I was just taking care of some of the household chores...loading the dishwasher, and tossing laundry into the washer, when suddenly, this thought struck my mind. I don't even know why I thought of this, but I imagined living in a house with no washer or dishwasher, and it made me think how life would be different. It then came to me that I could probably live without a dishwasher with no problem......but just the thought of living without a washing machine makes me upset. Its just so convenient to get your clothes and toss them into the washer. You have them nice and fresh with almost no effort. I remember going on vacation several years ago, and we couldn't find any laundromat nearby. We had to wash our clothes by hand, and it was not fun. My skin kept pealing because of that, and it hurt! LOL!
The dishwasher, on the other hand.........well, I don't think washing the dishes by hand would take any more time than I take to 'rinse' the dishes before I load them into the dishwasher. My friends think I'm crazy......because I rinse the dishes so well they actually look washed, and then the dishwasher has to finish the washing. Using more soap and a little more scrubs wouldn't take much longer...so I don't think I could NOT live without a dishwasher. I might not like it because I've had one ever since I was a child and am so used to it.....but I don't think I'm really TOO dependant on it. I don't think I could do without a washing machine though.
For those of you who have both a dishwasher and clothes washer at home...which one do you think you would rather live without? And for those of you who don't have either one, how is life without it?
Just a random thread.