125 Laundry Fails That Most People Can Relate To

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.

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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.

#1 Just Some Regular Rubber Gloves Washing Accidentally Opened The Gate Of Hell

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#2 The Many Stages In My Sweater’s Life

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#3 They Look Dry Enough

#4 I Accidentally Put My Leather Gloves In The Washing Machine

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#5 Washed My Favourite Jumper

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#6 It’s A French Sweater Anyway

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#7 My Pillow Said “Washing Machine And Dryer Safe.” I Open Up My Dryer To This

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#8 Accidentally Shrunk My Sweater While Doing Laundry

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#9 I Shrunk My GF’s Favourite Sweater, But Her Loss Is Oak’s Gain

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#10 You Did Not Do Well

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#11 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.

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#12 My Wool Sweater Shrunk In The Wash

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#13 Accidentally Put My Wool Hat In The Washing Machine. Label Said Hand Wash Cold

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#14 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

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#15 When You Accidentally Put Your Gloves In The Wash

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#16 Mom Lesson Of The Day: Check The Pockets Before Doing The Laundry

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#17 You Would Think They Would Make These Things Waterproof

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#18 Laundry Time

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#19 So, I Came Back To Check On My Laundry

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#20 Apparently Sometimes “Dry Clean Only” Really Does Mean Dry Clean Only

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#21 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

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#22 Really? Seriously This Is Inside Of My Washing Machine. How A Bag Of TJ’s Pretzels Got Into My Hamper I Will Never Know

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#23 My Husband Washed His Jeans Today… With A Few Red Car Rags

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#24 Nothing Like Pulling Out A Warm Pillow Out Of The Dryer Right Before Bedtime

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#25 AirPods Were In The Pocket Of My Jacket

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#26 So My Washing Machine Took A Little Walk

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#27 My Friend’s Laundry Machine Did This

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#28 These Six Socks Were Washed Together, One Shrunk

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#29 I Washed The “Antistress” Pillow

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#30 I Accidentally Washed And Dried My $10 Bill And It Shrunk To A Quarter Of Its Normal Size

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#31 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

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#32 Today Is A Pink Day

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#33 When You’re Having Monday Problems On A Tuesday. Now How In The Heck Am I Supposed To Clean This?

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#34 I Feel Guilty For Murdering This Turtleneck

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#35 Honey, I Shrunk My Sweater

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#36 Oops

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#37 Farewell, Then, Beloved Jumper. In A Moment Of Distraction, You Were Bundled Into The Wash With Everything Else And Met Your Demise

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#38 My Mom Is Gonna Kill Me

#39 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

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#40 I Did Laundry. She Lost Her iPhone

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#41 Sorry For Your Loss Meredith, We Kind Of Shrunk Your Favorite Sweater, But Ella Loves Her New Sweater

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#42 Laundry Fail. One Of Sena’s Favorite Sweaters Is Hers No More

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#43 You Think You’ve Raised Them To Be Rational Human Beings, And Then You Come Around The Corner And You See This

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#44 Pretty Sure This Counts As A Laundry Fail. My Sweater Is Now For A 3-Year-Old

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#45 This Is What Happens When You Accidentally Put Wool In The Dryer

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#46 I Washed Christophers Work Id And Made Him A Cyclops

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#47 Yay, Pull-Ups In The Washing Machine

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#48 Washing Machine Shook The Detergent Off

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#49 Whoops, I Shrunk This Awesome Sweater From My Gramma. Looks Like My Nephew Is Getting Some Swag

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#50 Guess I Should Have Read The Care Instructions Before I Washed My Cardigan And Tossed It In The Dryer. Oops

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#51 Laundry Fail

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#52 Any Small Children Out There Needing A Toque That Accidentally Went In The Dryer?

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#53 Did You Know This Was Even Possible? It’s Like Something In A Cartoon. Only I Could Fail At Putting Soap In The Washing Machine

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#54 When You Accidentally Shrink Your Toddler’s Hat And It Doesn’t Even Fit Your 6-Month-Old

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#55 When You Open The Dryer And Your Laundry Looks Like Soft-Serve

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#56 Just Washed Some Pillows

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#57 When You Accidentally Leave Your Glove In Your Back Pocket Of Your Shorts And Wash Them

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#58 Accidentally Washed My Wallet And This Dog Appeared

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#59 This Lady’s Laundry Today

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#60 It Won’t Give Back My Laundry

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#61 When You Accidentally Put A Sneaker In The Washing Machine

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#62 Washed A Memory Foam Pillow In The Washer

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#63 Laundry Fail

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#64 So How Does This Happen? Same Washer Load, Same Dryer Load, Different Socks? I Don’t Get It

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#65 I Washed Some Cushions That Got Wet In The Damaged Storage Building. They Exploded. I Closed The Lid And Walked Away. I Quit

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#66 “I Got A New Sweater Today Because Mom Sucks At Doing Laundry”

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#67 Oh My Poor Little Jumper I Loved So Much. When You Leave Paul Doing The Washing While You’re In Rehearsals. Although I’ve Only Turned Our Washer On Once, So I Can’t Really Complain

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#68 Note To Self, Check The Label Before Stuffing Unusual Things In The Washing Machine

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#69 When Your Loving Mother Does Your Children’s Laundry Whilst You Are Away For The Weekend And Washes Your Baby’s Favorite Hand Knit Sweater

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#70 This Is Why I Am Banned From Doing Laundry

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#71 Good Chance These Won’t Be Working Anymore

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#72 There Was An Attempt To Wash A Hat

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#73 I May Have Shed Tears This Morning. Elke’s Bowline Sweater Went Through The Wash

She literally lives in this mama-made hand-me-down (and that hat). True to her cool form, she took it in stride and requested another one, this time in a very specific shade of kinder bunny blue. Putting all other WIPS aside to get that done for you, sweetie. Should probably track down some superwash though.

