A laundry list was originally a list of clothing items sent to be laundered and, more idiomatically, a long, boring list of items.

Upon discovering a recorded Axanar language message on an Axanar cargo ship in 2151, Trip Tucker speculated it could be a laundry list or instructions how to conquer the universe. (ENT: "Fight or Flight")

After Garak had falsely declared a message from the Gamma Quadrant to be just an old planetary survey report in 2373, he ironically asked Julian Bashir to tell Captain Sisko that he'd happily decode any Cardassian laundry list which appeared on Sisko's desk. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow")