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Poplin may be the answer if you struggle to get your laundry done every week, especially if you have several active children.
Doing the laundry is so time-consuming, especially if you have young children at home or a busy work schedule. So we checked out a new service where local people will do your laundry for you.
Cynthia Hale uses it and doesn't do laundry anymore. Instead, she has it done for her, thanks to a service called Poplin, which some call the Uber of laundry.
"I tried it once," Hale said, "and I was amazed. I was hooked."
This busy mom of two says it saves her so much time.
"Laundry was taking me hours a day," she said. "Especially since I am going up and down stairs."
Now, she just fills a bag and sets it out on the porch.
"The next day, it gets returned to me clean and dried and folded, " she said.
If you're on the fence, let's do the math:
According to Energy Star, the average household does roughly 300 loads of laundry a year, which comes to more than five loads per week. If each load takes an hour and a half, that's roughly eight hours a week, essentially a full workday.
But Poplin isn't just about saving people time.
If you don't mind doing laundry, it's also an easy way to make money. After all, it is a side hustle job. Heather Feese-Caudill is one of Poplin's "laundry pros," who do other people's laundry as a side hustle.
"Usually, I make $100 to $200 a week," she said.
Believe it or not, she loves the job.
"There are some of us who do find folding laundry therapeutic," she said.
What about the cost? Poplin charges $1 a pound, or about $10 for an average bag or hamper. You can use the company's "premium scented" or hypoallergenic detergent, or provide your own if there is a brand you prefer.
And yes, in case you were wondering, they separate whites from darks.
Cynthia Hale says it's worth the $20 or $25 per week she pays.
"I would recommend this to everybody," she said.
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