Has your grandmother or your mother ever told you about how excited they were to get their first washing machine? Washing machines were first invented in the late 1700’s, but were not popularized as household appliances until the 1940’s and 1950’s. As these machines became more and more common, many housewives marveled at how much time they were able to save and the reduced physical strain doing a load of laundry had on them.
Now, in the 21st century, there’s another noteworthy innovation. This innovation is even better than that of the post World War II era. This innovation allows people to save more time and exert even less physical energy than before. This innovation is the laundry home pickup and delivery industry, and here at Freshly Folded, we are offering you more than just clean laundry. We’re offering you time, and even increased life satisfaction.
Studies show that extra time can actually increase levels of happiness. An article from Science Daily mentions, “The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using money to buy free time — such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking–is linked to greater life satisfaction.”
Interestingly enough, even though it is shown that outsourcing chores or undesired tasks can increase time and happiness, many consumers chose not to invest in saving time, but rather continue to buy material products.
The article further mentions “the benefits of buying time aren’t just for wealthy people.” While spending extra money to have someone else do your laundry might seem unnecessary, consider the fact that just as you pay to have pleasant experiences, such as going to Disneyland, you can also pay to prevent unpleasant experiences. Outsourcing laundry provides you with a few extra hours every day. This might seem menial, but think of how many enjoyable things you can accomplish in a short amount of time. You might take a hike one day, or go to the beach the next. Maybe you’ll finally have time to write that short story you’ve been brainstorming, or maybe you can volunteer as your kids’ soccer coach. Whatever it is, Freshly Folded allows you to have more freedom, and paves the way for happy memories. And maybe someday, you’ll be telling your grandchildren about the day you found out you didn’t have to do laundry anymore.