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Old 06.08.2011, 12:07
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

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What website did you use?
www.toppreise.ch

Recently used it for our new TV, some speakers for my daughter's car, and the ice machine.

It's quite a useful site.

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Old 06.08.2011, 12:17
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

Threads like this make me love my neighbors. No rota for laundry, it's first come first serve.

For me, way up on the 5th floor, the noise of the laundry is non-existent. The dryer does buzz to signal when it's done, I've not observed any way to turn off the buzz (unlike the dryer I had in the US). While I'm far enough away that the noise doesn't bother me, I CAN hear the dryer buzzing in the stairwell by the time I get down to the 2nd floor (or first, if counting Swiss style ) so the folks on the entry-floor probably really hear it quite well. Out of consideration of the residents of that apartment (right now is a family with two toddlers), I think it's only sensible that they get a "guaranteed" day's break from having to deal with noise of someone else doing laundry.


I do miss the freedom of being able to do laundry at 2am on a Tuesday night if I wanted.
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Old 06.08.2011, 12:58
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

I live just above the laundry room here and am not bothered with the machine at all. even as I type this there is a nice smell of clean clothes wafting up!!
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Old 06.08.2011, 13:20
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

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Anyone ever thought of buying their own washing machine?
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Not every building will let you have them and not every apt even has space for them (or the hookups). And you have to get permission from the landlord in so as to not invalidate your house insurance.
It's also stupid that you are paying for the washing machine (in the "extra costs" of the bldg) and then you have to pay on top of that for your own machine--just because they assign stupid times or refuse to allow washing on Sundays. What sort of noise does a washing machine create anyway?
With just a few modifications, mine fits in the cupboard under the stairs:

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Old 06.08.2011, 14:38
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

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No one wants to run and try to do clothes when we come home during the week.
Why? Whats wrong with that?

I can see why people with kids could be peeved off about laundry rules here. One of my mates at work has 2 laundry days (back to back) for the entire month!! But its not so much of a hassel for me. Get it done on week nights so your weekend is free to party
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Old 06.08.2011, 15:51
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

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www.toppreise.ch

Recently used it for our new TV, some speakers for my daughter's car, and the ice machine.

It's quite a useful site.

Tom
Good to know. I've looked at it before but didn't recognize the names of a lot of the vendors--I think it could be useful. Though, I like to look at a big purchase before making it. I have my eye on a couple of models of washer/dryer combos and they are 500-700 euros in Italy vs. 1100-1800 here. Same ones. We go to Italy regularly anyway. But I'll check on this site too!
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Old 06.08.2011, 15:52
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Why? Whats wrong with that?

I can see why people with kids could be peeved off about laundry rules here. One of my mates at work has 2 laundry days (back to back) for the entire month!! But its not so much of a hassel for me. Get it done on week nights so your weekend is free to party
But what if you have Wednesdays from 1 to 5 pm? What then, friend?
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Old 06.08.2011, 15:57
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

Stop moaning about it and go washing ! Sunday is upon us !

Once its sunday.. just relax,give yourself that day off you need.

On the other hand, for about 100 Euro you can buy a portable washing machine that takes 2 kg of washing.

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Old 06.08.2011, 16:00
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

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But what if you have Wednesdays from 1 to 5 pm? What then, friend?
Can you party on the weeknight instead?
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Stop moaning about it and go washing ! Sunday is upon us !

Once its sunday.. just relax,give yourself that day off you need.
You must not be from a country that doesn't roll up the sidewalks on Sundays. It's brutal to adjust to this concept of "relaxing" on a Sunday.
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Old 06.08.2011, 16:06
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You must not be from a country that doesn't roll up the sidewalks on Sundays. It's brutal to adjust to this concept of "relaxing" on a Sunday.
I have done my share of Switzerland laundry sharing, after a few weeks we bought our own machine as we got fed up with it - we had to pay 5 Chf per laundry.. so be happy if yours is free.

