One new thing to learn living in the US has been how to properly use a washing machine. I had some vague ideas before starting college, but I still spent too long looking at dials before being able to do anything with most washing machines I've used in the past two years.
The machine in my apartment this summer is different-- it's large and sleek and there are instructions written on the inside of the door. There are even diagrams showing what a large load is compared to a small load, something I've been wondering about for a while now. The dials and buttons are all labeled. My laundry experience is looking promising.