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Dear Government, please don't ruin my laundry day!

  • I miss my old fashioned light bulbs, I dislike the annoying flow filters on my water faucets. I've grown fatigued with the constant changes in refrigerant. I don't have a gas stove, but if I did then I'd have to wonder if I lived in a state that would regulate their removal then what?  Anyone that knows me, knows "laundry day" is Monday, will at least my biggest laundry day, because laundry just seems endless at my house through out the week anyway.  I've accepted the high efficiency appliances and I've always speculated that less water was a bit of a stretch that my clothes were really clean.  I literally do smaller washes even though I've been told by "the experts" that, "less water and more clothes get cleaner that way." In Texan I call, "bull****" on that.  Now, we are being told that more regulations are coming to our washing machines to save water. 

    Question is, how do I save water, if I'm doing more washes anyway because the water level is so low?  Good grief, have "they" not figured it out that if you give me thin paper towels, I'm going to use more to get my hands dry?  If you give me a trickle of water in a thin stream in my bathroom faucets, I'm going to have to run it longer to get the soap off of my hands?  Have they not realized, if you restricted my shower water stream, that I'm going to use more water?

    Let me run this government department.  I'll fix the light bulbs, because they really don't last longer and I miss the 3-way light bulb, don't you.... and all of the restrictions that are really making us use more water and electricity in the long run.

    Biden's Energy Department last month proposed new efficiency standards for washing machines that would require new appliances to use considerably less water, all in an effort to "confront the global climate crisis." Those mandates would force manufacturers to reduce cleaning performance to ensure their machines comply, leading industry giants such as Whirlpool said in public comments on the rule. They'll also make the appliances more expensive and laundry day a headache—each cycle will take longer, the detergent will cost more, and in the end, the clothes will be less clean, the manufacturers say. 

    Yep, that's what I extend my work day even longer, have more expensive appliances because it would seem that I'm replacing my laundry machine every two years anyway, because nothing lasts anymore.  Sigh!!


  • Alexis Bello and Mark Ransome like this
  • Mark Ransome I agree with you! As an electrician by trade going back 30 odd years, part of my job was repairing appliances including washing machines, but they were basic then and easy and cheap to fix, however, these days they are so full of tech stuff that you...  more
  • Web Diva Then you totally get it. I have had so much washing machine and dryer drama over the past several years. I know the tales have been told here at FR a number of times. I think in the past 2 years, we've had a new washer/dryer set and then I just...  more
  • Web Diva Meant to reply back to were the "heroes" we waited for when our washers and dryers broke down and needed repair! There needs to be more interest in the "trades"! Today is laundry's always laundry day on Monday
  • Web Diva Found this great compilation of links for laundry hacks.