Fun Laundry Trivia

We all know how totally boring a conversation about “doing the laundry” can be. Let’s look at some interesting facts about laundry in Raleigh NC. Laundry Express is here to help you with some fun trivia for laundry!

Here in America, laundry accounts for only 21 percent of your indoor water usage. Most would guess it uses the most. However, forty-one percent is used for flushing the toilet. If you have more than one bathroom in the home, then that is a much larger use of water. The average American family does 8–10 loads of laundry each week. A single load of laundry, from wash to dry, takes an average of one hour and twenty-seven minutes to do. This means we easily spend 8 to 10 hours on the average per week doing the laundry in Raleigh NC.

Think you do a lot of laundry? Well, if you wash and dry one load of laundry every day for the next 44 years, you just might do as much laundry as the laundry persons at Walt Disney World do in a single day. The laundry folks there wash an average of 285,000 pounds of laundry each day. They also send out somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 to 32,000 garments to be dry-cleaned daily. It takes a lot to keep Mickey looking good.

Some interesting laundry trivia include a look back in history. In August 1776, the British forces occupied New York City. Needing to get information about British troop movements was critical to General George Washington. However, the Patriot Army had no really good way to get this valuable information. In 1778, Benjamin Tallmadge recruited a small group of trusted men and women. The Culper Spy Ring began to use laundry to help them gather and pass along important information. Anna Smith Strong, whose husband local Patriot judge Selah Strong, was confined on the British prison ship HMS Jersey used the laundry on her clothesline to leave signals regarding where spies should gather to share information.

In the Civil War a laundress was paid from fees deducted from a soldiers’ pay. Each enlisted man had 50 cents withheld monthly, unmarried officers $1.00 to $2.00 monthly and married officers paid $4.00 monthly.

One of the largest outdoor laundry facility is Dhobi Ghat. Dhobi Ghat is found in Mumbai, India. Dhobis or washermen and their families start their laundry business early in the morning. The laundries are row upon row of concrete wash pens each with its own flogging stone. The clothes are dipped in soapy water, then beaten on the flogging stones then rinsed clean. The next day, the clothes are neatly pressed and delivered to the owners.

Ever been interested in interpreting your dreams?

  • Dreaming that you are doing your laundry might be a suggestion that you are looking to clean up your ways or need to change your image because you are concerned about how you appear to others.
  • Dream that you are having someone else do your laundry could possibly mean that you have been gossiping with others. Maybe airing someone else’s dirty laundry by hanging it out for all to see.
  • If the dream involves about sorting the laundry,” it indicates that you are trying to understand your own feelings and sorting out your attitudes.”

If you are being run ragged, just attempting to keep up with all your extra laundry in Raleigh NC. give Laundry Express a try! We offer state of the art machine for washing and drying your clothes. We also offer laundry services that include dry cleaning, wash-dry-fold, and stain removal! Don’t get behind on your family’s laundry. We are here to help! Visit Laundry Express soon!



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