I hate having to go to the laundromat.
Back when I lived at my old apartment, we weren’t allowed to have washers and dryers inside of our units.
And there was only one washer and dryer on each floor, and I could never get a load in even if I tried. So more often than not I didn’t have a choice and could only take my laundry to the laundromat. And the laundromat was extremely expensive, even back then. A large load of clothes takes 5 to $7 to wash just in the washing machine nowadays. And that’s not even considering the cost to dry it. One of the most important things about the house I’m renting right now is the clothes washer and dryer. I don’t have to take my laundry to the laundromat knowing that I have both of these appliances in my laundry room. However the dryer stopped working the other day and I couldn’t get a hold of my landlord. He eventually told me he would try to buy a new one, but it would take a week to get it replaced. To avoid going to the laundromat, I decided to try to fix the clothes dryer myself. I figured out that it wasn’t heating the clothes properly. There was an issue with the thermal fuse that determines how much heat the clothes dryer needs while it runs. The form of thermal fuse prevents the clothes dryer from overheating during normal use. It was a $30 part and I replaced it myself. Now the clothes dryer is heating up again properly like it’s supposed to.