Wash & fold laundry service is a great convenient method of having your laundry done by professionals, and it is available almost everywhere. There are no special methods used when using a service like this, as there is with dry cleaning. The main advantage is that you can save the time and the hassle by having your laundry done by a professional.
A good service will include both a drop off laundry service and a laundry delivery service all in one. They will identify any washing requirements and take care of any particular color separation or temperature requirements, so that you laundry comes out clean unscathed. A laundry professional then safely washes all of the separate loads with a high-quality detergent or other soap that you may have specified. The laundry is then gently dried and folded, or ironed, where it is then ready to be picked up or delivered back to you.
Often times there is a coin operated laundry facility or a dry cleaners that is located in the same building, allowing you to get all of your laundry needs performed at the same shop. Unlike dry cleaning which is usually charged by the item, a wash & fold laundry service usually charges by the pound. Any concern of laundry mixing or using the same load for separate clients is a no issue at reputable drop off laundry services.
If you do not have the time to visit the location there are laundry delivery services that will offer to pick up and drop off the laundry when it has been cleaned and folded. Regularly customers setup a recurring delivery schedule and can even just leave the bag outside so that it seemingly disappears when dirty only to reappear in a few days cleaned and folded. Whether you use a drop off laundry service or opt to have laundry picked up and delivered they can not only wash regular clothing but also delicate and oversize items such as blankets and rugs. The convenience of not having to struggle with the oversized items in your smaller washer and dryer is also a timesaver.
Most of the time the turnaround for a wash & fold laundry service that you drop off is one business day. There are often certain cut-off times that you can drop-off your laundry and have it back same day if you are willing to pay a bit more. If you drop your laundry off with dry cleaning then the protocol is usually to inform you once it is all completed; unless you otherwise specify. As expected the oversized garments are subject to an additional charge.
Buying a few weeks of professional laundry service as a gift is a great way to give the recipient more time and a little break from the laundry duty. This can be great for elderly parent, friends or family that are recovering from illness, or new parents.
Remember that not all drop off laundry services or laundry delivery services are the same and finding a great service requires time and asking around. Like any service professional there are great laundry professionals that you can use to keep up with the laundry when you simply don’t have the time.