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28th January 2021


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The Domestic Cleaning Alliance's Stephen Munton writes in response to my question about whether we should be siting our washing machines in the bathroom rather than the kitchen, if, of course, we're not lucky enough to have a laundry or utility room...

I used to live in a house where the washing machine was in the airing cupboard on the landing and it was really good because it meant I didn't have to carry the laundry very far to wash it, but of course I still had to bring it down stairs to hang it outside on the line and I will say the noise of the washing machine being upstairs on a suspended wooden floor was not quite the experience of having it downstairs on a concrete floor.

I now live in a small ground floor maisonette and it's so compact but I have the laundry outside in one of those marvelous plastic sheds which you can get today.

Wherever the washing machine is sited I would always have it out of the kitchen because to me that's the food preparation area and washing is not part of that process.

The sneeze effect from a flushing toilet is not lost on me and I agree, the less you can have in the toilet room the better, but having cleaned a house where the owner actually kept a magazine rack full of books right next to the toilet, nothing surprises me anymore.

Best regards,



24th June 2019

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