We got a new dryer delivered last week ahead of the snow storms. We had been without one for almost 2 weeks only because Sears was unable to deliver it earlier. It turned out better than I had expected mainly because I did feel like I had to do the wash, dry and fold all at once. Plus, I did smaller loads over the course of the week instead of putting it all in one day. Fortunately, we were not doing towels or anything heavy so that was the main reason why it worked out.