What to Look for in a Washing Machine

You’ve finally decided. It’s time for a new washing machine. You want to get a washer that fits your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget. So where do you start? Well, Buddy’s Home Furnishings is here to help. We’ve got a huge selection of rent to own washing machines from brands you love like Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Amana, and more.

When you sit down to decide on a new rent to own washer, consider these 4 factors:

1. Energy Efficiency
The more energy efficient your washing machine is, the less it will cost to use it. Look for washers with the Energy Star label.

2. Features
This is where you really have to think about your personal laundry needs. Do you have to wash the kids’ grass-stained soccer jerseys every week? If so, you’ll want a washer with presoak options. If your laundry room is all the way in the basement, you’ll want a washer with sound alerts to let you know when the cycle is finished. Consider how you will use your washer day-to-day to determine which options will be useful for you.

3. Size
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to washing machines. If you have very large loads or wash large comforters often, yes, a large washer might be the best option. Keep in mind, though, the larger the washer, the more water each cycle will consume. Get a washer that meets your needs, but doesn’t exceed them. (Bonus: keep in mind the physical space requirements of the area your washer will be in. Even if you have a lot of laundry, your washer can only be as big as the space in which you want to put it!)

4. Style
Do you want your washer to match the dryer you already have? Do you prefer black appliances over white? Take a moment to consider whether or not the style of your washer is important to you. (Bonus: a quick and cheap way to jazz up your appliances is to add washi tape in a fun pattern. Your washer and dryer will be one of a kind, but you’ll only be out a few bucks.)

A washer is an investment, but thanks to Buddy’s no-commitment rental policy, you get to try before you buy. Do your research and pick a washing machine you think you’ll love. Once you rent it, you can try it for as long as you like within your rental term. If you decide that it’s not the right appliance for you, simply bring it back. It’s really that simple!

Check your local Buddy’s Home Furnishings showroom today to see what washing machines we have in stock.