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|From: HeidiNYS (HeidiNYSaol.com)|
|Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 19:58:38 -0700 (PDT)|
Dearm Nancy, Michael & Neighbors, Congratulations! I wonder if you have checked Consumer Reports' reviews of Washers & Dryers. They have included energy efficiency as a criteria. Our household finds it incredibly useful. Whi;le it's available in Library, and we don't refer to it that often, we do subscribe partly cause we like to read it, and partly to support them. We do have a laundery room here at Cantines Island, and it functions pretty well. Not quite half of our 16 households use it. Ours consists of hand-me-down machines, with the exception of one dryer. We have simply chosen time slots, ie, one household may have a 9AM-2PM Tuesday slot, for example. Some are looser, and 2 households are signed up for Sunday, for example. Undesignated times may be used by anyone. We charge $1.25 per load, intended to basically cover utility costs, tho we seem to come out ahead. We do have one home for sale, if you know of a family interested. Best, Ruth J Hirsch Cantines Islnd Co Ho Saugerties NY. > We have a laundry in our common house which will has hook-ups for three > washers and three dryers. We have money to purchase new machines and would > like to get energy efficient ones. Approximately 16 households will use the > common laundry (a little less than half the community) for their personal > laundry. The laundry will also service the common house needs. > > Our questions are: > > What recommendations do you have for the purchase of washers and dryers? > Anyone have experience with energy efficient models and have brands to > recommend? What advice regarding residential vs. commercial machines? What > type of features for both washers & dryers would you suggest. Any > recommendations on size? > > Do you charge for laundry? If so, how did you determine what to charge? > Anyone use coin op machines? How does your payment system work for you? > > One thing we're considering is leasing the machines and paying an outside > contractor half the coin op proceeds with the other half going to the > community. Anyone have experience doing this? How has it worked for you? > > How do you schedule use of the laundry for residents and the common house? > > Thanks for any help you can send our way in answering these questions! > > Nancy Scott & > Michael Swettenam > Oak Creek Commons Cohousing >
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