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07th Jun 2016

Some absolute genius has invented a laundry-folding machine

Just take my damn money!

emma lahiffe

We’ve been waiting for this our whole lives.

If the thought of doing laundry makes you want to throw in the towel, you’re going to love this invention.

A California-based start-up has created the FoldiMate, a robotic laundry-folding machine tailor-made for people who just hate foldin’.


“FoldiMate is like having a friend that folds the laundry for you,” the company explains on its website.

Here it is in all of its glory:


Image via FoldiMate

Alright, it’s not the nicest-looking machine you’ve ever seen. But it will be equipped to fold, steam, soften and even perfume your laundry in seconds, so you never have to again.

The company says it takes around 10 seconds to fold each item and can hold between 15 and 20 pieces of clothing at a time.

FoldiMate is still in development, but it’s set to be released in 2017 and is expected to cost in the region of £500.

You can join 59,000 other people who really hate folding and pre-order the machine here.


“Will it be worth it?”, we hear you ask. Our survey says: