Weighing Your Options
What does laundry by the pound look like?
To start, a regular home laundry basket will hold approximately 10 pounds of dirty laundry as illustrated in the adjacent photo. We zeroed the scale with an empty laundry basket and then added 10 pounds of laundry.
Individual customers in Kankakee County who do laundry once a week can average between 15-20 pounds of laundry while a family of four can average between 30-40 pounds of laundry a week, depending on how often their linens and towels are changed.