Sunday, April 7, 2013

Let the laundry begin!

Recently we bought a dryer!  It is super awesome.  Those in America are probably thinking "that is nice, your old dryer must have been pretty crappy".  In Estonia no one has dryers!  This is our first dryer, and it is so nice.  Estonians reading this might think we are now rich snobs (ärge muretsege kallid sõbrad, me veel ei ole).  Estonians seem to have different priorities, somehow they have money for cars and SUVs but not for dryers.  Somehow we had money for a dryer but not for a car.

Before we had a rack that we would hang our clothes on.  It normally worked well, except for the big ticket items like blankets and sheets.  This is problematic for two reasons, first it takes a lot of room to dry them. In a small apartment there is only so much room.  Second, it is nice to have blankets and sheets dry before night so we can use them again, if they are still wet then we have to find some backups (small table cloth or something).  Also we could never do more than two loads in a day because the rack could only hold so much.  So we always had tons of dirty clothes in the dirty clothes bin and we never washed our sheets (at least not very often).  The first thing we did was wash and dry! our sheets.  Life is good.  Let the laundry begin!

Our front load Candy Dryer, energy class B, holds a load up to 9 KG on sale for 400 euros.  No special installation required, we just put it in the bathroom and that is it.  The water from the clothes is held in a special container and the hot air turns the bathroom into a sauna in no time, since we have a sauna in there anyway it doesn't bother us.  Our washer is in the kitchen which is typical for Europe. At some point we might move the washer into the bathroom and have the dryer and washer on top of each other.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy you guys have a dryer!!! and hope the snow melts soon. no one should have snow in april!