But this iPhone App can be your new best friend. Laundry Pal is a handheld guide that you can take with you shopping or to the laundromat (whether it's across town or downstairs) that will help to decode those strange laundry symbols.
It also provides you with a bunch of random laundry tips that range from semi-secret tricks to hints you never thought of that just make sense.
Plus, Laundry Pal also has a beginner's step-by-step instructions to doing laundry—making Laundry Pal the perfect graduation gift if you're a mom sending your "whats-a-dryer-sheet?" kid off to college with $50 and a bottle of Tide.
Check it out here at Hipfire (You'll also find a link to the Laundry Pal on the iPhone App Store there).