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How Much Laundry Does the Average Family Do per Week?

The average family in the United States does eight to 10 loads of laundry each week, with almost 70% of this work in married households being done by women. More than 20% of all water used by US households is estimated to be for doing laundry. A load of laundry takes an average of one hour and 27 minutes, which takes into account washing and drying. About 20% of laundry loads in the US are washed again because of dissatisfaction with the result, with men being more likely than women to rewash a load of laundry.

More about laundry:

  • The amount of laundry done at Walt Disney World in a single day is roughly equivalent to one load a day for 52 years.

  • The average container of laundry detergent in the US weighs about 7 pounds (3.18 kg).

  • There are more than 35,000 coin laundries in the US, and they made almost $5 billion US Dollars (USD) in 2012.

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