Hi all - I'm feeling irrationally sad and frustrated about something. DH and I are in the process of putting our city condo on the market b/c we're moving out of state, and we're facing a period of maybe 2 months where we won't have laundry en-suite. I'm trying to decide what to do about this period and could use some advice!
We have a portable washer/dryer stacked on a special shelving unit in our kitchen. It is absolutely hideous and unsightly, BUT - it has been the only way we've been able to do the CD thing, which has made it totally worthwhile for me. I was dreading the day that we had our realtor over to look at the place and advise us on how to stage, b/c I knew she'd tell me to get rid of it before our open house. Sure enough, she wants us to lose the washer/dryer like yesterday. Dammit!
Our open house is April 26, but we're probably not really moving until the end of June. Our building does have communal pay-laundry in the basement, and there isn't an explicit rule about not laundering diapers, but I also don't want to offend anyone by just doing it and hoping not to get caught. But I do spray my diapers thoroughly, and would be extra-extra careful about it if I chose to go this route, even spraying pee diapers, etc. It is a huge PITA to get down to the common laundry (we're on the 4th floor, so 5 flights of stairs to manage each wash, dry, carry down/up, all with DS on my back in the Ergo) and is also expensive - would be $1.50 per wash, $1.50 per dry - so a minimum of $4.50 per load to account for rinse, wash, and dry. Even if I do laundry EOD (which normally I prefer daily) it would be about $145. Buying spouses for that same period would be $175 or so, plus without all the schlepping. I HATE sposies with a passion - plus, we've just started getting serious with DS about doing elimination communication, and he's been having a 50/50 success rate of going in the potty - - I don't want to set him back by putting him in disposables which have that stay-dry effect and result in him not feeling the sensation of wetness, that helps him learn when to go to the potty. But I also want to be smart and practical. I don't know if it's worth my trouble to struggle for 2 months with this issue - - on top of all the other work we have to do to fix up our place, pack our things, travel to find new housing, etc.
Sorry for the saga
Anyone been in these shoes before? What would you do in my situation? Thanks in advance for any insights!
DS born February 5, 2013
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