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Old 13.12.2012, 22:10
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Portable Washing Machines

Does anyone have any experience with these? Care to comment?

We are moving to a new apartment in the New Year however there is only a laundry room which charges 3 CHF a load and 1 CHF for the dryer. I would rather buy a washing machine however there is no set-up for this in the unit. My colleague lives in a similar building and uses a portable washing machine. The type where one end screws into her faucet and the other end is drained at the sink.

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Are they loud? Do they work as well as regular washing machines? We'd likely do a load every other day, is this excessive for such a small device?

FWIW, I have a toddler, exercise frequently as does my husband and have a relatively small wardrobe. Please spare me your stories about how you managed to raise 3 kids with using a twice-a-month laundry schedule AND you hung dry and ironed everything. I would lose my fool mind. Not happening.

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Old 13.12.2012, 22:38
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Re: Portable Washing Machines

First, check with your landlord that you would be allowed to use a portable washing machine in your flat. If allowed, check on restrictions to use (quiet hours, etc.) And be sure to get it all in writing. Check also to see if/how your Nebenkosten calculation might be affected.

That said... I had one years ago - hopefully they are better now. Mine only did a tiny load, had a seemingly interminable run time, rather loud, a bit of a pain to connect/disconnect, and not terribly convenient - but certainly far, far better than not having one.

Good luck!
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