Laundry Tips & Tricks

Laundry Fun Facts

October 06, 2022

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Laundry Fun Facts

  • Walt Disney World does 285,000 pounds of laundry every day (Wow!)
  • The average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry per week (Let Easy Kleen do it for you)
  • 2% of American’s use a clothesline to dry their laundry (Easy Kleen has dryers!)
  • The world’s largest outdoor laundry is in Mumbai, India (How long is that wait??)
  • Astronauts eject their dirty laundry into space (Oh my)
  • In Switzerland you could wait up to ten days to use the shared laundry room (There’s no wait at Easy Kleen)
  • 70% of dirt on clothes is invisible (Easy Kleen gets it all)
  • You perspire about 6 liters of sweat a day (Eew)
  • The first washing machine was called “Thor” (Of course it was)
  • Detergent was invented due to a soap shortage (Necessity is the mother of invention)
  • Dryers have only been around for 200 years (Best invention ever?)
  • Early sea voyagers washed their clothes by dragging them behind their ships (No wonder they were salty sailors)
  • Before the 1800 people wore the same clothes for a week before soaking them in ashes and urine (Heck no)
  • Ironing was a technique introduced by the Chinese a thousand years ago (Goodness)
  • Old washing machines used close to 50 gallons of water per wash (!!)
  • The cost of an electric washer in the 1920s was $81.50 (Sign me up)
  • The dryer wasn’t a household item until the 1960s (Clotheslines took too long to dry)
  • Each 8-pound load of laundry contains 53 grams of grime shed from your body (That’s why your laundry weighs less when it’s clean)
  • Liquid fabric softener can help soothe eczema (Noted!)
  • Most people around the globe do laundry twice a week (Bring it to Easy Kleen!)
  • Only 46% of people in Africa and the Middle East have a washing machine (We could wash their laundry!)
  • More and more people are becoming sensitive to fragrances (We have free and clear detergent!)
  • Heating water accounts for 90% of a washing machine’s energy usage (Eek!)

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