Do you use your laundry sink_ – what do you think_ – essential baby

I have an investment property that is being renovated, it is small so space is important.

It currently doesn’t have any storage space or even a linen cupboard and I would like to get rid of the laundry sink and replace with cupboards of some sort.

I can honestly say that aside from draining the washing machine, my sink doesn’t get much use and I could easily live with out it.

Seeing as it is going to be a rental, I need to know what other people/tenants opinions are.

Where are you going to have the washing machine drain if there is no sink? And yes I use mine to soak garments when stained, to clean things – so I would prefer a house with a laundry sink.


My last house had no laundry – just a washing machine in the corner of the kitchen. How to wash black clothes without fading We had a shower/bath and a tiny ensuite sized vanity basin, the very old kitchen sink wasn’t even big enough to lay our dinner plates flat.

I really disliked having nowhere to soak things (three children arrived, refluxed and toilet trained in that house!!) as it was either in a bucket that was too small, or a rushed job in the bath as someone was always in need of a shower or tub.

We now have a laundry – and a tub. How do dry cleaners wash clothes I am very happy with it and would be VERY reluctant to go back to life without a tub.

However, if we had other options in the house, it would not have been so bad – a stand alaone bath, a biggish kitchen sink or bathroom sink, or even somewhere to put a largish soaking bucket.

I have an investment property that is being renovated, it is small so space is important.

It currently doesn’t have any storage space or even a linen cupboard and I would like to get rid of the laundry sink and replace with cupboards of some sort.

I can honestly say that aside from draining the washing machine, my sink doesn’t get much use and I could easily live with out it.

Seeing as it is going to be a rental, I need to know what other people/tenants opinions are.

In our old rental we had no bench space in the laundry, anything that needed to be soaked or needed to be stored (ie clothes that have come out of the car after camping, cloths that are all muddy or wet etc) would go into the sink. Soft baby washcloths We also had no way of hooking the hose so it had to go into sink to empty. How do you wash colored clothes Personally I would go for a sink, you can buy things from storage places that you can hang on the wall if a cupboard will be an issue (ie some shelves for washing powder/liquid, and hangers for mops and brooms)

ETA: you could also do a built in, ie the sink with storage underneath and above

Hard one. How to wash dark color clothes We use our laundry sink, but also appreciate cupboard space. How to wash white clothes in washing machine with bleach Although it’s easier to be inventive to find ways to store things than it is to invent another sink.

I personally don’t use mine, I soak things in a plastic tub (I don’t even fill it up in the tub because it takes forever to Get hot water to run in there, I use the kitchen sink then carry the tub back in and put it on the washing machine.) But alot of people would use it. How to wash clothes in a whirlpool washer I’ve never been in a rental or seen any other property without one.

we are doing a reno as owner builders and like a PP said, they are required. How do i wash clothes in a washing machine we are installing a mini one in a ‘euro laundry’ (ie in a cupboard) – is only tiny but meets the rules.

I use mine for hand washing and sometimes soaking. How to wash clothes without laundry detergent But whoever owns the place installed a board that you can bring down to sit over the tub and then put back up and clip into the wall when required.

How would you drain the washing machine? Or don’t renters wash?

My washing machine doesn’t drain into the sink. How to wash dark clothes in a washing machine It drains into an outlet pipe that I guess leads into a drain. How to wash clothes without a washer and dryer I know plenty of house where the laundry doubles as the downstairs bathroom so they have a proper vanity and basin in it, rather than a laundry sink and there washing machine doesn’t drain into it either. Black clothes wash The washing machine and dryer is usually in a cupboard under the vanity.

I use mine daily either to soak items, or to sit wet items until I am ready to do a load with them.

I also sit certain small plants (pots) in and givem a good soak weekly. How to wash silk clothes at home I wouldn’t like to not have one.

At my previous 2 properties (rentals) before we built one had a full sized and one had a half sized.

You could still drain the washer through the pipes where the sink used to be. How to clean car upholstery with baking soda Seems pretty common sense to me. How to whiten white clothes without using bleach I would want a plumber to hook something like that up for me – to be sure that I would not get the pipe breaking out of the hole and flooding the house – so I would not want to pay for that as a renter – so that would put me off somewhat as a tenant.

If just for a single they will live without the sink – but if more than 1 or a small family, then a sink would be really valuable.

I have a euro laundry in the bathroom, and I often wish for a laundry sink for the mucky things – ie filling the watering can, emptying the mop bucket…

I use mine all the time & quite frankly an annoyed I only have 1!

I use it for soaking stained clothing in, plus it’s handy when DH has been outside & can wash his hands off in the laundry wihtout having to go through the house to get to the bathroom.

We just did up laundry and we put in double cupboards above by removing the cornice, thereby leaving room for sink, bench space and plenty of storage.

So in effect i have 3 sets of cupboards in a small laundry, but still a place to wash the dog, nappies, filling the mop bucket and anything else that comes up.

The cost of the extra cupboards was small compared to the storage space i gained.

I use this top row for seasonal items and just use step ladder to get items down, so once or twice a year. Can i wash newborn clothes with regular detergent Ie summer sheets are in their now, in a couple of months the winter sheets go up, summer come down.

I think it depends on the demographic that will live in the house.

When we were kidless: I had a small house in inner-city Melbourne, with no laundry tub, and I NEVER missed it. When to wash clothes in cold water Things would soak in the bath or a bucket. How do you wash dark clothes I MUCH prefered cupboard space.

Now that we have kids: I now live in a house with a laundry tub, but I still haven’t used it. How to properly wash baby clothes Things still get soaked in a bucket. Best time to wash clothes to save energy I still prefer cupboard space.

I am building a couple of townhouses in inner-city Melbourne, investment properties, target demographic is DINKS (double income no kids). How do i clean my washing machine front loader There are no laundry tubs. Can i wash all my clothes together Washer/dryer combo is integrated into 2nd/3rd bathrooms.

I use it 24/7 as I sit soaking buckets in it (bibs, solied kids’ clothes, facewashers and other wet things which would go mouldy if put in the normal washing basket). How to wash color run shirts Better to have the buckets in there rather than take up bench space or pose a risk to crawling babies on the floor.

So, having babies and toddlers, if I were looking for a house I would prefer to have the sink and compromise on less storage space. How to wash baby clothes temperature It’s also handy for doing those jobs like cleaning the oven (I soak the racks in the laundry tub), cleaning pet cages/tanks and the like.

Yes, of course it would have to be done by a plumber. Should i wash white clothes in hot water My point is, the drain is there, you don’t need a sink to use it.

For the life of me I have no idea why our washing machine couldn’t be connected but it had to drain into the sink, maybe it would have been different if it was our own place and we could change things around but it wasn’t. How to clean top loading washing machine with baking soda (and my BIL is a plumber and he was the one that said no go – again I have no idea as to why though) It wasn’t until then that I even knew about washing machines needing to drain lol every other place I had lived in they had drained into the pipes directly.

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