You have finally reached the point where you are fed up with visiting the laundromat. You realize that they are not really clean and that the machines don’t work right. So you decide to start shopping for portable washing machines. They have several that look pretty good and they are compact enough to fit into your apartment. So what could possibly be the downside to purchasing a portable washing machine?
The first thing you need to consider when getting ready to purchase the washing machine is the noise factor. If you are located on the second floor of an apartment you will need to make sure that you have carpeting that will muffle the noise. You will also need to read the reviews for your particular washing machine. Look for machines that are known to be quiet that do not move around frequently. Machines that bounce around and vibrate the floor can disturb your neighbors who live below you.
Another factor to consider is whether or not it is forbidden in your lease. There are some leases that clearly state you are not allowed to hook up any type of washing machine. This is especially the case if your landlord pays for the water fees. Washing machines that are small can still increase the amount of water used in an apartment. Checking these things out before you purchase will definitely save you a lot of money.
If you have a family you will find that your work is not cut down with having an in home washing machine. Most small portable washing machines hold small loads of laundry. This will mean that you have to do several loads of laundry on a daily basis in order to keep up with the piles that families tend to create. The price is also not very reasonable. You will find in most cases that you end up spending twice as much on the small portable washing machines. The larger standard size washing machines are often several hundred dollars cheaper. It is also difficult to locate replacement parts if a piece of your machine breaks off. Even if you do find one you will still end up paying a pretty nice amount of money for the part. Of course this can vary depending on what washing machine you choose to purchase.
Of course there are some benefits to purchasing a small portable washing machine. It is very important that you take the time to consider some of the information above prior to purchasing. You should also keep in mind that you will need to air dry your clothes, which will still take time before all of your laundry is completely dry.