As you probably know, the City That Never Sleeps is lying awake at night worrying about bed bugs.
You can get bed bugs from the Laundromat.
That is, if you wash your laundry in a machine that someone with bed bugs has used, you could end up with the little bastards coming home with you. Apparently, a preventative is to wash your clothes in hot water (as opposed to warm or cold, of course).
Obviously you can't wash all your laundry items with hot water -- some pieces won't survive. My small building has one washing machine and one dryer and so what I've decided to do is always start my laundry day with a load I can wash in hot water -- in the hope the machine will be more or less sterilized -- and then do the warms and colds afterward.
And then if I ever have to resort to the Laundromat (it sometimes happens), I will do the same thing, sticking with one "sterilized" machine (or more, if I have more than one "hot" load) rather than loading up a bunch of different machines as I usually do at the Laundromat.
NEWT: My mommy always told me there were no such things as monsters. But there are.
RIPLEY: (brief pause) Yes. There are.
Yes. There are.
Okay, so they aren't the worst monsters in the world. They aren't in the same league as Dick Cheney, for example. Still.