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Germans Keep Washing Machines In The Bathroom And It Makes So Much Sense

Washing machine placement across the world is a more controversial topic than you could ever imagine. While the UK and the US can't decide where they belong in the home, Germany has now waded into the argument.

You may have never given a second thought to keeping your washing machine in your kitchen if you live in the UK, but apparently the rest of the world isn't on board with our way of thinking.

It seems like some people feel very strongly about mixing food and laundry, and now we think of it, fair enough.

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Credit: Unsplash
Credit: Unsplash

The latest washing machine controversy stirring up trouble comes from a tweet by @nasasbuteras, who posted a photo of a washing machine in German bathrooms.

"In Germany it's the MOST NORMAL thing that washing machines are placed in bathrooms and not in the kitchen where it definitely doesn't belong????" the tweet read.

It's fair to say that people had a lot to say about where the washing machine should be placed.

"Unless you are rich in the UK, it's in the kitchen whether you like it or not," someone replied.

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Meanwhile, somebody else reasoned: "Yeah for most houses in the UK, the only place you can connect the washing machine to the water supply is the kitchen.

Credit: Unsplash
Credit: Unsplash

Not everyone is on the side of keeping things separate, though.

"It isn't unhygienic at all. I'm sure that the rich people have laundry rooms as they have bigger houses but most of us don't. It's just the norm here and it isn't unhygienic, you don't smother the clothes in food lmao," said one person.

"It makes logical sense to why it's in the kitchen tbh, if the sink is there to clean dirty plates then why not put the washing machine there also, to clean dirty clothing," said someone else.

Wherever you stand in this debate, it's probably likely that most of us won't have a choice in where we get to keep it anyway...

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Marianne Eloise

Marianne writes about TV, film and internet culture for Nylon, VICE, The Guardian, Vulture, Time Out and more. She was previously a staff writer at Dazed.

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