From radios to washing machines, a lot has changed in the past 100 years that has made life easier (for the most part). Technology has helped us receive news and entertainment more efficiently, prepare our food quicker, and take care of the house with less effort. Yet there's something to be said about the old-fashioned ways. Can you imagine how it must have felt the first time you did a load of laundry in a washing machine? So take a trip back in time with us to see the most life-changing home innovations of the last 100 years, courtesy of Mode.
The toaster may not seem like a game-changer in the grand scheme of things, but when you really think about it, many of us probably take it for granted! The ability to heat our bread to a delicious, crisp product without having to deal with open flames or long wait times is really quite a privilege; just don't stick a fork in it.
Ah, the radio! In an age when you can practically find any song you're looking for on the internet in a matter of seconds, the idea of waiting for your favorite song to come on probably seems archaic. Yet before the television, the radio was the go-to for in-home entertainment. Classic radio programs offered everything from comedy to soap-operas!
While many people probably didn't have an electric washing machine until the '50s or '60s, any sort of improvement from the washboard was welcomed with open arms. If you've never washed a load of laundry by hand, just know that it is back breaking work! The washing machine is something we're glad has progressed by leaps and bounds.
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