let me explain....
this lovely contraption is my washer AND dryer:
-it is TINY- i can fit about half the amount of clothes that i would put in the SMALLEST load in my washer at home (which is equivilant to about 4 articals of jonathan's clothes OR 2-3 days worth of kids clothes)
-there is no where to put fabric softener, and they don't have dryer sheets in ANY store i've been in... because apparently everyone in London thinks these things are a good idea.
-it NEVER, i repeat, NEVER, gets your clothes all the way dry.... so i usually end up doing an EXTRA dry cycle after it's done
still, most of our clothes end up on this:
-and if you don't get the clothes out right away, they are so wrinkled that you can't even iron them, they must be re-washed if you want to wear them without looking homeless.
-i have never ironed so much in my life, which i don't really mind, i'm just not used to it-- at home, for me, ironing was putting my clothes back in the dryer for a few min until all the wrinkles were gone.
-OH YEAH, worst of all.....ONE load takes well over 3 HOURS!!
ON THE OTHER HAND....
here are a few things that i WILL complain about when i get home, because i have NOT had to do them here, not once....
-take out the garbage
-clean the bathrooms
-mop the floors
-clean the oven/stove
did i mention that we have a maid who comes twice a week??
(don't be too impressed, most people around here have a maid that comes daily, along with a nanny, and someone that does all their grocery shopping-- but, i'm not complaining!!)