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Buying a washing machine? Think about renting too

29 April 2024

When it is time to buy a new washing machine, you are faced with an important decision. The choice between buying and renting (or leasing) can have a big impact on your finances, sustainability, and long-term convenience. In this article, we explore why a washing machine subscription, as offered by Homie, can be an attractive option alongside the traditional purchase.

The cost: upfront and long-term

When buying a new washing machine, the initial cost is often the biggest barrier. High-end models can be expensive, and while cheaper options are available, they can be less efficient in the long run due to higher energy consumption or a shorter lifespan.

Costs with a washing machine subscription

A washing machine subscription, like Homie’s, spreads these costs over time. For a fixed monthly fee, you not only get a quality washing machine, but also maintenance and repair at no extra cost. This can provide financial security and reduce unexpected expenses.

Sustainability and flexibility

Buying a washing machine also means thinking about its lifespan. When a machine fails, you face the challenge of replacing it and disposing of it responsibly. This contributes to electronic waste, a growing environmental problem.

Sustainable rental

With a washing machine subscription, Homie takes responsibility for the life cycle of the appliance. This can mean machines are recycled or refurbished for reuse at the end of their useful life, contributing to a circular economy. It also reduces the impact on the environment. 

Maintenance and service

Those who choose to buy should also think about maintenance. While many modern washing machines are reliable, repairs can be expensive and time-consuming, especially outside the warranty period.

Carefree with a subscription

A big advantage of a washing machine subscription is that maintenance and repairs are included. For example, Homie offers service guarantees that eliminate worries about breakdowns or performance problems. This not only saves costs, but also time and effort.

Technology and upgrades

Technology is constantly evolving. Those who buy a washing machine may find that their model becomes obsolete over time, which can affect efficiency, features and even compatibility with smart home systems.

Always Up-to-date

A washing machine subscription can offer the flexibility to upgrade to newer models. This means you always have access to the latest technology and efficiency, without the need for a large one-off investment.

The practical considerations

For those who move regularly, owning a washing machine can be impractical. Transporting heavy appliances can be expensive and cumbersome.

Mobility with a subscription

A washing machine subscription offers more flexibility. Depending on the provider’s terms, it may be possible to suspend the subscription or take the washing machine with you to a new address, which is a significant advantage for people in transition.

Contributing to a more sustainable world

Choosing a washing machine subscription fits within a broader trend of socially responsible consumption. By choosing to lease rather than buy, you support business models that focus on sustainability and reducing waste. This aspect particularly appeals to those looking for ways to make a positive impact on society without compromising on convenience and quality.

Choose Homie: carefree with professional support

One advantage of a washing machine subscription from Homie that should not be underestimated is access to professional customer service and technical support. In case of questions or problems, a team is there to help you, something that is often limited to the warranty period when buying on your own. This direct line to the provider can eliminate many concerns, especially for those who are not tech-savvy or simply don’t want to spend time figuring out breakdowns or maintenance issues.

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