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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of HomeEverAfter.com and SimDanelle.com. Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.

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  1. schrodinger
    November 21, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Do you have any alternative tips for those who have to use a washateria because we have no washer and dryer at home? That’s our biggest problem with dirty clothes. Both of us are out of a job and have been for a very long time, so we don’t always have the money to go to the washateria. Clothes just have to pile up until we have money available to do the laundry. It gets out of hand real fast! While we’re sitting at the washateria babysitting the clothing so it doesn’t get stolen, we’re wasting time that could be spent doing other cleaning chores while the clothes are in the machine. Buying a washer and dryer for home use is not an option as we don’t have any hookups and our place is very small. There’s not even a closet suitable for stashing an apartment sized set. We do hand-wash some things, but that’s not practical for bedsheets, jeans, towels, etc. What can we do about laundry?

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    • Danelle Ice
      November 21, 2011 @ 10:57 am

      @schrodinger: Right off the bat, from reading your comment on http://www.homeeverafter.com/minimalist-mom-decluttering-with-a-big-family/ about your husband’s clutter, I’d say it’s time to convince him to have a garage sale or yard sale. Even the broken items can be listed (for free) on Craigslist as “good for parts” for a cheap price. If you’re not asking a lot (like only $1-$5 per item), you’ll be able to sell much of the clutter and clear space while the proceeds add up to help with living expenses since you’re both between jobs right now.
      Try showing him on paper that if you just sold 100 items out of all the clutter at just $5 each, you could make $500 to go towards a stackable washer/dryer!

      You can also advertise on Craigslist for a handman to come put in the washer hookups for a very reduced price or for a barter (maybe you could do housecleaning or yard work for him/her in exchange for the quick plumbing job). You may have to install the hookups in a strange place, like a bathroom or corner of the living room if space for a stackable set is limited, but you can definitely get creative and make it work.

      Here’s a short list of saving money at the laundromat tips too:http://www.ehow.com/how_4505479_save-money-laundromat.html

      Good luck with everything!

      Danelle

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