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I couldn't figure the logic, either, but apparently a shorter rinse time needs more water.
I could never really figure out what ECO means. Is it economy or ecology?

3h wash program is bound to use more electricity even if it uses more water. Since water in Switzerland is cheap it's probably more feasible to use the quick programs. I never noticed a change in washing quality.
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Jaybus! Does she take washing in for the neighbours?? I don't even do laundry every day as a mum faced with food carnage and mud!
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Well, I don't do laundry every day either but sometimes it's nice to have this option - after hiking, sport events etc or when you really want to wear your favourite clothes more often than the weekly rota would allow.
Plus - things can get a little difficult sometimes. I ended up resenting a neighbour when I lived in my first apartment here and actually, in all fairness, it was nobody's fault.
So having a private laundry was the "must have" for me when we were looking for a new apartment, for my OH it was the garage thing....each to their own.
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I could never really figure out what ECO means. Is it economy or ecology?

3h wash program is bound to use more electricity even if it uses more water. Since water in Switzerland is cheap it's probably more feasible to use the quick programs. I never noticed a change in washing quality.
I understood it that although the water supply is cheap, it's the disposal and processing of all that extra waste water / soap which does the damage. So you indirectly pay for it as waste water.

You can save a bit of money for electricity by programming the washing machine to run overnight on a night tariff.
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Generally people go to Ikea and buy the cheapest crap they can find :-)
As so evidenced by the very Forum in the "for sale" threads.

Artemide make very nice lights, different from Ikea and not ones you see everywhere.

The Artemide Copernico, for instance is about Chf 3k (google it !) turns on both axes
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You can save a bit of money for electricity by programming the washing machine to run overnight on a night tariff.
If you have one (we don't).

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If you have one (we don't).

Tom

..and if you don't live in an apartment.


As for the water cost, if you're not on individual meters then your neighbours will be contributing to the (water) cost of daily washes.
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If you have one (we don't).

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In Tessin Tom, it's called "the wife"....
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In Tessin Tom, it's called "the wife"....
I was refering to night tarifs.

Washer and or dryer in the apartment for decades.

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I was refering to night tarifs.

Washer and or dryer in the apartment for decades.

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Re: Apartment size

Hello everyone, we are looking for an apartment in Zürich (preferably Uster). We’ve applied for a couple of apartments and no luck so far. Might be just unlucky but I started to wonder if we’re aiming too high/low.

1. What’s the standard for a small family (parents+child)? We are looking for 3,5 rooms 80-100 m2 but if other people come to see the ap., they are usually single or in pairs. Haven’t seen a family of three yet (altough perhaps someone is at work/home).

2. What precentage of family income should the rent be? I can imagine it’s probably not wise to go higher as 30%. But on the other hand I’ve also heard that they can reject you if you go too low. With the argument, we’re saving this apartment for someone with lower income, you can afford more therefore you should pay more.. Is there something to this? If it is, how low would then be too low? (I must say I don’t understand why you wouldn’t take in soneone with more money but ok.)

Thank you!
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