Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 25.05.2015, 14:30
MaybeeSkint's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vevey
Posts: 256
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 249 Times in 87 Posts
MaybeeSkint has an excellent reputationMaybeeSkint has an excellent reputationMaybeeSkint has an excellent reputationMaybeeSkint has an excellent reputation
Washing on a holiday....

So if your shared laundry slot is on a monday which is a day there are disproportionately more holidays, do you lose your washing slot? Can you still wash? I know things are a little more relaxed down here but I wondered what the general consensus was....

ps: the washing is on today regardless.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25.05.2015, 14:38
vuachère's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Vaud
Posts: 548
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 334 Times in 188 Posts
vuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of many
Re: Washing on a holiday....

Monday is my laundry day! And, no, I don't lose my washing slot as the rules are very relaxed. In my building, we are also permitted to do laundry on Sundays (except after 1000). The no laundry rules applies only on time (i.e. none between 2200-0800).
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank vuachère for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 25.05.2015, 14:56
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Washing on a holiday....

In my opinion Holiday Mondays are just free days that are often tagged on to religious festivals on the previous Sunday, but have no religious connotations of their own. Therefore, I definitely don't adopt Sunday quiet rules and carry on as normal.

However, as I am a lazy bar steward, I often don't do anything that is noisy work, as I treat myself to a lazy day ... but I have done in the past - without problems (although not specifically communal wash machine related).
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 25.05.2015, 15:27
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 7,308
Groaned at 55 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 10,914 Times in 4,090 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Washing on a holiday....

Quote:
View Post
In my opinion Holiday Mondays are just free days that are often tagged on to religious festivals on the previous Sunday, but have no religious connotations of their own.
I agree with TiMow that they are just days tagged onto a Feast Day. Some years back, if I remember correctly, Church Services were also held on the 'Holiday' Monday, but now no longer. In the days when two weeks holiday per year was the norm, any extra free day was a real bonus.

If Monday were my washing day, I'd do my washing as usual but perhaps if the laundry were directly under a bedroom of someone else's flat, I would start a bit later than usual. The water running in can make a fearful racket.
I might not hang it outside to avoid making a show of it, but today there's a lovely breeze for drying! Pity to waste it really.
__________________
Longbyt
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 25.05.2015, 15:42
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ostschweiz
Posts: 3,057
Groaned at 99 Times in 79 Posts
Thanked 3,799 Times in 1,962 Posts
Urs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond reputeUrs Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Washing on a holiday....

In this respect the "Hausordnung" is the "law", often washing is forbidden on public holidays. However, no judge without a plaintiff, so if you and your house-fellows are fine there shouldn't be any problem.

Officially, washing on sundays are forbidden where I live, but the lady directly above the laundry room doesn't hear the machine so in fact it's used by whoever wants to on sundays, all other days are reserved for a certain apartment.

Last edited by Urs Max; 25.05.2015 at 15:53.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25.05.2015, 16:26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ungarn
Posts: 91
Groaned at 17 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 87 Times in 44 Posts
Der_Spieler has become a little unpopular
Re: Washing on a holiday....

sorry for the profoundly stupid question but , what are these slots all about ? Dont people have Waschmaschinen in their homes so that they can do the washing any time they want ?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Der_Spieler for this useful post:
This user groans at Der_Spieler for this post:
  #7  
Old 25.05.2015, 16:39
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,372
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,887 Times in 2,674 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Washing on a holiday....

Most apartments have no room for a washing machine, or they are not allowed.
So yes, most of us have to put up with these slots, and nothing or no one will get in the way of someone's washing day.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank hannah'sauntie for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 25.05.2015, 16:41
Jern's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bern
Posts: 907
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 1,091 Times in 470 Posts
Jern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Washing on a holiday....

Quote:
View Post
sorry for the profoundly stupid question but , what are these slots all about ? Dont people have Waschmaschinen in their homes so that they can do the washing any time they want ?
Apartment blocks often have industrial-strength washing machines and dryers in the washing room in the basement for communal use. Nothing to stop you having your own machines as well, of course.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Jern for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 25.05.2015, 16:44
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ungarn
Posts: 91
Groaned at 17 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 87 Times in 44 Posts
Der_Spieler has become a little unpopular
Re: Washing on a holiday....

Thanks

Initially I thought there could be some limitations to having dryers and washing machines at home to prevent potential ( Lärmbelästigung ? )
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Der_Spieler for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 25.05.2015, 16:45
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 7,308
Groaned at 55 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 10,914 Times in 4,090 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Washing on a holiday....

Quote:
View Post
sorry for the profoundly stupid question but , what are these slots all about ? Dont people have Waschmaschinen in their homes so that they can do the washing any time they want ?
No. Not everyone.

Probably the rota system stemmed from the dim and distant past here, when there was a 'washing machine' in the laundry downstairs (on the same floor as the cellars) in the days when a washboard was used for scrubbing the washing on and not for making music! There would also be a 'copper' in which one heated the water by lighting a fire underneath it, perhaps a spin dryer run by water pressure and after the long and heavy process of washing and rinsing, the washing basket was then lugged up to the attic where there were lines strung across the area to hang it all up to dry.

These days, in many flats washing machines are installed, or it is permitted to have one. In some buildings it is still forbidden, and drying washing in the flat is sometimes expressly forbidden. Sounds idiotic until one reads all the posts on here from people who have problems with the damp in their flats.

It's true though that there are many blocks of flats in which the laundry 'slots' and overstaying ones official time are major sources of disagreement.
__________________
Longbyt
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 27.05.2015, 20:26
MaybeeSkint's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vevey
Posts: 256
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 249 Times in 87 Posts
MaybeeSkint has an excellent reputationMaybeeSkint has an excellent reputationMaybeeSkint has an excellent reputationMaybeeSkint has an excellent reputation
Re: Washing on a holiday....

we can have a washing machine / dryer in the apartments here. I really wanted one but my hubby convinced me to give the shared laundry a go. I actually feel more liberated from the machine because I cant just 'pop a load on'. I have to be organised and use my laundry time effectively. And there are a couple of fee slots plus a kindly neighbour (with her own machine) meaning I actually could was almost every other day if I really needed to
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank MaybeeSkint for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Farmer tractor/harvester washing at Normal washing bay, allowed? HAT Transportation/driving 8 29.06.2012 21:39
Washing Room in Basement on Timer? KatalinaPR Housing in general 7 18.08.2011 14:54
Washing machine on 6th floor Elenita182 Complaints corner 8 16.09.2010 02:32
washing machine broken... on friday... Ouchboy Complaints corner 10 17.07.2010 23:26
Is it forbidden to move on a Public holiday and on a Sunday? muze7 Housing in general 12 01.06.2009 22:23


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0