Sunday, February 1, 2015

Laundry Alternative Review and #Giveaway

     I have received many emails from you guys over the last 6 months or so, requesting a review on alternatives for doing laundry in an apartment or confined space. Well I read your emails, took your suggestions and found the perfect company for all your apartment laundry needs! The Laundry Alternative!
     I got in touch with the owner of The Laundry Alternative, Corey, and I basically explained that I was looking for practical, affordable alternatives to doing apartment laundry. He had just the solution!
    The Laundry Alternative sent me 3 different products to try out and review. The Nina Soft Spin Dryer, The Mini Wash Automatic Washer and the Eco-Egg washer

The Eco-Egg Washer
The Eco-Egg washer is crazy cute! It has a stylish egg design as you can see, as well as a very neat disinfect function. Unfortunately being the klutz that I am, I accidentally dropped my camera in the Mini-Wash attempting to take pictures of it functioning. So for the Eco-Egg I have to rely on stock photos, I am so sorry for that. 

I absolutely love the design of the Eco Egg and its also very small, which if you have limited space might be the best option for you. For my family of 3 I found it just a touch too small for everyday laundry, it would be perfect though if you were single. It's also amazing for cloth diapering! With the disinfect option, you couldn't get a better accessory for your nursery. 

The Eco Egg holds a capacity of 2.2lbs of laundry, which is great for small items, like delicates, baby clothes or cloth diapering. It does a load of laundry in roughly 10 to 15 mins and comes in at only 13lbs. Making this very easy to transport if needed or to store. It also comes with everything you could possibly need in attachments to hook it up to just about any faucet. It even comes with a mesh bag for delicates! A win win! 

Overall: If you are looking for something to clean your smalls with, or maybe to keep baby clothes separate, or for cloth diapering, this is a perfect washer for you!

The MiniWash in Pink

This has become my personal favorite! Its an automatic washer just like the Eco-Egg but has double... yes thats right! DOUBLE! the capacity. 
 I have used the MiniWash solely for our laundry for the last week and a half. It washes so quietly and does a load of laundry in 15 mins or under. Neither washer has a spin cycle but thats what the Nina Soft Spin Dryer is for, but I will touch on that in a minute. 

At 15lbs this little washer packs a huge punch. It can easily clean a couple outfits in one load, which is amazing. It washes them extremely well, removing dirt, stains and odors. I did use a low sudsing homemade laundry detergent, which I will include the recipe below. Where this wash doesn't have a rinse cycle, using a low sudsing or he washer laundry soap seems to have worked best for us, it cuts down on excess suds and leaves a minimal residue on your clothes. 

Overall: This MiniWash has been a life saver. By doing one load a day, I have easily avoided going to the laundry mat. I have washed jeans, small blankets, sheets and Moo Moo Bear (My Daughters favorite stuffed animal). It has easily saved me $40.00 in laundry in the time I have been using it. The MiniWash will be easily pay for it self in a month or two of sole use. I would recommend this washer to anyone that needs an affordable laundry option. It has replaced going to the Laundry mat and has saved me money! Who doesn't want extra money?!?

The Nina Soft Spin Dryer

Is this what dreams are made of? I am pretty sure that I have died and gone to heaven! Using the Nina Soft Spin in conjunction with the other two washers has completely solved me apartment laundry issues. You don't need a vent, its 200X more efficient than other conventional dryers and its completely affordable! 

The first time I used the Nina Soft Spin Dryer I must admit I had my reservations. I had done a lot of research on the washers and the Nina Soft Spin dryer and had heard of its amazing drying capabilities but I wasn't prepared for its actual performance. 

    I did a normal load of laundry in the Mini Wash and proceeded to place the soaking... and I mean soaking wet clothes in the Nina Soft Spin Dryer, I placed the pink clothing protector (which is included) on top of the laundry and closed the cover. In about a minute I noticed that no water was coming out of the machine anymore so I opened it up and was amazed! I took out the laundry and it was almost dry!!! It was barely damp to the touch. I used hangers and hung the laundry on my shower curtain rod and within 30-60 mins, I had completely dry laundry that was ready to be folded and put away! 

Overall: The Nina Soft Spin dryer is 15lbs which is super easy to move, you can place a bowl in front of the dryer to collect the water, but we placed it in the tub because it was just easier for us, after we had a few run overs with our bowl. Now that I have the Nina Soft Spin Dryer, I don't think that I could live without it. It is an amazing dryer, its compact and when you pair it with one of the other washer alternatives offered by The Laundry Alternative ... you'll be saying goodbye to the laundry mat and hello to savings!

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  1. I'd have to say that I'm pretty impressed by your review of the mini washer and dryer. I live in an apartment and I've always eyed these kinds of appliances but I've been too afraid to try them. Thanks for the great spotlight!

  2. Thank you Erin! I also was nervous to try them, and definitely had my doubts but am pleasantly impressed by the results we have had :) Thank you for supporting the blog... have an amazing week :)

  3. Wow, neat products!! I like the Wonder Wash.

  4. both of these washers look amazing! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  5. I'm interested in the Mini Countertop Spin Dryer. It is amazing to see that it works in three minutes.

  6. Hi Inga,
    They are awesome! The Nina Soft Spin Dryer also works in just a couple minutes, usually under three minutes :)

  7. After looking at all of the dryers, which would be my main "want", I kept coming back to the Nina Soft Spin Dryer at the one that best meets my needs.

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