Hiring a washing machine [spinning]


#1

Threads don’t come more boring than this, sorry.

Just moved into a new house and there’s no washing machine. We’re (hopefully) having our kitchen done in a couple of months and that will have an integrated washing machine in it.

In the meantime, getting to a laundrette with no car is a pain in the arse so we wanted to hire a washing machine, but Google only shows places to rent one as hire-purchase. Which we don’t want.

Can you hire a washing machine for two months? Is that a thing?


#2

we used to do this at university - from radio rentals (not sure they still exist?)


#3

buy a second hand one then sell it again?


#4

if you’re going to hire one, why wouldn’t you just buy one?

oh i see: integrated. aren’t they meant to be shitter? idk.


#5

:grinning: kick a man when he’s down pn.


#6

I’m not sure, but the GF is very keen to have an integrated one. I think she’s been scarred by the one in our rental that would move halfway across the kitchen each time we used it.


#7

or chuck it in the canal


#8

can you just buy an integrated type one - and dont “integrate” it.

Will look shit but if it’s only for a couple of months?


#9

Now the plan is coming together!


#10

hmm, they shouldn’t do that (if that really happened then probably the transit bolts hadn’t been removed from when it was installed? maybe)


#11

not sure the clothes would come out the canal any cleaner tbh


#12

We rented a shithole, Pnooks. It was just loose under the kitchen counter.


#13

this makes sense. we use an integrated on, not integrated and it’s fine.

it’s in a cupboard so you can’t see it but if it was only for a short period…


#14

sadpunk’s would ahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!


#15

Alright, clean shirt!


#16

Our old flat a few years ago didn’t have one so we rented one for 6 months (think that was the minimum contract) from a company called Forbes I think? Cost about £5 a week from memory.


#17

too helpful. BAN REQUEST.


#18

Yeah, we looked at those but 6 months is too long.

What I want to do is hire one, like if you were hiring a generator or a floor sander. If nothing else, I think I’ve found a gap in the market - anyone want to stump up £4m startup capital?


#19

I’m in, we could hire out TVs and VCRs as well


#20

Twin cassette stereos and sandwich toasters!