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#74 I’m Not Entirely Sure What Happened. Dryer Maybe? Anyone Need A Pair Of Weird Sandals?

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#75 How To Tell Your Husband You Accidentally Shrank His Favorite Wool Sweater

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#76 My Wife Did Something To My Favorite Wool Sweater. Can’t Put My Finger On It, Though

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#77 Washed My Machine Washable Pillows. They Exploded

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#78 My Mom Had To Scan This Pic Of My Dad At A Young Age For My Sister, But She Forgot About It In Her Pocket And Accidentally Washed It. She Is Broken Up Over It

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#79 My Stepdaughter’s Unicorn Toy Was Kind Of Dirty So I Thought I’d Be Nice And Wash It

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#80 Mad Skillz. Pink Is The New Black

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#81 This Is What Happens When Your Kids Start Learning How To Do Laundry And Accidentally Wash My Sweater

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#82 I Decided I Should Wash Everything. So I Threw My Pillows In, They Were Far Below The Fill Line Then They Exploded And Burned. My Washer Is Not Doing Well Now

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#83 I’ve Been Doing Laundry For Nearly 25 Years And This Is The Worst Mishap So Far. No Idea What Went So Wrong, But This Blanket Literally Disintegrated

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#84 J Crew Sweater, Girl’s Size 10

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#85 I Seem To Have Accidentally Shrunk Ed’s New Outfit In The Wash

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#86 Uh-Oh, Looks Like I Need A Lesson In Washing/Drying 101

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#87 He Shrunk One Of My Favorite Sweaters

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#88 Wash Your White Clothes For Only 0.80 USD Sounded Like A Good Deal To Me. Not Sure If It Really Was

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#89 Cute Leopard Print Doll Shirt? Or A Human “Dry Clean Only” Shirt? You Decide

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#90 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.

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#91 My Fav Sweater

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#92 When You Remember That Wool Shrinks In The Dryer

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#93 The Moment Kurt Realised He Washed All His Whites In With A Yellow T-Shirt

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#94 Rule #1 Of Laundry Is Check Pockets. Did Not Remember To Do That This Time. And Apparently There Was A Blue Crayon Somewhere

Inside of the brand new dryer is now blue too. Oops! Sorry.

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#95 I Guess I Wasn’t Supposed To Put That In The Wash

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#96 I Kept Thinking About Harry Potter And The Awful Sweater Petunia Tried To Get Him To Wear. Only I Wanted To Keep This One

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#97 Don’t Be Like Me: Read The Washing Label. The End

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#98 How’s Your Day Going? My Shirt Got Stuck In The Laundry And That’s A Pretty Accurate Representation Of The Trajectory Of My Day

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#99 I Really Liked This Sweater

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#100 My So Accidentally Shrunk A Wool Tank Top My Mom Knit Me, But The Good News Is Bagheera Got An Amazing New Dress Out Of It

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#101 Fixing This Sweater That I Accidentally Washed With A Purple Fluffy Jacket

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#102 Dog Threw Up On The Bed, Fiancee Asked Me To Switch The Laundry When I Got Home. This Is What I Found

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#103 My Sister’s Friend’s Washing Machine Did This

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#104 This Sweater Used To Fit Me

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#105 Hangover Washing

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#106 Laundry Fail

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#107 Well, It Was My Favorite Sweater

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#108 When Mom Accidentally Shrinks Her New Sweater Down To Havanese Size

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#109 Rapture? Or Aaron’s New Skinny Jeans?

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#110 Just In Case You Were Ever Wondering, Floppy Straw Hats Don’t Do Well In The Washing Machine

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#111 Sometimes You Learn The Hard Way. I Just Converted My Favorite Hat Into A Perfect Gift For My 10-Week-Old Niece By Accidentally Drying It

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#112 Thought It Would Be A Great Idea To Wash My Dodgeball Shoes

Except one got stuck in the dryer preventing the dryer from spinning. And basically melted. The other one was fine. So now I have one perfectly good shoe, one shoe that looks like a shrimp, and wet clothes.

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#113 Slight Fail On The Washer Setting For My Big Baggy Blue Sweater

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#114 I May Have Shrunk This. Dog For Reference

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#115 I Put This Sweater In The Dryer

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#116 My Big Achievement Of The Weekend

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#117 Oops, Fail Of The Day. From Big To Small

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#118 Slight Laundry Hiccup. Perhaps My 2-Year-Old Niece Would Like A Merino Wool Jumper?

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#119 Honey, I Shrunk Your Sweater

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#120 Post-Flu Sanitize Cycle Of All Bedding And Mike’s Sweater Snuck In. Oops. Lol

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#121 Well It Finally Happened. I Fell For The Whole Load Of Whites With One Red Thing, Just Like Rachel. It Can Happen To Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

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#122 Accidentally Washed An Entire Box Of Bounce Strips

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#123 I’m A Terrible Girlfriend And Accidentally Washed My Boyfriend’s Pocket Watch That He Liked

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#124 Someone Put Their Laundry Detergent In My Washer When My Clothes Were Almost Done. I Had To Wash My Blankets 2 Times After This To Get Their Detergent Out

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#125 So This Was My Favorite Oversized, Tunic Length Sweater That Got Washed And Dried And Now I Feel Like I’m In The Movie “Big”

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