Re: Common laundry question
From: Lautner, Patricia (
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 06:20:56 -0800 (PST)
The best thing about the laundry room for us was that there are three washers.  
We have two kids and we would take our two or three loads down at a time and 
get them all done at once.  Much faster.  Plus, I love having the extra closet 
space in my unit. 

Another benefit to the common laundry: we have a practice of moving someone's 
laundry from the washer to the dryer following instructions posted on the 
washer.  This is great for families because if we forget about the laundry in 
the washer (while we're schlepping one kid from an event while picking up 
another) we know that someone else would have put the laundry in the dryer for 

And.......sometimes, when the stars are perfectly aligned, the 'folding fairy' 
comes along so that when I pick up my laundry, it's all folded and ready.  
Makes me feel loved.

Patti - 
JP Cohousing, Boston

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred H Olson [mailto:fholson [at]] 
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Common laundry question

ROBERT BERNSTEIN <bbbrnstn [at]> Wissahickon Village CoHousing is the 
author of the message below.  It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list 
manager <fholson [at]> restoring subject line and after deleting 
quoted digest.

Wissahickon Village Cohousing in Philadelphia is Seeking a Site and aims to be 
inclusive, urban and sustainable.
See  Too bad, I dont think they have a worm 
hole to Minneapolis.
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I belong to Wissahickon Village CoHousing in Philadelphia.  We are just 
beginning to consider things like whether or not we want laundry facilities in 
our homes as well as the Common House.  I do not have children, but while 
growing up my family had to walk through the Laundry Room to get the Garage, 
and it seemed like every time we left or entered the house we switched loads of 
laundry from the washer to the dryer and/or emptied the dryer.  Laundry for a 
family of five was a never ending task.  I would like to hear from families 
raising children what it is like living w/o a washer and dryer in your house, 
or put another way what is it like having to do laundry for a family in the 
Common House?

Bob Bernstein
Wissahickon Village CoHousing

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