Re: Common laundry question
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:53:58 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 30, 2012, at 10:39 AM, "Lautner, Patricia" <Patricia.Lautner [at]> wrote:

> Good point Sharon.  At JPCohousing, users pay $1 per load.  Users put a check 
> by their name on a sheet in the laundry room, 1 check per load.  The fees get 
> calculated and added to the monthly condo fee bill.  We've saved enough to be 
> able to repair and replace machines when needed.

We purchased commercial grade washers and dryers so they come with coin 
dispensers. The one on the washer  has been disabled. The dryers require 4 
quarters to turn on but they are returned as soon as they start.

Some households have tried to start the chart idea and donated the money to the 
community but stopped because not everyone did. Unless you have a small 
community with shared values, it needs to be equal in order to feel equal.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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