There’s virtually no household that hasn't experienced laundry gone wrong. In a classic scenario, a family member puts your beloved cashmere jumper from a fancy Parisian boutique you could never afford on your own on a spin of death and it shrinks just like your dreams of putting it on ever again. You try to stretch the fabric until it tears away and this is a farewell you knew was comin’.
In reality, laundry fails are so common, I am wondering how come they’re still not included in the Olympic games... right next to the wine glass breaking race.
Bored Panda has compiled a list full of hand-selected (you bet!) laundry fails that is basically a low-key guide on how not to murder your clothes in what seems like a hundred different ways.
Just Some Regular Rubber Gloves Washing Accidentally Opened The Gate Of Hell
It's A French Sweater Anyway
The Many Stages In My Sweater's Life
Laundry is one heck of a stressful business. It’s a wheel of fortune: you pour some soap, set the temp, and hope for the best. The problem is, usually, luck is not on our side.
With your favorite cardigan and jeans shrunk so that they wouldn’t fit a Barbie doll, you have now become an inaugurated participant in adult world problems. But bear with me, there are some things you may wanna try and do to unshrink your teeny tiny clothes.
They Look Dry Enough
I Shrunk My GF's Favourite Sweater, But Her Loss Is Oak's Gain
Turns Out Washing Machines Do Eat Socks, But There Were More Surprising Things That We Found
Today, my husband got tired of fooling with one of the washing machines that was just not working properly and decided to take it apart, starting with the bottom panel. To his shock, this is what he found... Socks, underwear, a credit card… and that is just what was in the bottom of the machine. When he removed the water pump that removes the water from the machine, he found about $7.00 in change.
Reader’s Digest suggests placing your article of clothing in a bowl, filling it with lukewarm water, and adding two tablespoons of gentle shampoo or conditioner. Let it soak for half an hour, decide whether you want to rinse it or leave it on (either way may work), and place your clothing flat on a towel.
Roll it up so that it remains damp and not soaking wet. Then, unroll the garment, lay it flat to dry, and pin the edges of the garment. At this point, all you need is time and patience. After the garment is finally dry, it should be wearable again.
If you fellow Pandas have any other ideas or tricks to unshrink your clothes, feel free to share them in the comments!
Sorry For Your Loss Meredith, We Kind Of Shrunk Your Favorite Sweater, But Ella Loves Her New Sweater
These Six Socks Were Washed Together, One Shrunk
My Pillow Said "Washing Machine And Dryer Safe." I Open Up My Dryer To This
Washed My Favourite Jumper
Accidentally Washed My Wallet And This Dog Appeared
So My Washing Machine Took A Little Walk
Accidentally Put My Wool Hat In The Washing Machine. Label Said Hand Wash Cold
I Accidentally Put My Leather Gloves In The Washing Machine
Today Is A Pink Day
Apparently Sometimes "Dry Clean Only" Really Does Mean Dry Clean Only
"I Got A New Sweater Today Because Mom Sucks At Doing Laundry"
Mom Lesson Of The Day: Check The Pockets Before Doing The Laundry
You Think You’ve Raised Them To Be Rational Human Beings, And Then You Come Around The Corner And You See This
Did The First Load Of Laundry Of The Decade. 2 Rolls Of Toilet Paper Fell Off The Top Of The Fridge And Into The Washing Machine Without Me Noticing
Accidentally Chucked My 2-Year-Old's Lovely Hand-Knitted Dress In The Wash And It Came Out Felted, Newborn Size
After hearing me exclaim "Noooo!", my 4-year-old son came running into the laundry to find out what had happened. He was quick to console me by reminding me that I will soon have a newborn to put it on. What a sweetie.
My Husband Washed His Jeans Today... With A Few Red Car Rags
Nothing Like Pulling Out A Warm Pillow Out Of The Dryer Right Before Bedtime
And This Is Why You Let Your Wife Do Your Laundry And You Do Not Wash 100% Wool Sweaters In Hot Water. I Promise I Could Fit This Yesterday
I Washed Christophers Work Id And Made Him A Cyclops
I Accidentally Washed And Dried My $10 Bill And It Shrunk To A Quarter Of Its Normal Size
When You Accidentally Put Your Gloves In The Wash
Laundry Fail. One Of Sena’s Favorite Sweaters Is Hers No More
Honey, I Shrunk My Sweater
Because When Life Gives You Over Sudsy Laundry Problems And Your Kid Is Home On Chanukah Break You Just Have To Make The Best Of It
I Seem To Have Accidentally Shrunk Ed's New Outfit In The Wash
When You’re Having Monday Problems On A Tuesday. Now How In The Heck Am I Supposed To Clean This?
Really? Seriously This Is Inside Of My Washing Machine. How A Bag Of TJ's Pretzels Got Into My Hamper I Will Never Know
Farewell, Then, Beloved Jumper. In A Moment Of Distraction, You Were Bundled Into The Wash With Everything Else And Met Your Demise
Don’t Know How I Managed To Do This Today But Somehow I Did A Load Of Laundry With An Entire Box Of Kleenex In It
Yay, Pull-Ups In The Washing Machine
My Wool Sweater Shrunk In The Wash
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