Rocío Jiménez, a young woman from Murcia, immigrated to the United States to seek academic opportunities and work as a Spanish teacher. Recently, it has been installed in an apartment located in a housing block within the university campus itself, a space with quality facilities and good equipment, similar to what can be found in a typical Spanish urbanization. Rocío shared a tour of his shared home, which includes a spacious living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a study area.
However, what he misses the most as a Spaniard in his new home in North America is the washing machine, a deficiency that, however, As we already know thanks to the popular television series of the country, Americans don’t usually wash clothes in their homes. own houses. However, most buildings have a laundry room on the ground floor, with washers and dryers so residents can wash their laundry.
As detailed by Rocío, in his campus building, which is located in front of a grassy area. laundry is free to use. “In other apartments, you have to insert coins, but here you don’t,” he said. In her pajamas, Rocío went down with her basket of dirty clothes to the basement, where she found several washing machines and dryers that she had discarded, as well as enough space to fold the recently washed. clothes.
The main reasons why Americans do not wash their homes are many. First, since most of the houses are rented, this practice prevents possible flooding and leaks affecting the neighbors. On the other hand, the high cost per square meter in the United States leads tenants to use the space designated for the washing machine to store other items and items.