Sue’s Memorable Laundry Experience:
“My washer and dryer mean more to me than most, I believe. In a weird sort of way, I think of them as an integral part of our family, certainly in the “necessary appliances” category. Why? Well, they are good for so much more than just washing and drying clothes! I know good moms should never say we have a favorite, I
but I will tell you, the DRYER is my favorite.
Our washer and dryer sit in what we call the laundry room, but it’s actually the pass-through from the back door to the rest of the house. That means, the top of the dryer is a repository for everything from the mail, to the excess junk we clean out of our cars, to grocery bags and the dog leash. If anyone should ever ask where they left something, my first reply is always, “Have you checked the dryer?” Never the washer. It’s a top loader – very inconvenient for a family of “dump and runners”.
Years ago, when my infant son had trouble falling asleep, I would snuggle him up in his little recliner seat and place him on top of the dryer as it tumbled the clothes. The vibration and warmth did the trick! (Oh, I stood right next to him…really I did!)
Smart homeowners use the laundry room as an extension of the kitchen. Over the years, I’ve placed my bread dough on top of the running dryer. Helps the yeast rise faster! My sister actually tried defrosting a turkey on the shoe rack once. In retrospect, probably not a great idea.
I will NEVER forget the day my son decided to “fluff” his down pillow in the dryer. Becoming engrossed in a television show, he completely forgot about his pillow. Somewhere during the tumbling, the pillow seam apparently ripped. When I opened the dryer door later than night, millions of white feathers whooshed past me into the air, filling the laundry room and covering me as well as the floor. My first horrific thought was that our dear, sweet, mischievous boys had put our chicken in the dryer! It was a teachable moment as a parent.
I love telling about my single most favorite washer experience, because it has saved me from being the only one to do laundry in my house full of guys. I found that washing anything relatively new and red, along with my husband and son’s white Fruit of the Loom briefs and t-shirts, ensured that they would come out pink. Guess who does their own laundry now.
I do love my washer and dryer. I just love my dryer more.
Sue Peppers, Queen of the Laundry Room
Note: Why do I want to win a front-loading washer and dryer? I would like to win it for my younger son. He lives on his own, is an amazing athlete, and a dispatcher for the US Forest Service – and he uses a wheelchair for day to day life. He was born with spina bifida, so his lower legs are paralized. Doing laundry is always a challenge from a chair, but especially with a top loader washer. He has also never had a new set, nor a matching set. He’s been happy to take the ones others get rid of when they buy new appliances. As a new homeowner, he just doesn’t have the extra money to buy a new washer and dryer. This would be so cool to win for him!” ~Sue Peppers
Peck Heating & Air needs your help deciding which local homeowner should win a brand new, Consumer Reports top-rated front-load washer and dryer!
Over 35 home owners in the greater Sacramento-Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln and Auburn areas entered the contest (now closed). The homeowner highlighted on this post is one of 3 finalists Peck Heating & Air selected based on their entry, which included sharing a memorable laundry experience.
Now it’s your turn to help decide who will win the washer and dryer by voting for the person you choose! Voting is easy – just click the Facebook “Like” button at the top of the post highlighting the person you think should win. The winner becomes the person with the most Facebook “Likes” on their blog post when the contest ends (see below)
- Finalists will receive votes from in the form of Facebook “Likes” on their individual blog post.
- Contest and voting ends on Friday, April 1st 2011 at 12pm PST.
- The winner becomes the person with the most Facebook “Likes” on their blog post when the contest ends. They will be formally announced on the site the afternoon of April 1st.
- Only one (1) winner will be selected.