Old-fashioned laundry services needed a makeover…
If there is one task which everyone finds tedious and boring, it is the task of doing laundry. Now we have startups offering the convenience of getting our laundry done safely and quickly.
No doubt, there are regular laundries in all cities but clothes have to be delivered to their laundry and picked up on the date of readiness which is generally about 3-4 days at least. Then there are thousands of local outfits in our cities who carry out washing and ironing in shacks. Their charges are very low, but quality of workmanship and hygiene leaves much to be desired.
Laundry startups for the perfect wash and wrinkle-free pressing…
The app and website-based laundry chains provide an optimal solution to the various pain points. First of all, you can place a pick-up request on phone, website or app and the pick-up will be done by the company’s ID-carrying representative at the time slot preferred by the customer.
At the laundry, the garments are carefully examined for stains, tagged and then segregated based on fabric and colour. Each customer’s clothes are washed in a separate batch without mixing therein clothes of another customer. Washing or dry-cleaning, drying, ironing and wrinkle-free packaging follows. Washing is in fully automatic laundromats with water and special detergents. Ironing is done with steam irons or an industrial press.
Prices charged are competitive and rates are even quoted on per kg basis by some of these laundries. Turnaround time for washing is 48 hours, whereas dry-cleaning takes 2-3 days. Delivery under express service would be in half-a-day. These laundries are also able to undertake related activities such as darning, bleaching, whitening, dyeing, carpet or curtain cleaning etc at extra cost.
As indicated by it's name, 'Ironwala' undertakes ironing only with free pickup and delivery thrown in. Their advanced steaming equipment is said to be the gentlest and safest method to remove wrinkles.