Clean Jokes and Puns From the Laundry Room

Happy family laundry chores, as mother and kid laugh by the washer

evgenyatamanenko / Getty

For most people, having to do laundry is no laughing matter. But, why not have a bit of fun and tell a joke or turn a clever phrase into a pun to make laundry chores more enjoyable?

Kids love a good joke, and perhaps you can use some of this humor as a way to lure them into the laundry room and teach them how to do laundry while you're there!

Laundry Question and Answer Jokes

Q: What did the first sock say to the second sock in the dryer?

A: I'll see you the next time around 

Q: Why don't men do laundry?

A: Because the washer and dryer don't run on the remote control

Q: What happens if a wolf falls in the washing machine?

A: He becomes a wash and werewolf.

Q: What happened to the leopard that fell into the washing machine?

A: He came out spotless.

Q: Why can't the comedian tell a dirty laundry joke?

A: It always comes out clean!

Q: How much fun is doing your laundry?

A: Loads

Q. Don't you get tired and feel like throwing in the towel sometimes?

A. No, that only means more laundry to do.

Q. What city has the largest amount of dirty laundry?

A. Washing ton.

Q. Why is a poker player so good at doing laundry?

A. He knows how to fold.

Q. What is a clothes dryer's favorite brand of chocolate candy?

A. Lindt.

Funny Signs at the Laundromat and Dry Cleaners 

  • Interesting sign in a Laundromat over the washers: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT
  • Questionable sign on the Dry Cleaners counter: Drop your pants here and you will receive prompt attention
  • Promise on Laundromat Billboard: Undies Made Fresh Daily

Good Clean Fun

It's Not the Detergent That Gets You

A young boy, about eight years old, was at the corner "Mom & Pop" grocery picking out a pretty good size box of laundry detergent.

The grocer walked over, and, trying to be friendly, asked the boy if he had a lot of laundry to do.

"Oh, no laundry," the boy said, "I'm going to wash my frog."

"But you shouldn't use this to wash your frog. It's very powerful, and if you wash your frog in this, he'll get sick. In fact, it might even kill him."

But the boy was not to be stopped and carried the detergent to the counter and paid for it, even as the grocer still tried to talk him out of washing his frog.

About a week later the boy was back in the store to buy some candy. The grocer asked the boy how his frog was doing.

"Oh, he died," the boy said.

The grocer, trying not to be an I-told-you-so, said he was sorry the frog died but added, "I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your frog."

"Well," the boy replied, "I don't think it was the detergent that killed him."

"Oh? What was it then?"

"I think it was the spin cycle!"

Always Read the Label

One day, a housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to his wife, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"

"It depends," she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"

He yelled back, "Texas A & M."

Never Judge Your Neighbor's Laundry Skills

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging her laundry outside.

“That laundry is not very clean,” she says. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her laundry to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder how that happened?”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

Punny Laundry Definitions:

  • Solar Clothes Dryer: Clothesline
  • Clothes Dryer: A household appliance designed to eat socks.
  • Pile of Dirty Laundry: Mt. Wash More

One Last Knock Knock Joke

Knock Knock

Who's there?


Clothes who?

Clothes the window and open this door!