Laundry Facts

Is it Laundromat, Laundramat, Washhouse or Laundry Mat?

June 25, 2021

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If you are unsure of the proper spelling of a self service laundry facility…you’re not alone!  In the 1930’s, self service laundry facilities were originally called washaterias. The first one opened in Fort Worth, TX.  

The word laundromat comes from the words “launder” and “automat”.  The word “automat” comes from a type of restaurant where food and drink were obtained through a vending machine. While a number of popular names remain such as launderette, wash and dry, laundry mat, and more, the correct name for coin operated washers and dryers for the public to use is “laundromat”.  

Anthony’s Laundry offers self service laundry from 6:00am-9:30pm.  All our washers and dryers accept quarters, credit cards, debit cards, Apple pay and Google pay.  Let us save you time each week. We will do your laundry for you.  Simply drop off your laundry at our wash and fold.  We will wash, dry and fold it for you.  You won’t be disappointed in our service.

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