I normally do not write reviews unless I absolutely love a product. This is a product I absolutely love! If you live in an apartment like I do, this item is a must for you if your place doesn’t have washer/dryer connections. It is also the item for you if you loathe having to use communal laundromats.
I wouldn’t quite say I hate laundromats (okay, yes I do) and I have been lucky in that my grandmother lives less than 10 minutes away. For almost a year and half of living in my place, every Sunday we would pack up the laundry bags and drive the 10 minutes to her place to wash clothes. It was a win-win for me since she allowed me to use her water and electricity free of charge in exchange I run her on her errands. After a while, it became overwhelming. I started to wish upon the days where I could just spend my Sundays relaxing and being a couch potato.
That wish came true.
After countless hours of research and YouTube videos I was introduced to the concepts of Portable Washers and Portable Dryers. I was blown away. I found a company that was about to give me back my Sundays.
The Laundry Alternative based out of Texas was my answer. This company was the solution for all apartment, condo, townhouse, and RV living. They bring forth a greener, energy efficient, and money saving way to wash your clothes.
When I happened upon them, I had started to wash some items by hand at home to help minimize the hours I was spending washing at my grandmothers. However, the wringing of the clothes was not friendly to my carpal tunnel infected wrists nor my ulnar nerve damaged arm. I needed something to help me wring the items out and dry them quickly since I was limited on the hours the beautiful sun was out.
In came TLA Nina’s Soft Dryer. I was a bit hesitant to purchase it because of the price but quickly realized it would pay for itself in no time. I was a bit lucky. The morning I was going to order it online, I was on good ol’Craigslist posting a futon for sell. Something possessed me to type in the words Portable Dryer and to my surprise someone was selling a Nina Soft dryer. The listing was almost two hours away from where we live but I had been promising my son we would resume our Explore Texas Day trips, so we got in the car and drove an hour and half. We picked up the Dryer and drove home. I was surprised at first by the size. I honestly was not expecting something of that grandeur. I thought it would be large enough to hold one or two items but I have been able to easily accommodate; a few t-shirts, socks, and undergarments all at one time.
I am not exaggerating when I say this spin dryer dries!
I will run the dryer for about 3-5 minutes depending on items and will line dry them. Some of our items are fully dry in less than 20 minutes. The heavier fabrics such as jeans will take a few hours.
I also put it to the test in seeing just how much water the conventional washers spin out. I brought home a load of towels from washing at my grandmother’s and placed it in the Nina. There were maybe a total of 8 or 9 towels and the Nina was still able to extract almost 12 cups of water from them.
Take my word folks, if you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, or RV and you are looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint (and Money) and GO GREEN get yourself your very own Nina Soft Dryer today.
You will not be disappointed.