This weekend, Zips changed my budgeting life. No. Joke.
I realize I wrote about my dry cleaner ripping me off quite a while ago, but due to various factors (primarily laziness), I didn’t try a different option. Until now.
I headed to Zips on a recommendation from a friend. MAN, what a difference! The aforementioned laziness had also contributed to a huge stockpile of dry cleaning, so by the time I managed to make it over there I had 16 items. Eek. In the old days, that would have meant that I would be bracing myself for a bill that was well over $100. But, not at Zips! My 16 items included 13 full service dry cleaning items and 4 shirts that needed a wash and iron. For all that, my grand total bill was $31.84 (paid in cash, up front). Ah-ma-zing.
To give you a frame of reference, I went and picked up the last of my dry cleaning from my old place right after I left Zips. I had three items – 1 dress, 1 sweater, and 1 pair of pants – that cost me a total of $24.31.
Say what??? For an extra, $7.53 at Zips, I got 13 more items done.
Consider me a changed woman.