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I find myself wanting a tumbledrier...

(38 Posts)
doodleboo Tue 19-Aug-08 11:25:28

Tell me why i should / shouldn't.

Cannot take my pants drying in the lounge for much longer, washing has reached crisis point since DC2 showed up...

AMumInScotland Tue 19-Aug-08 11:27:43

Should - you don't have to spend damp days feeling like you live in a Chinese laundry.

If you have moral qualms about energy use, you don't have to use it all the time.

DisplacementActivity Tue 19-Aug-08 11:31:32

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PuppyMonkey Tue 19-Aug-08 11:32:52

I use mine in winter - but never summer.

they are the bees knees. Your life will change forever! grin

blowsy Tue 19-Aug-08 11:37:17

I honestly don't know how anyone with a family manages without one!

DisplacementActivity Tue 19-Aug-08 11:39:39

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Dropdeadfred Tue 19-Aug-08 11:42:23

God - it's a neccessity in our house!! How do you dry things in winter/rainy weather without one??!?!?

sarah293 Tue 19-Aug-08 11:44:29

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MmeLindt Tue 19-Aug-08 11:44:43

Whatever you do go for one condense dryer not one with the hose to put out the window. Our first one was like that and it was pants.

I have a condense dryer and if DH was better at DIY it could be plumbed into the pipes so that I would not even need to empty the tank. My friend has a DIY DH and hers is like this.

You will wonder how you managed without one, especially for all the little DCs clothes.

sarah293 Tue 19-Aug-08 11:45:20

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DanJARMouse Tue 19-Aug-08 11:46:51

necessity in my house.

3 dc's under 5yo, and unreliable coastal weather.

an indoor airer only holds so much, so tumble dryer goes on probably 4 times a week!

TBH, my elec bill is only £10 a week (on a meter)

MmeLindt Tue 19-Aug-08 11:48:41

Sorry, just realised that sentence did not really make sense. And they are called condenser dryers. blush

DanJARMouse Tue 19-Aug-08 11:49:07

i use the water out of my condesor to water the garden!!!

Dropdeadfred Tue 19-Aug-08 11:50:06

Riven...thats awful. Are there no better special nappies you could buy for her?

sarah293 Tue 19-Aug-08 12:21:00

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Dropdeadfred Tue 19-Aug-08 12:28:55

Does the service not have nappies designed fro older children? seems crazy...she may as well be wearing pants if they are just going to leak straight away....
Have you told them how crap they are?

sarah293 Tue 19-Aug-08 12:30:34

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Dropdeadfred Tue 19-Aug-08 12:35:14

Gosh...just recently your posts have mademe very sadfor people in your position. I don't mean that in a patronising way....

Are you alone with dd all day?, must be hard if your DH is working....

sarah293 Tue 19-Aug-08 12:41:10

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Dropdeadfred Tue 19-Aug-08 12:45:01

Gosh thats hard...do you have not have access to respite care that could allow one of you to work more hours?

My friend has a little girl aged one that she has been told will not walk or talk...they have already been offered respite care...her husband works ful time though, so it is difficult for her to be constantly taking her to hospital appts alone etc

meglet Tue 19-Aug-08 12:49:09

We have one and hardly use it in the summer. Don't know how we would survive without it when DS has a vomiting bug. The air curculation in our house is rubbish so washing usually takes ages to dry on the airer and ends up smelling. It does eat electric but I couldn't do without it.

littlefrog Tue 19-Aug-08 12:52:51

we have a dehumidifier that we use when the washing really piles up - uses as much energy as a (greedy) lightbulb, and if you leave it on overnight everything is dry (apart perhaps from waistbands of jeans, sometimes).

AbbaFan Tue 19-Aug-08 13:04:51

I don't know how anybody lives without one.

I use mine all the time. I find anything that is dried on a line really 'crusty'.

My kids refuse to wear anything line dried as they say it itches them!

Get one ready for winter.

sweetkitty Tue 19-Aug-08 13:12:37

We got one after DD2 was born, we live in Scotland so drying outside is a no no for about 11 1/2 months of the year.

I have a system where I hang the washing overnight on an airer and then finish it off in the tumble drier the next day, cuts down drying time and cost by about 2/3rds and you still get the fluffy feeling from the tumble drier and easier to iron too.

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