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The History Of Laundry

Laundrapp has turned five years old! With on demand laundry services like these now available and all-singing, all-dancing washing machines commonplace in the home, it’s easy to forget just how difficult cleaning clothes used to be. Here we take a look back at the history and evolution of laundry through the ages.




If laundry and dry cleaning is taking you an age, let Laundrapp  take a load off your hands. We collect, clean and deliver your items straight to your door – hurrah!

For more helpful articles and expert cleaning guides, head over to our blog.

Animation by The Animation Guys.


Written by Angela Freeth

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