Another area that expats ask about when arriving is dryers. It is extremely rare to seem a tumble dryer in a household in Korea. Most people let their clothes dry by hanging it up on a balcony or porch. There are also dry cleaners that offer tumble dry services. However, it is generally inconvenient and expensive. If you’re living in Korea permanently or in the long term, it might be worthwhile investing in dryers. You might be able to find one in a department store, but it probably isn’t worth a trip since more likely than not, they won’t carry one. Instead look at online stores especially ones that carry washing machines or big kitchen appliances like refrigerators. You could also try Craigslist for a used tumble dryer since many expats sell items cheaply there when they move back home. You would probably need to hire an electrician in order get it hooked up in your apartment.
However, before you spend your money on buying a new or used dryer to be outfitted in your house, scope out your neighborhood or check out some of the online maps for laundrymats. Interestingly enough, some of these laundrymats only have dryers and no washing machines, but the vast majority have both. Even with the ones that have both, feel free to ask for the use of only one of the machines if you want to bring wet laundry from your home, straight to the dryer. Some of these laundrymats also deliver so even if you can't find one a couple buildings down from you, you can certainly see if there's one close enough to deliver.