. Though I do wonder WHY all the supermarket trolleys end up there.
 

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I don't know how old you are Tourist but did you ever remember seeing anyone doing this?
Theres no way people would be doing their laundry in the creek near me. Though I do wonder WHY all the supermarket trolleys end up there.
It was common in the US before electricity and water delivery into the house. I am 66 years old and no, I don't remember ever seeing such a thing.
 

Lanolin

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It was common in the US before electricity and water delivery into the house. I am 66 years old and no, I don't remember ever seeing such a thing.
same everywhere
I dont take electricty and plumbing for granted, though. My electricty comes from the grid and the water from catchment area in the hills. Some people dont have this and rely on their own tank water....but when it runs out they have to buy water!

its great, but needs to be maintained and designed properly.
Here we have hydropower, but our stormwater, sewerage and drainage systems in the city are getting old and too much pressure is being put on rivers and dams with more people than infrastructure can cope with. we rely on the rain a lot but without tree cover the water would just wash away...

its very sad to see creeks polluted such that you cant even swim or fish in them, especially after a big rain. I wish more care would be taken now because and in 50 years time its going to be really bad. if any of us have children or grandchildren they are going to suffer from our lack of care for the environment, You cant just up sticks any time and move to somewhere better.

Nature can repair the damage humans do, but it seems humans want to sabotage it and not respect the water.

anyway! sorry I just was musing...a lot of people arent aware of how precious water is and think someone else is looking after it. Well no, We need to be the ones looking after it, cos we know that we cant live without it. I hate to see water sold as a commodity, and people bottling it in throw away bottles, we were like. we can drink it from the tap but in some countries you cant even do that.
 

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same everywhere
I dont take electricty and plumbing for granted, though. My electricty comes from the grid and the water from catchment area in the hills. Some people dont have this and rely on their own tank water....but when it runs out they have to buy water!

its great, but needs to be maintained and designed properly.
Here we have hydropower, but our stormwater, sewerage and drainage systems in the city are getting old and too much pressure is being put on rivers and dams with more people than infrastructure can cope with. we rely on the rain a lot but without tree cover the water would just wash away...

its very sad to see creeks polluted such that you cant even swim or fish in them, especially after a big rain. I wish more care would be taken because now and in 50 years time its going to be really bad.

Nature can repair the damage humans do, but it seems humans want to sabotage it and not respect the water.

anyway! sorry I just was musing...a lot of people arent aware of how precious water is and think someone else is looking after it. Well no, We need to be the ones looking after it, cos we know that we cant live without it. I hate to see water sold as a commodity, and people bottling it in throw away bottles, we were like. we can drink it from the tap but in some countries you cant even do that.
Water is indeed a most precious resource that is really getting stretched to the limit.
 

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hate paying for bottled water...some places dont have free drinking water.
I always carry my bottle or have one in the car, but had this friend whos always BUYING bottled water and then chucking away their bottles.

what a waste.
 

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hate paying for bottled water...some places dont have free drinking water.
I always carry my bottle or have one in the car, but had this friend whos always BUYING bottled water and then chucking away their bottles.

what a waste.
My wife prefers bottled water. I really don't care so I drink it out of the tap. My new fridge has a filtered water dispenser so I drink that water too. I agree that one of the problems with bottled water is the bottle itself. Lot or resources used to make the bottle and it ends up in a landfill or in the ocean and takes forever to breakdown. I have a plastic bottle that I always refill.