Modern Laundry

November 04, 2021

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Technology has advanced quicker this last century than ever before. The telegraph turned to the telephone, and the telephone to cell phones. Medical technology has taken off and we expect an astronaut on Mars soon. But through all this, you want to know what our favorite advancement has been? A beautiful little invention called the Washing Machine.

How Far We’ve Come

Sure, we may be a little biased but looking back, it’s amazing how far we’ve come from ‘Ye Olden Days.’ Have you ever seen on TV a woman in an apron scrubbing a shirt on a rigid metal board? She was using what’s called a Washing Board. Before mechanized washing machines, these were used to scrub out dirt in everyday clothes. This was combined with soap, typically using lye and homemade from ashes and pork fat, to get them as clean as they could. 

Funnily enough, this wasn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. Inventors across the world were in a race to create a machine that would take most of the hard labor out of wash day. The first inventions were quite shocking (literally). The combination of electricity and water caused a lot of accidents that we thankfully don’t have to deal with today. This pushed inventors harder and finally around 1920, the electric washing machine we know and love today was invented.

Life In The Future

Now that we live in the 21st century, washers and their dryer counterparts are accessible to nearly everyone. From in-home units to laundromats, our wash days are far from the chore they used to be. Our washers at Anthony’s are a testament to that. 

While all fine and dandy, our machines don’t need quarters to start. They accept cards, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay! Talk about convenience. Plus, your money goes further than ever before with our industrial-sized washers that hold up to three loads in a regular washer. Even packed to the brim, the laundry comes out fresh and clean. 

And Then There’s The Soap

Remember when we talked about old fashioned soap? Some people may still prefer the lye and pork fat soap of the past but we are sure glad for modern day detergent. That’s why we carry a stock of every detergent, softener, and dryer sheet you could ever need. Modern laundry is the best type of laundry.

Is your laundry in the 21st century?

Stop by Anthony’s and see just how good the future can be.

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