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has anybody got a laundry chute???!

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SeasonalVag Fri 27-Nov-15 20:07:12

Woke up this morning and decided that I MUST have one in New house....

Anybody got one or installed one??!

Bunbaker Fri 27-Nov-15 20:13:04

I imagine the design of most UK houses don't have the space or ideal location for one. I certainly haven't.

RandomMess Fri 27-Nov-15 20:17:16

I was desperate to have a slide in our current home, dh refused to even consider it sad

The laundry baskets (4 large) are all at the top of the stairs, washing machine at the bottom so DC have to do the leg work of getting it from their rooms into the appropriate basket (colour sorted grin)

ChipInTheSugar Fri 27-Nov-15 20:23:41

We were looking at building a house in Canada once upon a pipe dream and all the designs we looked at had laundry chutes and some type of vacuum cleaner socket on every room. Fab idea!

MovemberSucks Fri 27-Nov-15 20:25:41

I would rather have a laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms than have a laundry chute. I can't in this house as the floors aren't solid so it would be too noisy.

mineofuselessinformation Fri 27-Nov-15 20:28:56

The alternative is to have a landing / stairs arrangement where you can throw everything over the edge...
But shout a warning first!

SeasonalVag Fri 27-Nov-15 20:29:51

From what I can tell, it's a matter of sacrificing a landing cupboard in terms of size...Could this be the end of lost socks?!

FreeWorker1 Fri 27-Nov-15 20:29:55

No laundry chute but we have the remnants of a dumb waiter from our dining room to the old basement kitchen. Obviously we no longer need it being as we don't have a cook and scullery maid installed down there now to load steaming plates of food into it.

StUmbrageinSkelt Sat 28-Nov-15 08:06:24

Yes we have one and I love it. DH designed it and the one in our previous bathroom.

It's very quiet and well-behaved though, no noise problems at all.

SeasonalVag Sat 28-Nov-15 08:22:08

Isn't it just a pipe you Chuck stuff down? Does it need a motor?

FiftyNineOhEight Sat 28-Nov-15 08:24:39

No, but I would love one. Watching with interest!

RatOnnaStick Sat 28-Nov-15 08:27:19

DH loved the central vacuums in america. He'd have it if he could. I would also have a laundry chute, or maybe a dumb waiter to get everything back upstairs again.

gonegrey56 Sat 28-Nov-15 08:28:43

An architect friend has one in the house she designed , it goes down to the laundry room on the ground floor . She also has a dressing room with really well thought out cupboards and clothes rails, storage for suitcases (different sizes!) and what I really envy a "packing table", so she can choose what to pack , reach for the case, fold the clothes ....job done !
Super efficient process . I live in permanent total chaos by contrast ....

mercifulTehlu Sat 28-Nov-15 08:28:56

I don't get this. Washing isn't particularly heavy! My laundry baskets are upstairs and my washing machine downstairs. I often wish I didn't have to do endless bloody laundry, but it's never occurred to me to resent the 10 seconds it takes to carry a basket up or down the stairs rather than the much longer time it takes to sort, fold and put in drawers.

RatOnnaStick Sat 28-Nov-15 08:43:09

Oh yes if there was a folding fairy I would be over the moon. Along with a supermarket shopping putter-awayer.

YesOfCourseAlways Sat 28-Nov-15 08:55:33

Don't have a laundry chute, but I have my washer and dryer upstairs which is even better IME

Bunbaker Sat 28-Nov-15 09:09:42

I agree with you merciful

ginmakesitallok Sat 28-Nov-15 09:12:29

We do the "chucking over the bannister" thing, accompanied by a loud shout of "incoming!!!"

SayrraT Sat 28-Nov-15 09:36:56

We are currently renovating a house we've just bought and I'm planning on putting in a laundry chute. Not because I need one particularly, there are only two of us and no plans for children, but just because I want one and because I can!

We are moving the bathroom so the current bathroom, almost below bedroom, will become the laundry/utility room and the chute will go from wall in bedroom down through wall space into laundry room.

If we hadn't knocked the walls down in this bedroom to replace them I wouldn't do it just for a laundry chute.

marmaladegranny Sat 28-Nov-15 09:42:50

I thought DD was mad when she told me she was moving the washing machine upstairs but it works! Not only avoids carrying, or throwing, dirty laundry down stairs but there is always somewhere to fold the clean laundry, even if only on a bed. And, best of all, no clean washing to carry back upstairs.

Sunnyshores Sat 28-Nov-15 11:09:29

all those with washing machines upstairs - you also have room then to hang it to dry and iron it?

Laundry chutes - the chute sends washing into a bloody huge basket at the bottom? Thinking of the 4x bedding Id be flinging in there.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Tue 29-Mar-16 10:03:28

I love the idea of a laundry chute. The stairs are the other end of our house to the kitchen. But wonder if socks would still go missing in it?

I quite like the idea if having the washing machine upstairs but DH cones hone on a Friday night with a ton of washing - first load goes on Friday night. Does it keep you awake running the washer upstairs at night? And I guess you just always tumble and never line dry? Although I'm getting carried away at the thought of a very high up washing line on a pulley coming through an upstairs windowgrin and back out again,so I can still line dry!!

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