Don't get too excited; the world is still working on an app that will do your laundry in your home with no effort from you. But until that app is ready, some apps will provide laundry pick up and delivery services, laundromat locations, washer and dryer controls, delivery of laundry supplies, and stain removal tips.
How to Find Laundry Apps
We all need a little help now and then with taking care of laundry. Most of the apps are free and available on Google Play for Android devices or Apple iTunes for iOS devices. Simply download the apps to your mobile devices.
Here's a list of some top apps that you'll find helpful for your laundry routine.
Fabric Care Label Apps
- Labels (Google Play): Created by Julia Krikun, Labels explains the care label symbols found on clothing.
- Laundry Pro (Google Play): Created by Vladimir Makarov, Laundry Pro offers an easy to read graph of the meaning behind laundry symbols.
- Laundry Day Care Symbol Reader (Apple App Store): To translate laundry care symbols, snap a photo and the app's image recognition provides a translation of what each symbol means and how to clean the garment.
Stain Removal Apps
- Clorox myStain (Apple App Store): From the Clorox Company, tips for stain removal and laundry advice.
- Purex Laundry Help (Google Play, Apple App Store): The Purex Laundry Help App offers stains removal tips and laundry advice.
- The Ultimate Stain Remover Tips (Google Play): Created by Alex Tam Ming Yen, this app offers advice on stain and odor removal throughout the home.
Basic Laundry Instruction Apps
- Laundry Instruction (Google Play): Created by Dondochaka, this app is a simple question and answer checklist for washing clothes.
Laundry Timer Apps
- Rinset Laundry Timer (Google Play) Rinset helps you keep track of your laundry time and notifies you once your washer or dryer is done. Perfect for college dorms, apartment laundry rooms, and forgetful home launderers.
- Laundry Time (Google Play): Developed by Ten on Ten Studios, this app will allow you to keep track of up to four washers and dryers. It also includes helpful laundry tips.
- Most colleges and universities offer site-specific apps linked to dorm laundry rooms to help students avoid laundry disasters.
Laundry Pick Up and Delivery Services Apps
- Rinse (Google Play, Apple App Store): Provides pick, cleaning, and delivery of laundry and dry cleaning in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, and the DC Metro Area.
- Task Rabbit (Google Play, Apple App Store): Provides laundry services and other tasks like food shopping, house cleaning, and running errands. Available in 19 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, LA and OC, London, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC.
- Press (Google Play, Apple App Store): Laundry and dry cleaning services in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, and Atlanta.
Laundry Detergent Delivery App
- Amazon Dash Button: This button connects to your home Wi-Fi network and with a single touch will place an order on Amazon to ship selected laundry products. Available for Amazon Prime members only.
Washer and Dryer Apps
- LG Smart ThingQ (Google Play): LG Smart ThingQ Laundry app allows you to monitor, modify or diagnose your smart washer and dryer from anywhere. The app also includes a laundry guide to help with stains and laundry care label icons.
- Samsung Smart Washer (Apple App Store): The Samsung Smart Washer App allows you to control your washer or dryer from your smartphone, notifies you of the status of the appliance and allows you to solve a problem from your mobile device.
- GE Connect Appliances (Google Play and Apple iTunes): This GE app allows you to track your GE washer and dryer cycles and set alerts right from your mobile device.
Laundry Room Design
- Laundry Design Ideas (Google Play): Created by Moon Glaive, this app offers design ideas for creating an attractive and functional laundry room.
Free Laundry Games
- How to Wash Clothes: A Laundry and Ironing Game (Google Play): Play a game based on the basic routine of laundry and ironing.
- Kids Washing Machine (Google Play): Simple, colorful laundry game for kids that make laundry fun.
- Laundry Detergent Factory (Google Play): Move through a factory and make your own laundry detergent.