Serious Q, where is your washing machine?
If you’re British chances are it’s in your kitchen.
But, a German woman has really rocked the laundry basket after claiming that the best place for a washing machine is in fact the bathroom.
Taking to social media, Twitter user Melis, explained that in Germany “It‘s the MOST NORMAL thing” to have the washing machine in the bathroom and not the kitchen where it “definitely doesn’t belong.”
Of course her tweet went insanely viral, lead mainly by baffled Brits who couldn’t imagine putting the household device anywhere else (well, apart from a utility room if you’re lucky).
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???? IM- pic.twitter.com/s5evTPwgap— melis (@biebersgrills) May 29, 2019
Many argued that the kitchen is the only room there is space to house a washing machine.
Unless you are rich in the uk, it’s in the kitchen whether you like it or not.— mal ⎊ (@nasasbuteras) May 29, 2019
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.— The Thrill 👑🇳🇬 (@YaGuyEmeka) May 30, 2019
omg what i have it in my kitchen and i thought it was the most normal thing— ً (@ummjji) May 29, 2019
To me it’s weirder doing the washing in the same room where there is a toilet..— The World’s Biggest Zac and Taylor Stan 🥰✨ (@efrontomyswift) May 30, 2019
ours is in the kitchen.. my whole life was a lie— ARMYS EXPOSED (@serendipotaeto) May 29, 2019
Though Brits were totally confused about the washing machine in the bathroom revelation, pretty much the rest of the world couldn’t understand why you’d have a washing machine anywhere else.
same in romania,,, why would it be in the kitchen...— a misses bts (@perkyhobi) May 29, 2019
imagine going to the kitchen to wash your clothes 💀— ree (@Reesmiix) May 29, 2019
It lowkey makes sense to put it in the bathroom https://t.co/wyINkLp9Ua— G (@earths_guest) May 30, 2019
It isn’t the first time this debate has lit up social media.
Back in 2017 ‘Location, Location, Location’ presenter Kirsty Allsopp kicked of the discussion after saying she doesn’t believe washing machines belong in kitchens.
“It is disgusting, my life's work is in part dedicated to getting washing machines out of the kitchen,” she wrote.
But is Kirsty right to question how hygienic it is to keep washing machines in the kitchen?
“Having your washing machine in the kitchen isn’t unhygienic as long as you don’t place your dirty socks on the chopping board ;),” explains Roxanna Pelka from Helpling.co.uk.
“More important is that you clean your washing machine regularly as it is a real germ incubator itself, especially if it doesn’t get cleaned with every washing cycle.
“To avoid the spread of bacteria and smells, pour 50g baking soda into the drum and fill up the detergent drawer with 50ml of vinegar. After only one empty run, the now lime-free drum smells fresh again!”