Didn’t there used to be a job called “laundress”? Â Wasn’t it a job for a person who specialized in taking care of your clothes – washing, laundering, keeping them in order? Â Does it still exist?
I’ve been googling to try and find out, but no luck. Â I mean, to me it sounds like an obvious opportunity in this economy. Â Taking care of the clothes you have is better than just going out and picking up new items every season, and not wearing a good piece because it hasn’t been updated or is in slight disrepair. Â I think a lot of times, as Americans, we tend to just pitch things. Â That, or they sit in our closets for years, unworn.
Anyone have a lead for me? Â I’d love to find out if the job still exists in New York, or anywhere.