process of washing textiles

Laundry is the washing of clothing.[1] Laundry is often done in a special room called a laundry room. Some shared homes have shared laundry rooms.[2] Businesses that wash clothes are called laundromats[2] or launderettes.

Example of a laundromat
Washing clothes by hand using large tubs

Laundry is done by washing with soap and water or detergent and water. The clothing is stirred roughly in the soapy water, and then moved to be rinsed in clean water. Washing can be done by hand or with a washing machine. The clothing is dried in a clothes dryer or on a clothesline. Sometimes after the clothes are dry, they are ironed or pressed.

References change

  1. "laundry". The Free Dicationary/Farlex Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Why do people use laundromats?". Reddit. Retrieved 2 January 2016.