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National Laundry Day

Celebrate National Laundry Day with ease - learn helpful tips, tricks, and hacks to keep your laundry looking fresh and clean!
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April 15
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Get ready to celebrate National Laundry Day on April 15! This day has been around since the late 1980s, when it was first created to recognize the importance of cleaning and maintaining clean clothing. It's also a great opportunity for everyone to take a break from their busy schedules and enjoy some much-needed rest by tackling laundry tasks like sorting clothes, washing them in hot or cold water, drying them in the sun or using an energy-efficient dryer. So let’s get started and make sure that everything is spic 'n span!

History of National Laundry Day

National Laundry Day Dates

National Laundry Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1858</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Rotational Washer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hamilton Smith patented the first rotating drum washer, a major step forward in laundry technology.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1886</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Electric Washer</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first electric washing machine, the "Thor," was invented by Alva J. Fisher, making household laundry tasks significantly easier.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Automatic Washer Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first automatic washer, which washed, rinsed, and wrung out clothes, was introduced by Bendix Home Appliances.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Laundry Day Initiation</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Laundry Day was first created in the late 1980s to encourage appreciation for clean clothes and laundry task efficiency.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Green Laundry Movement</div><div class='timeline-text'>With increasing focus on the environment, green laundry practices such as cold washing and line drying gained popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>High-Efficiency Washers</div><div class='timeline-text'>The adoption of high-efficiency washers increased as they use less water, energy, and detergent compared to traditional machines.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Laundry Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up for laundry day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put on your favorite Sunday best and do the laundry in style! Or pick out a silly costume, like a superhero or clown, and have some fun in the process.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a laundry party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and make it a party! Offer light refreshments, play some music, and turn doing laundry into a fun activity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make it a game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a timer and see who can fold their clothes the fastest! Or see how many pieces of clothing you can get sorted in one minute. Make it competitive and have some fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an art project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hang some clothesline in your backyard and use clothespins to hang up some of your old shirts. Then use fabric paint to create a unique design with the shirts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go outside</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your laundry outside and hang it up on the line to dry in the sun and fresh air. Not only will you save money on electricity, but you'll also be able to enjoy some fresh air as well.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Laundry Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages you to stay organized</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Laundry Day serves as a great reminder to get your laundry done and keep your living space neat and tidy. Regularly doing the laundry is a great way to stay organized, which can lead to feeling more in control of your day and less overwhelmed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It’s an excuse for a fresh start</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Doing the laundry can also be a form of self care. When you wash away all of your old clothes and sheets, it can symbolize a fresh start. Plus all the clean and fresh smelling items that come out of the dryer are sure to put a smile on any person's face!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It helps promote healthy hygiene</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Finally, doing the laundry every week or so is important for maintaining good hygiene. Clean clothes help remove dirt, bacteria, and germs that can accumulate in fabric over time. So be sure to regularly do your laundry and keep yourself healthy!</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for National Laundry Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Laundry Detergent Has Only Been Around Since World War I</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before the 1900s, people used soap flakes to clean their clothing. However, soap does not work well in hard water and leaves a residue on fabric. Laundry detergent was invented during World War I and was widely adopted due to its ability to clean clothes effectively regardless of the water type.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Peak Laundry Days Are Sundays</h3><p class='facts-content'>Historically and anecdotally, Sunday is the day that the majority of people do their laundry. This is likely due to it being a common day off from work and thus being a convenient time to tackle household chores.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Laundry Symbols are a Universal Code</h3><p class='facts-content'>The symbols on clothing tags are not just gibberish - they are actually an internationally recognized code that gives laundering instructions. The system of dots, lines, and simple drawings is incredibly detailed, informing you of everything from wash temperature to bleaching guidelines.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Washing Machines Use an Estimated 22,000 Gallons of Water Each Year</h3><p class='facts-content'>A traditional top-loading washing machine uses about 40 gallons of water per load. If a household does approximately seven loads of laundry per week, that adds up to an estimated 22,000 gallons per year – this is one of the reasons that high-efficiency and water-saving washers have become increasingly popular.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Longest Recorded Chain of Laundry is Over 8 miles Long</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2011, in Dique de Levante, Spain, the longest chain of laundry was hung to dry, stretching over 8 miles! This quirky world record involved the assistance of the local community and required precise planning and coordination.</p></div></div>

National Laundry Day FAQs

When is National Laundry Day?

National Laundry Day is celebrated on April 15th every year. In 2024 National Laundry Day will occur on a Monday.

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