what tax refund?

the good news is that this year we actually get a tax refund, unlike last year when we ended up owing a bunch of money. after much debate, we decide to use our tax refund for something super fun and exciting (insert sarcasm) and buy a new washer and dryer.

our current washer and dryer came with the house. and they both work... kind of. the washer has some rust on the inside, so sometimes when doing laundry, you will find rust spots on your clothes. or, if you're lucky enough to make it through the wash cycle, it takes at least 2 full cycles in the dryer (or even 3 for large loads) before the clothes will be dry. and the dryer only likes to dry on high heat. so that means i have a huge amount of work clothes that i can't really put in the dryer. and both machines have actually ripped things before, we've lost a couple of sweatshirts, a few tank tops, and most recently, a new fitted sheet.

keep in mind that i write all of these things like i actually do laundry. but i can't lie, i don't really. mike does most of the laundry in our house. i blame it on the fact that i'm not coordinated enough to carry laundry baskets up and down the stairs (true) and that i'm afraid of the basement (only half true).

even though we were hoping to get a new fridge as our next appliance purchase, the washer/dryer quickly moved up on the list. we found a good deal at lowes over the weekend and decided to go for it. we went with a high efficiency top load washer and matching dryer. hopefully the new set will be much nicer on our clothes!
the best part is that lowes is offering free delivery right now so they can figure out how to get the new set into the basement. they will also be removing our old set and recycling it.

anyone else making any big purchases with their tax refund?

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6 Responses to what tax refund?

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Hey, you know it's still exciting to get new appliances. We have to use ours for the wedding :(

Katie said...

yeah, i am excited. maybe i'll even do some laundry now! :-)

InteriorGroupie said...

Just think of it this way - you'll save money because you won't have to replace clothes that get rusted or ripped just from doing laundry! I think it's exciting (and am personally a fan of the top load washers!)

emily said...

I had a similar situation AND the washer emptied into a barely functional drain in our basement floor! aaah... fun with reno and upgrading :)

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

Congrats on getting a refund! We are using ours for the *biggest* purchase, saving up for our next (and hopefully our "forever") home. :-)

Every spare penny is going to the house fund these days...

Rachel Le said...

Ooh nice! That seems like a great investment- don't want to lose any more clothes to the laundry monster!

We're putting our refund toward buying a mini van... I'm actually really excited :P We're selling my Honda coupe... because people with babies have no business owning vehicles with only two doors.

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