1. Washing machine
Obviously, you need a washing machine to do the laundry efficiently. When buying a new machine think about what you need it to do before you make the purchase.
Consider the size (do you want to wash duvets and do you have a big family?), the spin speed (to avoid dripping clothes) and whether it has a timer (many electricity tariffs are cheaper at night).
And although today’s washing machines have lots of different programmes to choose from, you’ll probably only use the same ones over and over again. The main programmes are: daily wash, delicates, heavy-duty wash (sports gear) and quick wash.