Your dryer was so efficient, you could even leave the door to outside wide open — even when it was raining — while you gingerly caressed your favorite pink appliances (featuring matching cabinetry).
Decorating the room for extra happiness
You might even put up a mobile to make the laundry room even cheerier, given all the time you liked to spend in there. (We imagine that the mother and daughter in this photo had been standing there, snuggling the blanket, for an hour and a half when this photo was taken.)
The perfect housewife gets dressed up for the wash
Your reverence for these household machines ought to suggest the appropriate formal attire for laundering duties.
All about that “magic minute”
It’s all so keen, you were even cool with showing off your wonderfully clean apron while Junior sat on the floor… eating a bowl of mud.
Just turn it on like this!
Doing laundry in the 1950s was so simple! You only needed one hand!
That’s… not how it works
“Ah, yes, ma’am — I think I figured out the problem. See, you’re supposed to take the detergent out of the box.”
A little musical accompaniment
Laundry time was all the more fun when the work was accompanied by ukulele music.
A good fifties housewife makes the laundry room comfortable for guests
When you were done pointing to the clothes, always take a seat and help yourself to a piece of fruit — all conveniently located nearby!
A stacked washer/dryer helps with housework drudgery
If you folded some towels and set them out — next to a cup of detergent — you could go relax. Fool the world into thinking you’re hard at work doing laundry.