Clothes Dryer

If your flat doesn’t have a connection for a washer and clothes dryer and doesn’t have a laundry room, you may find yourself very unhappy. You’ll have two choices: lug your clothing over to your friend’s or to a relative’s house or go to a Laundromat. Neither choice is particularly appealing. Both, in fact, have some very large downsides that may make you want to actually move to a different flat or even purchase a home just so you have a washer and clothes dryer in your house.

Even if your complex is one of the rare ones that do have a laundry room, there can be some issues there. First of all, some of the washers and clothes dryers there are still coin operated, meaning you’ll be paying for every load of laundry you do. Second, these laundry rooms may be incredibly messy. Few tenets are likely to clean up after themselves, and the management is often busy with other things. You may find soap spilt all over the floor or clothes left unattended. In fact, if it’s a large complex, you may have to wait several hours to get to use a washer and clothes dryer.

The second option is to take your clothing to someone else’s home or flat to wash and dry it. This has a few drawbacks. First, you have to load up all of your dirty laundry, drive over to your friend’s or relative’s home, and spend several hours (or most of the day, if you have a lot of laundry) there. This can be an inconvenience to your friend/relative, but even if it’s not, it’s still going to take up time that you could be doing something else. Sure, you get to visit with them, and you may be able to work on other things while your clothes are in the washer and dryer, but it’s still a pain. Plus, your friend/relative will end up paying for your washing and drying since their power and water bill will be a bit higher.

Another option is to go to the Laundromat. This is not an option some people even consider, especially if the closest Laundromat is in a seedy part of town. Laundromats tend to be expensive, even more so that coin operated washing and drying machines located in apartment laundry rooms. Another thing about Laundromats is that you never know who else will be doing their laundry there. Some people can make others feel very uneasy, even if they aren’t actually unsavory people. While most people in a Laundromat are just there to do their laundry, there have been cases of clothing being stolen.

Children may also be running around the Laundromat unsupervised. If you have your own kids, taking them to the Laundromat can be a completely different sort of adventure – it’s a large, somewhat open space, and kids love to run around in places like that. Children may also find the whole thing very boring and complain the entire time you’re there. You probably won’t be very entertained yourself, and even if you take a book or something else to occupy yourself, it’s still not going to be a lot of fun.

To avoid all of this, the best thing to do is find a flat or a home with a washer and clothes dryer, or at least the connections for one. Some small flats have connections for a stackable washer and dryer. These units are usually a little smaller than the regular sized ones, meaning you’ll do more loads of laundry, but they do get the job done. The clothes dryer is attached to the washer and is usually up above it. Most stackable units have all of the settings and options that full sized washers and clothes dryers have, so you’re not losing any functionality. These units are great for any small home or flat, and they can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

This Clothes Dryer Review is Written/Updated on Sep 28th, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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