13. Laundry services . Laundry takes time, but outsourcing it costs money. Services such as and will process and wash your clothing at a set time each week, but they are costly; Dorm Mom charges $324 per semester for 15 pounds of laundry per week, and University Laundry charges $374 per semester for 20 pounds of laundry per week. University Laundry also only collects clothing on certain days each week, so if you miss your drop-off time, you waste your service that week. Alternatively, a $10 bottle of Tide detergent will clean 48 loads of laundry. Assuming you do two loads of laundry a week, it will last you 24 weeks—longer than a college semester. Add about $100 in quarters per semester for the coin-operated machines at your college, and you’ll still save hundreds. Think you don’t have time to wash clothing? Take your homework to the laundry room—the white noise can create a great study environment.