It’s the folding I don’t care for. But laundry for a single guy isn’t so bad. After years and years of never having enough clothes, I’ve finally amassed enough essentials (jeans, shirts, socks, underwear) to go many weeks between laundry.
I usually stagger it so I’m not doing everything at once. This week it’s jeans. Couple weeks later I’ll do socks and underwear. Couple more after that I’ll do shirts. Along the way I’ll do a load of bedding, next time towels, maybe a jacket after that. It spreads out the pain of folding everything in one day. Like @CaptAmehrican, I put some garbage on TV and coast through the folding.
Every other week or so, at a coin-op half a block away. I try to also wash sheets/pillowcases when I do. Folding is indeed stressful; I tend to do it to music or podcasts.
Sometimes when I’m stressed/busy, instead of spending the few hours to do it, I’ll have it done by the staff at the coin-op. They charge by the pound; it’s not cheap but it’s not bad either, sorta like eating at a middling restaurant instead of cooking dinner. But it’s great dropping it off in the morning and picking it up in the evening or the next day, or dropping it off before going on vacation and picking it up after. They fold it for you, too!
I have some clothes that have to be dry cleaned, which I do as needed from the same folks. They also have a service where you can drop off button down shirts/blouses and they’ll wash and iron them for you for $2 each, which I feel is very worth it. I do that dropoff every other week or so, as well. The dry cleaning/shirt ironing turnaround is a week, which is kind of annoying, but it’s what it is. (There’s someone a few blocks away who charges double but can do a 2 day turnaround, because he has the machines/chemicals on site. I’ve only gone to him once, though, when I had to.)