Doing laundry is one of the biggest house chores in our lives. While some people may find the process of washing clothes, hanging them up to try and folding them to be cathartic, a lot of people also view it one of the more annoying domestic chores. For those who want to outsource this work to save time for other activities, there are plenty of laundry services that offer to wash and fold your dirty clothes for you. Still, using these services also cost more than doing it on your own. Below, we attempt to quantify the true cost of laundry in either of the cases to help consumers make a more conscious decision with their money.

True Cost of Laundry: DIY vs Laundromat

According to our calculation, an average laundry load of 3.5kg should cost about S$3.0 to wash at home, and largely consists of the cost of …