Big City Perks: 7 Life-Changing Laundry Delivery Apps

Big City Perks: 7 Life-Changing Laundry Delivery Apps

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Brittney Morgan
Aug 30, 2016
(Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom)

Doing laundry may be a basic household chore, but if you live in a small apartment in a major city, having an in-unit washer and dryer is a huge luxury. You might be lucky enough to have a laundry room in your building or complex, but it's more likely that you're on your own with your dirty clothes.

Fortunately, you don't have to lug your things to the nearest laundromat if you don't want to. With these apps, you can have a little bit of that laundry room luxury (and your freshly cleaned clothes, of course) delivered right to your door.

Cleanly

Simply enter your pickup date on the app, and select the services you need. Fill in any extra care instructions and the delivery date you need, and submit. At your first pickup, Cleanly will provide you with a fresh garment bag and laundry bag for use on all your orders.

Services: Wash and fold, laundered shirts & dry cleaning
Platforms: iOS, but Android users can use the mobile site
Get it in: New York City
Cost: Prices vary by item and service. Orders over $30 come with free delivery, otherwise there's a $4.99 fee. There's an additional $4.99 fee for same-day service.

DRYV

Schedule an order through the app, and a DRYV driver will arrive at your set time with laundry bags for you. From there, you can give any special requests and ask questions about your order. You can view your order status through the app or the website, and you'll get an SMS text when your order is ready to be delivered.

Services: Laundry, wash and press & dry cleaning
Platforms: iOS & Android
Get it in: Chicago, Detroit & Los Angeles
Cost: Prices vary by item and service, but orders must meet a $20 minimum.

Rinse

You can schedule your order on the app or via the website, and a Rinse valet will arrive between 8-10 pm to pick up your laundry. You'll receive a text reminder 45 minutes before your pickup. The valet will give you bags to separate your clothes (white for dry cleaning/launder and press, black for wash and fold, and teal for hang dry.) When your order is complete, Rinse will send you a text to confirm your delivery.

Services: Dry cleaning, launder and press, wash and fold, hang dry & repairs
Platforms: iOS & Android
Get it in: San Francisco & Los Angeles
Cost: Prices vary, but wash and fold services start at $1.75/lb. Delivery is free unless you have a rush order, which will cost you an extra $5.

Dirty Laundry

Schedule your desired pickup and delivery time through the app, and an agent will arrive during your two-hour window to pick up your order. You can track your status through the app, and when your order is complete, your credit card will be charged and your laundry will be delivered on the date you requested. Regular laundry services have a 24-hour turnaround time, but dry cleaning and wash and press can take 48 hours or more.

Services: Regular laundry, wash and press & dry cleaning
Platforms: iOS & Android
Get it in: New York City
Cost: Prices vary by item and service, but orders must meet a $20 delivery minimum.

FlyCleaners

Simply sign up and confirm your delivery time, and a FlyGuy will arrive to pick up your clothes with a fresh laundry or dry cleaning bag. FlyCleaners' partner facilities will clean your clothes according to your app requests, and you'll be notified when your order is complete. From there, you can confirm a delivery time to receive your clothes.

Services: Wash and fold, press, hang dry & dry cleaning
Platforms: iOS & Android
Get it in: New York City
Cost: Prices vary, but orders over $30 come with free delivery. Orders under $30 have an additional $3.99 delivery fee, and rush orders will cost you $5 more.

Boomerang NYC

Through the app, enter your payment information, address and cleaning preferences and request a pickup. An employee will arrive within 15-30 minutes to get your order, which you must separate ahead of time (Boomerang will provide you with reusable bags at your first pickup.) You'll get a push notification when your order is ready, and you can request your delivery from there. Bonus: All of Boomerang's services are green and eco-friendly.

Services: Wash and fold, hand wash, hang dry, dry cleaning & minor repairs
Platforms: iOS
Get it in: New York City
Cost: $1.25/lb for wash and fold services (must meet a minimum of 10 lbs.) Other prices vary by item.

Clothespin

Clothespin will connect you with a local cleaner, and you can choose the cleaner you'd like to use based on price and customer reviews. Once you set up an order, Clothespin will ping your cleaner and they'll come to pick up your clothes. The app will let you know your order status and you'll receive a summary email with the time your order will be ready. Depending on the cleaner you use, you'll either pay via credit card through the app, or pay the cleaner directly.

Services: Services vary by cleaner.
Platforms: iOS, but Android users can use the mobile site
Get it in: New York City
Cost: Prices vary depending on the cleaner you choose, but pickup and delivery are free.

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