As a working Mother with young boys at home I find myself always rushing around to get the household chores done. Many think the housework should be really easy when you work from home, there should be no excuses only that’s not the case.
When the boys are sleeping or quiet it is the time I need to catch up on work. Deadlines still need meeting whether the washing needs folding, the ironing doing or the hoover really needs to be whizzed around the entire house.
Annoyingly things never run smoothly and when I finally think I’m getting on top of these chores things always go wrong and things break, only recently did the door on my washing machine refuse to close. No matter what I tried, nothing would make it close – a repairman was called only to discover a watch battery wedged into the slot. No wonder it wouldn’t close but what a waste of the call out charge and of course losing a few days where I couldn’t do any washing only to discover something so simple.
It could have been worse though I suppose; there was the time that small socks slipped through into the filter and tangled inside it making a very mangled mess which I had no idea how to remove so had to get someone to do it for me, I’m now a dab hand at balancing a bowl under the filter mid cycle and freeing them – if you’ve loads of odd socks do check the filter.
There was also the time I thought I was really in trouble and needed a brand new washing machine entirely, disaster as they aren’t cheap and it’s not the type of money we have just sitting around. I had a load of washing in the machine and it refused to drain, after turning the dials a few times (press buttons and hope always works, right? or the old trick of turning it off and on again) it started working again and finished washing, or so I thought when I opened the door half asleep. I failed to see if it had finished the cycle but it was still filled with water and let’s just say I had a bath and so did the kitchen floor.
Thankfully there are companies around who are the official repairers of branded washing machines. If you have an Electrolux, Zanussi or AEG machine you should visit the Service Force website where they can assist you. I was lucky and it was fixable which meant I could start to wade through the washing piles yet again.
It’s amazing just how much washing can pile up when you are without a working machine, for anyone this is a nightmare but with young children in tow the basket always seems to be filled. Do these things actually have a bottom to them? I’m personally sure they don’t as it has been a while since I saw ours.
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