We’re leaving Spain soon so I want to talk about one of the best things in it. Laundrettes.
Laundrettes in Spain are fully automatic. They don’t have any staff. Customers set up and run the washing and drying machines themselves.
It works really well because the whole process has been so well designed.
I’ve been to two laundrettes so far. Both had change machines that had enough change, and one even took cards.
Using the machines
The washing machines are labelled with the weight of clothes they can take. Each size has a different price so you only pay for what you need.
They also have their own detergent so you don’t need to bring any or buy it there.
When your load is in, you just choose a washing programme.
One of the laundrettes I went to even had a handy guide on the wall explaining which washes were for which types of clothes.
Both laundrettes I went to had excellent, free WiFi. Not just good for giving customers something to do but useful for foreigners using Google Translate.
I’ve seen these clever laundrettes in every city we’ve visited in Spain but never in the UK.
If someone set one of these up in London, they’d clean up.