Saturday, January 2, 2010
My in laws got a new washer and dryer right after Christmas, so they gave us their 'old' one. I've been wanting a front loader for a while, but couldn't justify it... at all.... because ours still worked perfectly, and weren't that old.
I repainted the laundry room as they were driving to our house, then busted out a fan and blow dryer to finish up right as they got here. Our whole house is this ugly Salmon/tan/peachy color. Ugh. I've been trying my best to re-paint it as quick as I can, as you can see here.
I picked a yellow color that is almost mustard-ish. It's Behr Cork. And I love it!
I have only done about 5 or 6 loads in it so far.... and on my most recent one, I set the FULL jug of laundry soap (minus 5 or 6 loads worth...) on top of it. Ya, anyone who has a front load will advise you not to do this, but alas- I haven't gotten used to it, or that's going to be my excuse.
This is what happens.
Do you know how long it takes to clean up liquid laundry soap....
FOR- EV- ER
We seriously spent almost an hour cleaning it up, and washing, and rinsing, and washing again.... and the damn floor is STILL sticky!
I have always hated liquid soap, but I was told this machine could only take liquid, so I gave up my beloved powder.... but- I read the users manuel (novel idea hunh!), and it says you can use powder OR liquid.... so as soon as this bucket is empty (120 wash load- 5 or 6- whatever spilled on the floor = NOT SOON ENOUGH), I'm going back to my powder!