• Hazzia
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    10 months ago

    Before the rents increased too much, I lucked into an old 1930’s era house in a rural town 1 hour away from work with all these lovely features:

    • Rotting fiberglass insulation
    • ungrounded outlets
    • no dishwasher
    • a clothesline instead of a dryer
    • non-catastrophic plumbing issues
    • unfinished drywall on the second floor
    • windows with busted opening mechanisms
    • gutters with holes rusted through them
    • a shitty-ass furnace that cost me $600/mo to heat my house to 60F last year

    All for the low-low price of “i can just barely afford the monthly mortgage payment”

    But now that I’m a homeowner, I’m considered wealthy these days. Yeah, don’t see myself swinging R anytime soon.

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      10 months ago

      I know this might not be relevant, but American obsession with dryers seems so weird to me lmao. I live in Germany and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a dryer, even at my rich friends parents house, and them mafakers had a sauna in the basement. Just kinda interesting how they are completely culturally irrelevant in one country, and considered almost a basic necessity in another.

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        10 months ago

        In my part of Canada without a dryer you’d have damp, moldy clothes 9 months a year. I could hang them up inside to dry but I’d be running a dehumidifier beside them. We lived without a dryer for several years but it made laundry an extra pain in the ass and drying was always the bottleneck. No problem in the summer months with the clothesline.

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          10 months ago

          Yeah, I kinda suspected they were very useful/necessary in some parts and just spread to the rest because people move around a lot

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            10 months ago

            They are also, in the scheme of things, a very cheap and easy to install appliance (typically directly next to or on top the washer).