Living with a partner means handling the laundry for two. That would be double the laundry for work, fitness and recreation. Therefore, a higher capacity washing machine than the singleton’s is required for more efficient laundry, but perhaps not as high as those needed for a bigger family. Because the fewer the hours spent doing the laundry, the more quality time together there is.
Would we need a dryer?
For most couples, both parties would be holding full-time jobs, leaving chores like the laundry and housecleaning to weekends or weekday evenings. A dryer might be handy for couples who work into the wee hours and are starved for time. With expenditure on the wedding, honeymoon and home renovations, newlyweds might want to consider investing in a washer first. That said, if you foresee having a dryer, consider a front-load washing machine, which would allow you to stack your equipment later on.
What capacity should we go for?
Now that you are doing the laundry for two, a higher capacity can let you do laundry at one go. Consider a capacity of 8 to 10kg, which accommodates two or three person’s laundry comfortably. Note that you need to support the higher capacity with sufficient drying racks.
For fresh smelling laundry, add a few drops of essential oil on a damp, clean sock and throw it in the dryer with your fresh laundry. Or add a few drops of essential oil to the rinse cycle in the washer. Try peppermint, lemon or lavender!