This photo perfectly sums up why I don’t wash my laundry weekly.
Our washer quit working the Friday before last. It started with a normal load of laundry and then the washing machine came up with an error and the full tub of water stopped draining.
We had to manually drain it bucket by bucket. As Brian asked me to hold the hose for him as he emptied one batch, the back hose came off as water began gushing onto our laundry room floor.
We managed to get the water under control, and use several towels in the process. The next day we called Samsung since the washer is 5 months old and still under warranty.
While we waited for the repairman to come, our laundry pile began to build. And build. I wondered if I needed to look into a laundromat.
Thankfully, Samsung sent the new part (the motor that drains it) ahead of time, and so we got our washer fixed on Friday. The repairman initially said it would be this Thursday before everything would get scheduled to fix, so they essentially shaved off another week of waiting for us.
It was a good experience for us and it pretty much solidified why I run a smaller load of laundry a day. The good thing about smaller loads was that we didn’t run out of underwear while we waited for our washer to be fixed! By the time we got through with our weekly wash (not including beds and sheets), I think it was around 5 loads (towels, kitchen towels, cloth napkins, kids clothes, adult clothes).
Would you rather do 5 loads of laundry at once or break it into more smaller loads?