Doing laundry is not exactly a load of fun, but it’s a real part of everyday life that you ought to do more strategically to make it less of a chore. And the strategy needs to adapt to different life stages.
In this first of a three-part guide, we present a lowdown on getting the right washer and dryer for singles. Going solo means doing laundry for one. Therefore, laundry days are easier, faster and fewer.
What capacity is enough for me?
A low-capacity washing machine is sufficient and also cost-effective for the single’s home. A 6kg to 7kg washer can manage your weekly laundry load. It can also handle bedding items and other heavy loads like washable pillows and light curtains.
Is a dryer necessary?
A dryer can speed up your laundry. Bear in mind, however, that having a dryer can add to your household electricity bill in the long run and add to your upfront home renovation cost. Your laundry load as a singleton is generally light, and a drying rack would suffice. If you have extra cash and insufficient space, a compact washer dryer is a handy solution.
While a low-capacity washing machine is what you need, also look for extra features. The extra wash programmes that can handle a range of fabrics, including delicate fabrics that might require hand washing, are a must for the fashion forward.
For lightly worn and unstained clothes, go for a light cycle for faster, as well as a more water- and energy-efficient wash.