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Lori

In other words, you want some miracles?

   
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Mariele Storm

Laundry room, huh... growing up in an old farmhouse, the laundry room was the washer and dryer shoved in a corner of the kitchen (not matching, top loading) with detergent and the like set on top. Clothes were carried from the bathroom hamper to the kitchen, then put away immediately once clean. This worked well for a family of 4-5 who lived out in the country with farm animals and gravel roads and had genuinely soiled clothes often. The idea of wearing clothes until they genuinely NEEDED to be washed was one I picked up young. Towels were used until they had an odor or were visibly dirty--same with clothes. Leaving things inside out to air dry between wearings was common. I often would wear the same outfit three times a week, which meant that in a week, I only soiled just over two outfits. Towels are changed out weekly. Clothes last longer that way.

I find that my habits haven't changed now that I'm on my own... which means that I only have to do laundry twice a month. All this to say that these laundry rooms feel very, very "extra" to me. I don't mind cosmetic changes. By all means, put up some wallpaper and paint, throw down a nice rug, and maybe hang a few pictures. It makes the regular chore funner. But a laundry room as big as a real room, ehhh, it's a bit much. So many of these pictures, how do you clean out the vent or shut off the valves in an emergency?

Final note: hate front loading machines. They seem so alien and so cumbersome. Especially front load dryers... clothes always, always, always manage to miss the basket when I pull them out, meaning some fall on the floor. Not ideal for clean clothes! It's never been a strain on my back to load, swap, and unload with top loaders... maybe because I'm 5'6"?

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Jannette Green

I have had the same front loader washer/dryer (whirlpool) for 13 years. I have never had to have them serviced. In the beginning I did have the moldy smell in the washing machine which I cleared up by running a hot cycle with bleach. After I discovered that I needed to leave the door open after washing a load I’ve not had that problem anymore. Personally, I prefer the front loaders. Even with the age of my washer I have a soak/prewash wash cycle. I’ve also switched the handle for my dryer and have the ability to do the same with my washer. I am in the process of remodeling my laundry room. You all have provided some helpful tips. Thanks!

   

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