UPDATE: This is my vintage Works for Me Wednesday! You can read it now, and then read the rest of my normal mom posts here!
I don't mean to get so excited over an appliance. I truly don't. I know that's silly, and I'm not the type to go gaga over something that you actually have to buy.
But I love my washing machine.
About a year ago we switched from a second hand washer that we bought ten years ago, and a regular dryer that we bought after our twenty year old second-hand dryer broke down, to the front loader type washing machine.
I entered a whole new chapter in my life. They're so much FUN! You get to stuff and stuff clothes in there.
It can take about 17 towels at a time. Or two comforters. Or three sleeping bags. And it doesn't complain or anything!
Plus, it's very amusing to watch it go round and round.
This is an added benefit if you happen to be washing someone's teddy bear or blankie. They can sit there for 25 minutes and watch the whole process.
On the practical side, it takes a lot less water, and hardly any soap. We use the Melaleuca concentrated soap, and I bought it last February, and ran out in January. So the soap lasted almost a whole year! And we do about a load a day (we used to do three loads a day, but I really reduced the number of loads once I got this machine).
The only downside is that it doesn't wash well if it's not stuffed, and it takes us quite a while (like two weeks) to get that large a load of whites.
But we've saved money with it. I know they're expensive, but they're worth it. They're small. And they're FUN!
And that works for me.You can read more of Sheila's posts here.
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