I really miss clothes dryers. Of course, dryers are sold in France. But, it is not something that has become a part of every household as it has in America.
With three small children a dryer is almost a necessity. In the summer clothes can dry quickly. The problem is in our old apartment (like many in France) there is not a laundry room. I dryed our clothes in our bedroom. Because we have a big family the clothes were always drying in our bedroom. In winter, it can take up to three days for the clothes to dry. Let me tell you that is no fun with the amount of laundry I must do. I do an average of one load per day.
I like the fact that because dryers get so hot the clothes are in a sense cleaner. Think about it…The clothes are actually sterilized. :) The clothes smell good and are soft and warm when you pull them out of the dryer. If you don’t put too many clothes in the dryer and don’t wait too long to pull them out most of the clothes don’t need ironed. Again, this is nice for me. I don’t have alot of time to wait on clothes to dry and then on top of that iron them.
Why does it take FOREVER for the washing machines to wash clothes in France? In America, it takes about 20 minutes. The clothes come out just as clean as the clothes from washing machines in France.
I miss doing laundry in the States. It was much simpler and I was done with it all in one day. Doing laundry in France is an ongoing chore.
I don’t care what Vilay says we are getting a dryer as soon as we can afford it! I am not going to spend the next twenty years buried in my children’s laundry. I’m not even going to think about how I will manage once I start working.