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A quick sprint to the nearest laundromat at the most convenient time, often allowing some quality time with the self, is how most people address their laundry. However, using a washer dryer at home makes it easier to clean clothes with perfection, allowing extra time to carefully sort them out and use the appropriate settings to efficiently rid them of grime and dirt. This may seem an expensive proposition, especially for those who live alone, with transferable jobs or those that demand frequent travel, or even those who live in rental homes.
Investing in a washer dryer has its own advantages and shortcomings. Let’s take a look at how they compare against each other.
• The time and effort spent in finding a laundromat and suitable timings can get difficult, especially if one has moved to a new home. With the daily laundry quietly piling up each day, people hardly have the time to check out the different facilities, leave alone the time for shuttling to and from it.
• A new home appliance purchase that is timed to coincide with the relocation will naturally be absorbed in the costs of relocation. In fact, a careful analysis of the costs involved in making regular trips to laundromat and using the facility shows that it is more expensive than owning a washer dryer. One can, in fact, start recovering ownership costs right from the second year; the exact time taken to break even, however, depends on how regularly the appliance is used and for how long one continues to reside in the same home.
• Another advantage is being able to do the laundry at home throughout the year, irrespective of the weather conditions, local holidays, and other external factors. Of course, a steady supply of water and power is needed.
• High prices, costs of maintenance and repairs, effort involved in disposing these units during the next move, etc. are few factors that make people think twice before purchasing their own washers.
However, given the intangible benefits of these appliances, they seem more beneficial to families with young kids or the elderly, who may find it difficult to opt for suitable paid laundry services each time they relocate.