9 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Washing Machine

You have seen them, the B-E-A-UTIFUL new washing machines at the store.  They have lots of bells and whistles and promise you that laundry with these will be fun. But what are they not telling you?  There is something that smells of too good to be true, but you are not sure of what it is. Here are the things to look out for when the person at Home Depot, Lowes or Sears gives you the pitch on those washers you are looking at.

  1.  A new washing machine does not last as long as you think it will.  Some of the most popular brands of appliances are the first ones to break.  It does not matter how much you spend. 
  2. The older appliances last longer: new appliances are beautiful but are designed to sell more products not to last. 
  3. The more bells and whistles, the more it costs to buy, more to fix and they have more things to break.
  4. Simple is best – the best machine to get your laundry really clean is a simple old-fashioned washing machine.
  5. Less water means less clean – if your washer does not use enough water I would not expect your clothes to be as clean. Yes, we all want to conserve water.  However if we have to wash the clothes again that is not saving water money or time. 
  6. They might have glued it together.  Yes, you read me right there are brand new washing machines on the market that have parts that are glued together.
  7. It will break and you should have a plan B.  Preparing for the new appliances to break will give you less stress and help you have the tools you need when it does.
  8. Don’t use the soap pods – it will break your washing machine.

Make sure you maintain your washer properly so it will last as long as possible. Laundry is the not the most fun chore but we have to do it. So, keeping that washer running as long as possible is vital to our lifestyles.  If you have any thoughts feel free to comment below.