We all need need to wash our clothes, but our washing machines sit unused for so much of their life!
I know that certain block of flats have a common room with a few washing machines that all tenants can use by booking time allotments.
Sometimes the machines are owned by the building as a whole but more often they are provided by an external service that also insures proper maintenance.
This solution would save all tenants money both for buying and maintaining the machines, and less waste of old house appliances. It could also mean a faster maintenance service from the renting company with respect to a single person looking for a technician!