Sunday, May 2, 2010

The laundry angels are rejoicing for me.

I heard them singing when we popped into Lowe's Wednesday evening to look at a new washer and dryer set. We had no intent to buy a set right then and there, but every time I opened the washer to look how spacious it was (I could practically fit my old washer inside the new one!) I heard them singing. We bought it right then and there. It probably helped that I told my husband that he would have to take our comforters to the laundromat this time around- and he wasn't having that.
At that point, we hadn't sold our old set yet, so I planned to list them on Craigslist when I got home. I was a little depressed when I looked in the appliance section to find every 5th post selling a washer and dryer set. And most for around $100 bucks! We had already discussed selling ours for $400- and maybe that was a little too ambitious. We started at $350, and didn't get any calls. I re-listed them yesterday for $300 and got one call from a lady who said she would pay $250 for them. I told Jon we should just give in- because we'd be lucky to sell them for that price! He agreed, and delivered them to her for an extra $50, so we actually got $300 out of them. Not too shabby!

The brand new set was delivered yesterday and I think the Lowe's delivery dudes were a little taken back by my excitement and giddyness to see them at my front door step. Can you blame me, though? Look at those beauties! And what's more, they fit almost 3 times the load of my other washer, use far less water and energy, and are super quiet. I've gone into the laundry room a few times thinking the load had stopped, when it was still in fact, spinning away. I love these things! It might be a stretch to say I'll be better at staying on top of our laundry now, but that's my story right now, and I'm sticking to it.

10 comments:

kari said...

That's awesome Leslie. I would love a new washer and dryer, but we plan on moving this year so it's on hold. Enjoy them! :)

Bri said...

It's the little things =) Enjoy!

Tamara said...

I know it's pathetic but I *LOVE* being adult and getting SO EXCITED over things like this. They look great and seem like they're going to be much more efficient in more ways then one!

Samantha said...

Awesome! My 1970's (seriously) washer & dryer and I are very jealous!

Kristen said...

weren't you giving up on shopping? ;) I LOVE your washer & dryer, can I come do laundry at your house? I learned the hard way that our washer was not big enough for comforter... oops!

Leslie G said...

Kristen- haha! Technically it doesn't really count on my spending freeze. =) I meant clothes and other things I don't need at all. Boy, did I need this! =)

Mindy said...

I am jealous!! A washer and dryer are our next big purchase. I love "window shopping" at Lowes and looking at them...........I pray that our current washer and dryer break down very soon. :)

Meredith said...

Ohhh, do they have that special "wrinkle release" cycle on the dryer? Because I am DYING for that!

Leslie G said...

Meredith- yes they do! We didn't get the snazziest models with tons of features, but it does have that and I love it!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

ohhhh they're beautiful! Is it sad that I get all giddy when we buy items like this for our house? We just purchased a few appliances for the kitchen and I was on a "shopping high" for weeks afterwards!

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