nw3 to nyc

Observations on moving my family across the Atlantic


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Laundry levels

Level 1: you have a washer dryer in your own apartment. You are smug in your ability to wash whenever you like.

Level 2: you have a washer dryer in your building, probably in the basement but you don’t have to wait long because there are lots of machines and the facility is well run.

Level 3: like level 2 but you live in an older, less well run building and have to get up at 5am to beat the rush and get your stuff washed and dried before the masses descend.

Level 4: you have to save up all your laundry and hoik it to the laundrette in a canvas draw string bag with your name on a label and leave it with the person behind the counter and collect it later, paying by weight.

Level 5: you put your own laundry in the washing machine, move it into the dryer and watch the paint dry and thereby waste an entire morning of your life.

These are the New York laundry levels.