- Buy a set
- Rent a set
- Do laundry elsewhere, most likely the coin laundry or at family members homes
So, I ran a cost benefit analysis and decided that buying would not be in my best interest as I plan on moving out of state when my lease it up and having them would mean having to sell or getting a larger moving truck to handle hauling them. Renting would be around $35 per month plus the added cost of a higher water/electric bill. Doing laundry at a family member's home is free, and around $30 in quarters if I pay to do it.
I decided to go with #3. So far it's been working out splendidly. Then I did laundry out this week. For some reason there are more washers than dryers at the place I go to. And all but 2 dryers were full when my loads were done in the washers. This is when I realized the problem in my cost-benefit analysis. Time. I did not factor in the time I would spend at the laundry place, when I could have been at home doing other things while the laundry was going on. Now it is too late for it to be a wise decision to buy the appliances. But renting them isn't looking too bad at this juncture. I'm not sure if it is a good idea or not though.