The ultimate laundry quiz

Think you know your detergent from your delicates? Take our quiz and find out just how well you really know these laundry dos and don'ts – and don't forget to let us know your score

1) What does this symbol mean?

a) Dry clean only
b) Do not bleach
c) Do not tumbledru

2) You receive an 100% silk blouse for Christmas. Are you able to safely wash it in the washing machine?

a) No – step away from the fabric softener.
b) Yep, no worries – just bung it in at 30. It will be fine, right?
c) As long as you use the hand wash function, a very mild detergent and a mesh laundry bag to avoid snags.

3) The earliest 'washing machine' was really just a scrub board (as fun to use as it sounds, we're sure). When was it created?

a) 1902
b) 1797
c) 1545

4) Which wash should your child’s grubby red football top definitely not go into?

a) Whites
b) Handwash
c) Darks



1) b
2) c
3) b
4) a