Spin on this: students give thoughts on campus laundromats
Published: Monday, October 15, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012 18:10
For many dorm residents, college marks the first encounter with a washer and dryer in a public laundromat facility.
Alesa Rennick, a Roosevelt University student, lives in the Wabash Building and said this is her first time using a laundromat.
“It’s...okay. I don’t know if I like knowing that other peoples’ clothes have been spun with my clothes, but I’m getting used to it.” Rennick said. “It’s always been clean when I’m in here...There’s a few dryer sheets on the floor and stuff like that.”
Rennick added that some people sling “gross and sticky” laundry detergent everywhere, but that things are okay for the most part - as long as people respect the facility.
Roosevelt student Avery Ash lives at the University Center.
“I guess the dryers don’t work that well - that’s my biggest problem,” she said. “Often times, what seems to be a normal-sized load, it’s just too much, and then nothing gets fully dry, and then I’ll have to end up paying another dollar to dry it again or just end up hanging it all over to get it dry the rest of the way.”
Ash lives on a premium floor of the UC, which means each floor has its own laundry room.
“We have two sets of washers and dryers on our floor,” she said. “Unfortunately, there’s only two of each, and this floor has 100 people living on it, so I often end up having to go downstairs anyway. If I’m paying extra to live on a premium floor, and the floor laundry room usually isn’t accessible, then I think that’s kind of a waste.”
Kevin Vekony, a Columbia College student, also lives at the UC and said this was his second year living in a dorm environment and had no complaints.
“I think they do a very good job keeping it clean, and it’s well maintained,” he said while folding some laundry.
While having to do one’s laundry in a public environment does come with its setbacks, the overall consensus is that the laundry facilities are well maintained and clean.
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