robots
RIP Your Dreams of Never Folding Laundry Again, the Laundroid Is Dead

The next time you find yourself worried about the robot apocalypse, remember that after years of development this little robot couldn’t even fold laundry. Read More >>

apps
Brilliant Garment-Saving App Translates Those Confusing Laundry Tag Symbols

When laundry day finally rolls around, how often do you follow those washing care instructions included on garment tags? Never, right? Because those obscure symbols might as well be hieroglyphics. But a new app called Laundry Care works like a smartphone Rosetta Stone to automatically translate them for you. Read More >>

star wars
Washing Duty Is Probably Not How R2-D2 Pictured His Retirement

He helped the Rebels defeat an evil empire, but little did R2-D2 know his glory years were behind him, and ahead lay a lifetime of menial chores including gobbling up your washing so that it doesn’t end up as a dirty pile on the floor. Read More >>

gadgets
A Fake Vibrating Bar of Soap Promises to Hand-Wash Your Clothes for You

Is there anything worse than having to waste an evening hand-washing your clothes in a sink while on holiday? Absolutely not. So the creators of the Dolfi wants its little contraption to do most of the work for you, passively scrubbing clothes clean using ultrasonic vibrations while you're sipping Mai Tais on a beach. Read More >>

giz explains
There’s a Better Way to Dry Clean Your Clothes

Everyone has a few garments that they need to dry clean on occasion, even it's just for that one wedding every few years. But the solvent most commonly used in the process, known as "perc," is a known carcinogen. Fortunately, there's a better option available. Read More >>

uncategorized
The Hamper Chair is Your New Best Excuse for Never Doing Laundry

It's hard not to feel guilty when your underwear is on its third tour of duty because you haven't done laundry for weeks. But Brandon Washington has managed to find a plus side to procrastinating on a trip to the laundrette with his Martino Hamper chair that's all but useless without a mountain of soiled garments. Read More >>

science
This Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Plastic Beads Instead of Water

While today's high efficiency washing machines use far less water than their predecessors, they still consume between 37 and 90 litres of water per load—and as much as 34,000 litres per US household per year. That's a lot of water just for cleaning clothes, especially with the growing drought conditions throughout the American West. But Xeros' revolutionary washing machines could reduce our laundry water usage to a trickle, using... plastic beads? Read More >>

advertising
Tide-Infused Inks Makes These Shirts Self-Cleaning

In a breakthrough that could vastly improve life for uni students—and their parents—around the world, Tide has developed what could very well be the world's first self-cleaning t-shirt. Read More >>

space
How Often Do Astronauts Wash Their Clothes in Space?

It's one of the most mundane tasks you probably undertake so, if you're anything like me, you probably put off doing your laundry until the absolute last minute. But do astronauts do the same in space? Read More >>

design
This Clothespin Cable Car Manages to Make Laundry Day Less Depressing

You can avoid for it as long as possible, re-wearing outfits again and again, but eventually the awfulness that is laundry day will come. It's even worse if a clothesline is involved, requiring you to painstakingly hang garments instead of just cramming them all in the dryer, but this adorable cable car clothespin holder should bring you at least a sliver of joy. Read More >>

fitmodo
Laundry Punching Bag Gets You Fit While Being a Slob

Good news for slobs who let their dirty laundry pile up for months and months between washes. With this Punch Bag laundry bag they can turn their mountains of smelly shirts and unmentionables into an intense workout. Read More >>

chatroom
Does a Dryer Really Need Apps?

There's a good old-fashioned knob on the front of Whirlpool's new Duet washer and dryer pair. But there's also a little LCD screen right next to it. The screen helps you digitally dial in the settings, and it includes a "built-in suite of Laundry Apps." Read More >>

space
NASA Wants a Washing Machine for the ISS

I was joking when I said this looked like a washing machine being installed on the International Space Station. Now NASA is serious about it. You know, because astronauts stink. Read More >>