laundry-room

Laundry lifestyle
September 5, 2013

Author : Dunja Graho Share post

Where to place a washing machine? Why is the appliance so important for the human race, so neglected during the designing of our living quarters? Why does it always end up where it will be the least on the way? 99 % of Balkan washing machines usually reside next to the bath tub so the grannies can catch the first cycle’s water in the buckets and re-use it for mopping the floors. Second cycle’s water (a wee bit cleaner) is used for washing the windows. We all have, or know a grandpa who has been busting out of the bath tub, before being scorched by a steaming hot water, because granny has forgotten to move the hose into the toilet?! Our parents have made some improvements. Washers have gotten a direct drain to the wall, but they were still stuck in the corner in the bathroom. Ocassionally, the washer would try to go for a wee walk during the spin cycle, but it would nevertheless stay in the bathroom. Then we came along. We all bought dryers. We are all happy, we do not need to iron our clothes. Our happiness is tainted only by the fact that in our „Specious“ bathrooms average person can not brush their teeth without having to bump their behind on it, or lean on it and have a snooze while on the toilet. 99 % of Italian washers are in the kitchen. Fresh baked bread that smells like fabric softener? Why do we, the wise Europeans, have 3 pantries where we keep dishes ( granny’s dowry ), enough food supplies to last us during 2 world wars, and a ski ( that we keep just in case), and the Americans have a laundry room?

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