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Would you spend $1000 for a laundry folding machine?

"How much would you pay to have a robot fold your laundry? California-based robotics start-up FoldiMate hopes the answer to that question is about $1,000. FoldiMate is building a home assistant robotics machine to fold laundry. The start-up showcased a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, but the final product will not ship until late 2019. And it's expected to cost $980, according to the FoldiMate website." Read more on this story here. Supposedly, this machine will fold an average load of laundry in 2 to 4 minutes. This doesn't include smaller items like socks and baby clothes. It also won't fold larger things such as bed sheets. It's a novel concept, but is folding really that much of a hassle that you feel it necessary to spend $1000 on a machine? At My Pilgrim Cleaners, laundry doesn't have to feel like a chore. We have large capacity...
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Local monthly laundry day aims to help people in need

"BILLINGS- It’s a chore most don’t look forward to, but some people in Billings are just happy to have the chance to do their laundry. Thanks to the Junior League of Billings, they are getting some much-needed help with that task. Each month, the organization uses money it raises to hold a Laundry Day—and pays the tab for anyone who needs to do their laundry. 'It’s something you don’t really think about, but it really is a need out there,' says Junior League member Emily Hoskins. 'We bring in the quarters, we bring in detergent and dryer sheets, and whoever needs help we are here to serve.'" Read the story here. When bills start to pile up and there isn't enough money to go around, clean clothes often have the lowest priority. Of course, paying for heat, electric, or groceries obviously take precedence. However, that is not to say having your...
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London citizens get vending machines for dry cleaning

"Time-pressed Londoners now have an easy way to get their dry-cleaning done thanks to a new vending-machine service launching there this week. The brainchild of local startup VClean Life, the first “VDrop” machines are being installed at subway stations across the capital where your deposited dirties will be cleaned, folded, and ready for pickup within 24 hours. To use the dry-cleaning service, you need to sign up online to receive a QR code unique to you. When you reach the VDrop machine, all you do is flash your code to receive a bag, shove your garments inside, and drop it into the machine (or hang it up if it’s something more delicate)." Read this story here. Talk about dry cleaning on the go! It remains to be seen how fast and good this service will actually be. Here in the U.S., it might make sense in certain cities. However, you won't get...
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