The washing machine is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Back in the day, women had to spend hours boiling water, hand scrubbing clothing, hanging it out to dry, ironing, folding, and finally putting it all away, only to start all over again.
The modern appliance transformed women’s lives, letting them get out of the laundry room and in to the work force or anywhere else they preferred to be. It’s a miracle product.
That said, it can’t clean everything and the machine can’t read the tag on an item to see if it’s safe to stick in the wash, or choose the right settings without some help from us.
Here are a few things you should never put in the washing machine!