7 Interesting Cleaning Trivia Facts

Here is some cool trivia that you may enjoy!

Laundry At Walt Disney World

If you wash and dry one load of laundry every day for the next 44 years, you’ll clean as much as the folks at Walt Disnew World do in a single day. The laundry cast members wash an average of 285,000 pounds each day. In addition, between 30,000 and 32,000 garments are dry-cleaned daily. Gotta keep Mickey looking sharp!

Clothesline Signals Aid Victory in Revolutionary War

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 were spies should gather to share information.

Civil War Washerwomen Earned More Money Than Soldiers

The salary of the laundress was paid by the Army by deducting the frees from the 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. If the officer’s had family traveling or visiting with the company, additional fees were negotiated. Since each laundress was responsible for 20 to 30 men, she was well-compensated for her back-breaking labor.

Laundry Statistics For The Average American Family

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 complete – unless you streamline the process. Only 21.2 percent of American households use a clothesline.

Mumbai Home to Largest Outdoor Laundry

The largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat, can be found in Mumbai, India. Dhobis (washer men) and their families start their 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 lathery water, then hammered on the flogging stones and then dried on clotheslines. The next day, the clothes are neatly pressed and delivered to the respective owners.  The Dhobis are specialized in laundry only. They have agents who gather and deliver the clothes to customers.

Laundry Water Usage

If you want to conserve water, laundry accounts for only 21 percent of your indoor water usage. Forty-one percent goes for flushing the toilet. Do what you wish with this information.

Laundry in Dreamland

If you dream about doing laundry, perhaps these explanations will help you interpret your dreams. If you dream that you are doing your laundry, it suggests that you are cleaning up your act or changing your image because you are concerned about how you appear to others.  If you dream that you are having someone else do your laundry, you’ve been gossiping. Someone’s dirty laundry is out there.  If you dream about sorting the laundry, it indicates that you are trying to understand your own feelings and sorting out your attitudes.


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