- No laundry facilities currently available.
- No means of transportation.
- A total lack of motivation or desire to go to a laundromat due to expenditure, inconvenience, and just plain distaste.
- A bucket
- 550 cord
- Laundry soap
We found a guy who sells refurbished used appliances, and got a washer and dryer both for $235. That's over 50% off what we would pay for a pair of new machines, assuming the new machines were display models with no box and no warranty and so qualified for a display discount. I think I did pretty good.
I don't plan to use the dryer other than in winter. For one, the clothes I put out on a line today dried *fast*. Central Texas is apparently a huge laundry dryer... hot dry winds, hot direct sun, and almost no clouds to speak of. Within an hour, the t-shirts were dry enough to start blowing away, which is why they ended up spread out on the grass.