So this is the first of my Monday moaning posts. There will be others to follow.
I find Monday posts the most difficult to do. You’d think this would not be the case, coming after the weekend, as they do, but somehow the weekends slip away so fast, and bam, it’s Monday morning.
And not a damn thing prepared.
But, as you know, I’m pretty good at whining. I’m definitely the whiniest of the three of us here at M&Y&E. And to my dismay, even when I’m trying to make light of certain situations via a post, the comments often let me know that my attempts at humor have failed, as I’m receiving heartfelt advice, not laughs.
So, I’ve decided that since I am such an accomplished whiner, I can showcase my talent on Mondays.
Today’s subject: front-loading washers and dryers. Why do people buy these??
There are claims that front-loading washing machines clean better, are more energy efficient, and use less water than conventional top-loading machines (or so I just read on some washing machine review webpage). But is this true? And really how much better are they?
Better enough to trump their complete inconvenience (and higher price tag)?
If you’re taller than 2 foot 6, loading a front-loading washer is not comfortable, or preferable. You’re bending way down to shove your dirty laundry in. But worse is when you go to switch your now-clean laundry from the washer to the dryer. Just try to do it without half of it ending up on the dirty floor. (What? You say you laundry room floor is not dirty? Well find something better to do with your time, seriously.)
Unless you gingerly extract each and every piece of wet heavy clothing individually before placing them in one by one in the dryer, you’ll find scads of your clean rags on said floor.
And honestly, whose jeans are not corkscrewed around each other, socks weaved between, with bra straps braided in for good measure?
At least with a top loader, you lift the spaghetti mess up and out, so items that do manage to break free from the textile wreath land on the washer, not on the floor.
What we need are efficient top loading washers and dryers. What were they thinking?