Jun 18 2008

Recommendations on portable washers?

UPDATE: Nevermind. These things aren’t allowed in my apartment. Grr. Lesson learned: It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission when it comes to your landlord.

OK. At first, I was convinced there wasn’t room in our apartment for a portable clothes washer. Now, I’m going to try to see if I can make one fit.

I’m hoping to spend less than $300 (closer to $200 would be nice). If you’ve had experience with a portable washer, would you recommend a model to consider or avoid?

6 Responses to “Recommendations on portable washers?”

  1. I had a Kenmore portable in my 580 sq. foot apartment for about 6 years. It saved a lot of quarters and I liked not having to haul my clothes through the building. It was smaller, so I had to do more loads than with a full size washer, but it was worth it. It was definitely a tight squeeze, though.

  2. Well, look at it this way, maybe you’ll move soon and your new apartment will have a washer and dryer, and you’d have to sell the portable one!

  3. I am so glad you posted this! I had no idea that portable washers even existed! Now I just have to convince my husband that it’s worth the investment.

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  4. Maria-

    I really hope I can find a solution. I’ve spent the last few hours trying to find a decent apartment or rental house in an area that’s convenient to the bus line, a safe area, with a dishwasher and washer/dryer, that’s the price of our current rent or cheaper.

    So far, I haven’t found anything. Frustrating!

    We might be stuck here for awhile.

  5. If it’s not in your lease, don’t be so sure that you can’t have it in your apartment! Legally, you haven’t agreed to any of the so-called rules unless they are in your lease.

    Me? I have a portable, and I don’t really care what my landlord says. My lease says nothing about not being allowed to have a portable. :)

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  6. Many years ago I shared an apt and my roommate owned a Sanyo. It was great, but the matching drier about gave us asthma–it vented into the air. It was ok when I ran it out on the balcony!! Still, it was 1000% easier than hauling clothes somewhere to wash them.

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