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Laundry problem, solved!

Laundry problem, solved! - Barbara Johnson

After almost ten months of doing laundry outside, I finally got fed up and decided to get myself a washer. During summer I did not find it tough to go do the laundry three blocks away, where the closest laundromat was located. But now that the cold is here, damn if I want to keep on doing it.

To be honest with you, most of the times I ended up doing the laundry at my friend’s house, after keeping the dirty clothes basket in my car for a day or two. I always forgot I had to do go wash the clothes. When I remembered, I postponed it for a reason or another for another few days. The longest I waited was almost twelve days. But then it was different because I was sick and I could not leave the house.

Last week, I checked online to see what model of washer I wanted and how much it would cost me. The best deal was at Brick, but when I got there I have been told they were selling that online only and for the moment it was out of stock. Just my luck, I thought.

I did not get discouraged and I continued my search to the shops selling home appliances. I went to Rona, Home Depot and Sears. At the latter, I found a washer which was a bit bigger and bulkier than the model I had in mind, but the price was way cheaper. There was a difference of close to four hundred dollars! For that balance, I got myself a new armchair, that looks fantastic in my living room. I can already picture myself reading and having a cup of tea while staying on it.

Today, towards four o’clock I had my two items delivered. I was so happy that I chose to have them delivered. It was totally worth it to pay forty dollars and have them brought out all the way to my apartment, on the third floor. Keep in mind that there is no elevator in my building! I would have had to carry them all the way upstairs by myself and break my back. No! No! No!

Once I received them, I paid the driver, signed his delivery paper and started to connect the washer to my kitchen sink. Half an hour later, the first load was in! Hurray! Before I forgot, I placed the bills in my tax file. My friend, who is a technician who's working for a company of alarm systemasked me to keep all my receipts. His wife is supposed to explain me why... 


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Barbara Johnson is a Ontario businesswoman, speaker and blogger specializing in social networking strategies. She holds a Master of Science in ECommerce from the University of Toronto.