In the moderate-priced homes, the laundry trays are located either in the kitchen or in the basement, and much may be said in favor of each location. If the laundry is located in the cellar it necessitates an extra stove for boiling the clothes and imposes extra work on the servant carrying the clothes down to wash and up again to hang out, to say nothing of the extra steps that must be taken answering rings at the door bells. Further, it makes inconvenient the servants work, for she cannot well do her washing and at the same time tend to the meals which are cooking. On the other hand, if the laundry is located in the cellar and well partitioned off, there is less danger of the steam and odor permeating the living-rooms.

In the larger, more expensive homes a separate laundry, located on the ground floor, adjoining the kitchen, will be found desirable. This will afford light, air and easy access to the yard to hang out clothes, as well as a direct means of approach to the outside doors, and supervision of the kitchen. The completely equipped laundry will have three laundry trays, a washing-machine, either power or hand; centrifugal wringer or separator for removing the free water from clothes; a clothes drier and a gas-heated hand mangle. Provision should be made in the yard for drying clothes in the open air during favorable weather, the driers being reserved only for stormy days. Of course, an iron stove, which can be used also for boiling clothes, and the usual ironing horses and other portable pieces will likewise be required, but the latter partake more of the nature of furnishings than fixtures.

So far no manufacturer of plumbing goods has had sufficient enterprise to adapt an ordinary portable washing machine, such as are sold by hardware stores, and are run by water motor or electric motor, to an ordinary laundry tray. This is a matter which could easily be done, and there is a large field awaiting such a fixture.