These Mysterious Home Features Used To Serve A Purpose Centuries Ago

Laundry Chutes Are Still Used Today

In houses with more than one story, a small door may connect the hallway to the laundry room. Laundry chutes are designed to relieve the burden of carrying laundry; instead, you toss it down the chute to be washed.

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They’re so handy that many people still install them today. No one knows who invented the first laundry chute, or when. Newspaper articles describing early linen chutes date back to the 1890s. If your home has one, your laundry days are going to be a lot easier.

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