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How to choose the right washer and dryer

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Purchasing a new washer and dryer is no small decision. Home appliances are important to keeping your household running smoothly, and there’s nothing worse than not being able to do your laundry.

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What are things to consider when purchasing a new washer and dryer?

If you want to set your home up for success, there are several factors that you should take into consideration before committing to any new laundry appliances.

Consider your space

When it comes to looking for a new washer and dryer, the first thing you need to think about is how much space you have for the machines. If you’re working with a tighter space, you might want to consider a stackable washer dryer set.

If you have more space in your laundry room, you have more options. However, you might still want to consider a more compact arrangement to save room for hanging and folding space.


The capacity you need will depend on the size of your household and the average amount of laundry you accumulate on a regular basis. You want to be able to get your laundry done efficiently, but you also don’t want to use an unnecessary amount of water and energy by getting one that’s too big.

Energy efficiency

These days, it’s all about energy-efficient appliances. Not only are they better for the environment, but they can also help save you money by reducing your monthly energy bill.


You can choose from an array of features on washers and dryers these days. From steam-cleaning to built-in sinks there are advanced and modest features to fit any needs or lifestyle.

Brand and reliability

Before you spend any money, it’s important to make sure you know what you’re buying. Take some time to research the brand, and read plenty of product reviews on the model you intend to buy.


Before you wind up with your heart set on a machine you can’t afford, take a moment to consider your budget. Remember, you can always add product protection so you don’t need to worry about what happens down the line if one of the machines needs to be repaired.

It’s beneficial to get both machines at once so they age at the same rate, but it can get expensive quickly. One way to save is by purchasing a washer dryer combo, rather than buying each machine on its own.


Lastly, you’ll want to decide which type of washer you want, which is usually split into two categories—top-loading and front-loading. If you’re on a budget, you might be able to find more top-loading washers to choose from. Dryers are either gas or electric, with gas being more expensive to purchase, but less expensive to run. 


It's time to ditch the coin-operated washer and dryer in your laundromat and upgrade to the home laundry machines you deserve. Whether you go for a speed queen washer and dryer or the GE washer-dryer combo, get the best bang for your buck by subscribing to Mulberry Unlimited to get coverage for all your items under the same product protection plan.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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