When thinking about buying a condo in downtown San Diego, many potential owners worry that life will become inconvenient if their home does not have a washer and dryer. However, laundry is quite easy to manage even if your condo does not have these appliances, and the lack of a washer and dryer frees up valuable space on your property. Use these 7 tips to make life without a laundry unit much easier.
1. Learn How to Hand Wash Items
Washing piles of heavy towels by hand is inadvisable, but you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to wash a single shirt or undergarment in the sink. Having this skill can be especially useful if you run into an emergency and need something cleaned immediately. However, keep in mind that drying clothes without a dryer can take several hours.
2. Find a Good Laundromat
Your clothes were a big investment, so do not just toss them into the first washer and dryer you can find. Look for a well-reviewed local laundromat that is open at convenient times. Make sure the appliances are clean and do not appear broken before getting started.
3. Put Together a Basket of Laundromat Supplies
When carrying laundry around, you do not need to simultaneously juggle piles of quarters, soaps, and other needs. Be prepared with some mesh bags for clothing transport, plenty of quarters, detergent, fabric softeners, and stain removers. It will be less stressful to go wash your clothes when you can easily grab a basket of supplies and get started.
4. Bring Entertainment
To avoid frustrating mishaps like people removing or even stealing your clothes from a machine, it is always best to keep an eye on your clothes while they wash. Bring a good book, small handicrafts, handheld video games, or a fully charged phone so you have something to do while washing your clothes.
5. Presoak the Dirtiest Garments
Use an airtight container to start presoaking stained or truly dirty clothes on the way to the laundromat. This will make it easier to clean them in a single wash at the laundromat, and you will also be able to avoid smelling stinky clothes on the way there.
6. Consider a Laundry Service
In modern times, laundry services are not just for the wealthy. Getting a laundry service can actually be quite affordable because it means no longer having to waste time at laundromats. Having a company pick up dirty clothes and drop off piles of clean, neatly folded clothing can make your life much easier.
7. Use a Compact Washer
If you don’t like laundry services, laundromats, or handwashing, you will be pleased to learn there are other options available. You can buy small, fully automatic washers that hook up to your kitchen sink for maximum convenience. However, they may take up some space in your condo.
Luckily there are plenty of places to do your laundry in downtown, so the lack of a laundry unit shouldn’t deter you from purchasing real estate for sale in downtown San Diego. If you’re looking for a condo in the area, get in touch with the real estate experts at 92101 Urban Living today. Call 619-649-0368, and we can help you find your downtown dream home.