As for tomorrow, i ain't thinking of laundry , just sitting outside with a big cigar and a glas of rum is my plan for the day


As for the topic, i think you can buy the portable washing machines in any big named store..they are not that loud and no special plumbing is needed so no problems with when to wash.
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They won't do your sheets and duvet covers though!
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Old 06.08.2011, 17:11
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Re: No Laundry on Sunday

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Go to a laundro mat for the bigger stuff, or demand your washing time in your building.

just saying, the smaller stuf fits in there,t shirts, socks,undies etc..
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Good to know. I've looked at it before but didn't recognize the names of a lot of the vendors--I think it could be useful. Though, I like to look at a big purchase before making it. I have my eye on a couple of models of washer/dryer combos and they are 500-700 euros in Italy vs. 1100-1800 here. Same ones. We go to Italy regularly anyway. But I'll check on this site too!
So go to shops to find what you want, then look it up on internet!

Mine is small (standard Swiss 60x60x80), and it barely fit in my car (Focus wagon), do you have enough space in yours?

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To me this makes no sense, as the laundry room is in the basement and no one lives down there. This is not a noise issue.
It's not about the noise, it's about public water supply. Some regions of Switzerland have "Schonzeiten" (shutoff times) in which your are not supposed to have any machines running that consume a high amount of water. That's usually between 12:00 and 13:00 every day and on sundays, in the regions that have it.

Most people don't give a shit but in an appartment building there will obviously not be a laundry schedule for these hours ... Tom
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But what if you have Wednesdays from 1 to 5 pm? What then, friend?
My mum would tut if she read what I am about to write but here goes...

We figured we are both working fulltime so decided to invest in a cleaner once a week for 3 or 4 hours. She not only does the cleaning but has a quick look in the laundry basket to see if there is anything needs doing.

You can normally find a cleaner willing to do extras such as washing and ironing whilst you are out at work. I thought it was pointless having to work like a dog all week then have all the household stuff to do at the weekend or in the evening.

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Stop moaning about it and go washing ! Sunday is upon us !

Once its sunday.. just relax,give yourself that day off you need.

On the other hand, for about 100 Euro you can buy a portable washing machine that takes 2 kg of washing.

This looks like one of those things that eats dirty diapers.

Small washer is great, but if one's household produces 2kilo of laundry per day, who wants to wash in one of these every day...I understand now why some people do not change clothes every day.

It's true that those rules do not seem to be too rigid, though, or at least in our area. Washers are usually very quiet, we have installed special soft lining under ours, and one has to distribute the laundry inside very evenly, but it works. Water supply limit should not be such a big deal, since now one can pretty much only buy econo class, the machines that use miniscule amounts of water.
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So go to shops to find what you want, then look it up on internet!

Mine is small (standard Swiss 60x60x80), and it barely fit in my car (Focus wagon), do you have enough space in yours?

Tom
So I priced it out. On toppreise, they have the Candy W464 washer/dryer for 1054 CHF (http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_166688.html) and in Italy they have the model up from it, the W496D (does more kilos of laundry) for....552 E (http://www.arredatutto.it/shop/index..._campaign=ciao). So, it seems worth the bit of extra trouble and import tax. The car would definitely would fit the uncrated washer, but I'll call the store to ask the packed size of the item. (They should love that )

Even with the current exchange rate fiasco, it's still surprising that stuff is that much cheaper just over the border...
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Old 08.08.2011, 08:34
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Go to a laundro mat for the bigger stuff, or demand your washing time in your building.

just saying, the smaller stuf fits in there,t shirts, socks,undies etc..
Laundromat? I've seen only one so far in Switzerland. I wish there were more.
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Even with the current exchange rate fiasco, it's still surprising that stuff is that much cheaper just over the border...
Our expensive-brand tumble dryer was about EUR 1'500 in Luxembourg in an ordinary shop (walk-in, no faffing around with price comparison sites). It costs CHF 2'999 in Fust.
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