Sunday, July 22, 2012

Baby it's cold inside

We’re now smack bang in the middle of winter (“smack bang” being the sound of everyone trying to shut off their alarm clock), and it’s pretty darn cold out there. (Apparently it has something to do with the weather.)

And when I say “out there” I’m not talking about the temperature outside. I mean anywhere that isn’t… well, that isn’t under the doona.

Having a shower now involves sprinting to turn the hot water on, sprinting back into bed to get warm again, and then sprinting one last time to have a shower before the hot water runs out. You’ve taken up cooking because the stove is the warmest appliance in the house. And you’ve been holding the fridge door open more and more because it’s warmer in there than in your kitchen.

So what can you do besides nominating yourself for the next winter Olympics?

Well, you could wear your entire wardrobe at once, which will not only keep you warm but also deflect small calibre bullets. Just remember to peel off the first dozen layers when you go anywhere that’s heated to avoid spontaneously combusting.

Another option would be to turn on every appliance in the house and hope they generate enough heat to keep you warm without blowing a fuse. Just make sure the front door is unlocked so the neighbours can let themselves in when they want to complain about the noise.

Or you could do the smart thing and rent a heater from Home Appliance Rentals.
Why is it such a smart idea? Well, for starters you’re not buying something you’ll only use for six months or so. It also means you don’t have to find somewhere to store it during the summer when the influx of visitors means space is at a premium (except between your brother-in-law’s ears).

But best of all, you don’t have to worry about dragging it into the house and installing it. (If you’re anything like me, the only “exhaust kit” you want to deal with is your comfy armchair.) Home Appliance Rentals will do all that for you, leaving you to try and tackle the mountain of washing in your laundry.

It wasn’t always a mountain, of course. You used to be pretty much on top of your laundry. But with so much rain lately you haven’t been able to hang anything out, and if you don’t do something soon the laundry will be on top of you.

Forget about rummaging around for your least dirty pair of jeans—it’s too dangerous. In fact, the pile is so high now it’s starting to snow on your undergarments.

So why not hire a clothes dryer from Home Appliance Rentals as well as a heater? You’ll knock over that laundry in no time (a decent shove should do the trick), and you’ll have something far more interesting to watch than what’s on television at the moment.

(Remember: when you see your red sock spin around for the hundredth time, it’s not a repeat. It’s an “encore”.)

Thanks to Home Appliance Rentals you can finally get out from under that doona and demolish the mountain of laundry so can focus on more important matters.

Like finding out when the winter Olympics training program starts.