When thinking about buying a Beacon Hill condo, many potential owners worry that life will become inconvenient if their home does not have a washer and dryer. However, laundry is quite easy to manage even if your  Beacon Hill condo does not have these appliances, and the lack of a washer and dryer frees up valuable space on your property. Use these 7 tips to make life without a laundry unit much easier.

1. Learn How to Hand Wash Items

Washing piles of heavy towels by hand is inadvisable, but you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to wash a single shirt or undergarment in the sink. Having this skill can be especially useful if you run into an emergency and need something cleaned immediately. However, keep in mind that drying clothes without a dryer can take several hours.

2. Find a Good Laundromat

Your clothes were a big investment, so do not just toss them into the first washer and dryer you can find. Look for a well-reviewed local laundromat that is open at convenient times. Make sure the appliances are clean and do not appear broken before getting started.

3. Put Together a Basket of Laundromat Supplies

When carrying laundry around, you do not need to simultaneously juggle piles of quarters, soaps, and other needs. Be prepared with some mesh bags for clothing transport, plenty of quarters, detergent, fabric softeners, and stain removers. It will be less stressful to go wash your clothes when you can easily grab a basket of supplies and get started.

4. Bring Entertainment

To avoid frustrating mishaps like people removing or even stealing your clothes from a machine, it is always best to keep an eye on your clothes while they wash. Bring a good book, small handicrafts, handheld video games, or a fully charged phone so you have something to do while washing your clothes.

5. Pre-soak the Dirtiest Garments

Use an airtight container to start pre-soaking stained or truly dirty clothes on the way to the laundromat. This will make it easier to clean them in a single wash at the laundromat, and you will also be able to avoid smelling stinky clothes on the way there.

6. Consider a Laundry Service

In modern times, laundry services are not just for the wealthy. Getting a laundry service can actually be quite affordable because it means no longer having to waste time at laundromats. Having a company pick up dirty clothes and drop off piles of clean, neatly folded clothing can make your life much easier.

7. Use a Compact Washer

If you don’t like laundry services, laundromats, or hand washing, you will be pleased to learn there are other options available. You can buy small, fully automatic washers that hook up to your kitchen sink for maximum convenience. However, they may take up some space in your Beacon Hill condo.

Luckily there are plenty of places to do your laundry in Beacon Hill, so the lack of a laundry unit shouldn’t deter you from purchasing Beacon Hill condo sale in downtown Boston. If you’re looking for a condo in the area, get in touch with the real estate experts at Ford Realty today. Call 617-595-3712, and we can help you find your downtown dream home

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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