Saturday, May 30, 2009
I'll be back in business tomorrow.
The laundry business that is.
We went to Lowes this morning and brought a new washer and dryer. I've been eyeing up the Electrolux product line for close to a year now, but I didn't want to spend the money on them. They're pricey and buying them when I had functioning machines didn't exactly make sense. Since our washer decided to bite the dust yesterday, we had no choice but to buy a new one. It didn't make sense to me to get a fancy new washer and keep the dryer that has seen better days (I think it's been leaking gas since we moved here 23 months ago--not good, I know). So off we went to Lowes to buy a new washer and dryer. Bryan decided to spring for the pedestals, too. I'll get to put all my laundry stuff in one area instead of having to use my Ikea shelving for laundry stuff.
While I got the washer and dryer that I wanted, I did have to sacrifice aesthetics to save some money. I really wanted a blue or aqua washer and dryer, but it's not worth accruing debt to get a cool color. So I got plain old boring white, but the folks at Electrolux gave their white a cool name. It's "Island White". I would have loved to have had the Mediterranean Blue appliances, but it wasn't worth spending over $300 for a cool color. No one ever goes in my laundry room so I guess the color doesn't matter. And really, it's not like I'm going to start showing off my unfinished basement laundry room to everyone that stops by. So even if I did have the cool color, no one would see it.
Since we have a bad track record with washers, we opted to buy the extended warranty. So we should be good for the next 5 years. I'm hoping that the new machines will last me at least 10 years. That would be really nice and would make the price a little easier to swallow.