As I may have mentioned a few months ago, Papa needs to wear a suit everyday to his job. We have come to a point where the suit jackets and pants should get to a dry cleaner! So, last week I looked into the potential dry cleaning places nearby. I chose one close to my house that was also one of the "environmentally friendly" ones that don't use the usual chemicals. Price was maybe two dollars higher per suit than "normal" services in my area but the location was convenient. We brought his first suit in to test the place out. Service was fast and the suit looks awesome! I'll be pulling a suit from his closet every Thursday for the next few weeks until all of them have seen the dry cleaners.
I'm toying with an idea that could be a potential fail in frugality.
I'm considering giving myself a break from ironing and taking in his dress shirts to be laundered and pressed.
Just one time.
Shirts cost $2.45 each and I would bring in eight shirts. So, the total cost for this luxury would be $19.60.
I have all kinds of reasons floating around in my head as to why I should do this:
I'm fighting a cold
I've been tired
I hate ironing and have been doing it (almost) consistently for about twenty years
My ironing skills are only marginal even after all this time
It would free up some time I desperately need for other things....
The list of "excuses" is a mile long.
So, this is my struggle. Is this a "justified" one time expense? Or is it more slippery slope mentality?
Do you iron at home or take your stuff to the dry cleaners?