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It’s strange to think that our two main struggles in this modest two-bedroom apartment are things that most of you don’t struggle with at all: dishes and laundry. When we left Florida, we left our gleaming white dishwasher and washer/dryer behind.

We were mildly spoiled in the Cool Duplex with its rumbling yet functional dish-washing appliance. But after moving to the Bronx, we’re back to square one.

Cool Mum will elaborate further, but we’ve fallen off the WonderWash wagon a bit. We’ve tamed the laundry beast for now, but leaky diapers mounted an offensive offensive against us over the last couple of weeks. And while dishes haven’t escalated to a fray, they are a constant time suck after every meal.

My hope is that something will change in the near future, like moving to a place with these modern cleansing marvels. Or we could replace our TV stand with a dishwasher and our bed with a washer/dryer combo and duvet on top. Then we could do our laundry and sleep in the comfort of white noise! I am totally onto something here!!

However, if it came down to just choosing one convenience, my first instinct would be the washer/dryer. Then again, sometimes it seems like we’re doing dishes all day long. Such a cruel dilemma!

If you could only have one, which would you choose: a dishwasher or a washer/dryer?