Want your laundry done for you? Try Laundrapp!
“The Future of Laundry & Dry Cleaning Starts Here“
I’m sure that many of you out there, just like me, hate doing your laundry. I bet you want someone else to do it for you (probably your mum), and now that Laundrapp exists, you don’t have to. Laundrapp is a laundry service that collects and delivers your laundry for you. Here’s a breakdown of how it works:
So how does Laundrapp work?
First you’ve got to figure out whether you actually live in the right area. Laundrapp currently only operates in London, Edinburgh and Birmingham. Simply enter your postcode on their website to see if you are eligible. If you are lucky enough to live in an area in which they operate, then it’s really very simple. You download the app to your smartphone, pick which items you want to be washed, pick a time for your dirty to laundry to be picked up from your house, and then pick a time for your clean laundry to be delivery back to you. It really is as simple as that.
Who is it aimed at?
Laundrapp is aimed at those who either can’t be bothered to do their laundry, or those that simply don’t have the time i.e. students, businessmen/women, or people who are just plain lazy.
What do they offer?
Laundrapp offers numerous different services and packages to suit a range of laundry-needs. For general laundry, you can get a bag (up to 8kg!), washed at 30 degrees, tumble dried and delivered back to you, all for £15. Laundrapp are very specific about the sort of care that they give to different items of clothing and different material so you’ll find there’s even different categories for a dress, a dress with trim, a silk dress, a skirt, a skirt with trim and a silk skirt. Pretty much every other type of clothing is also categorised in this incredibly specific manner so you can rest assured that Laundrapp know what they’re doing with your more valuable pieces. They even offer to clean tea towels, table cloths, all sorts of bed linen, dressing gowns, towels, bath mats – they’ve really thought of everything!
When will they collect/deliver?
Laundrapp collects and delivers at a time to suit you! They are available at anytime between 12pm and 11pm at night and you pick a 1 hour slot in which you want them to deliver. If the slots already been taken, it will be greyed out, but usually there’s still a few good spots left each day.
How much does it cost?
At first I thought Laundrapp was incredibly expensive, particularly if you’re a student. However, once you take into account the service that you are paying for, it seems much more reasonable. What’s more, I compared the price of Laundrapp to the laundry service offered by my boyfriend’s company, and Laundrapp actually came out cheaper by a few pounds! For example, you can get 5 shirts iron and hung for £10 or two dresses for £18. Please note, there is a minimum order of £15.
My experience with Laundrapp
1. I put an order through to Laundrapp through my phone (normal shirt, dress shirt, dinner jacket). I arrange for the laundry to be picked up from me at 11pm on Monday night and delivered back at 10pm Wednesday night.
2. At man arrives at 11pm on the dot on Monday with a bag for me to put my laundry in and then off he goes with my dirty clothes.
3. At 9:55pm on Wednesday evening, I receive a text saying that the delivery man is running 5 minutes late. At 10:01pm he arrives at my door, clean laundry all on hangers and wrapped in Laundrapp bags. Hardly late and very apologetic. In fact, I am actually the one that is late, but the Laundrapp man is patiently waiting at my door when I arrive a few minutes after him. There’s a summary of my order attached to one of the hangers and the items that have been cleaned have been ticked off.
4. The Laundrapp man goes on his way and I am left with clean, folded and ironed laundry. The port stain on my white shirt is gone and I have clean work clothes without having done… anything!
(sorry for the bad photos…)
I’m going to give this company an extra special shoutout for cleaning a bow-tie free of charge because it had hidden itself away in the suit jacket’s pocket. Thanks for saving me a fiver! It also got its own hanger and bag!! My only concern with Laundrapp is that it may be out of the price range of the average student and would probably suit young workers more. However, I don’t think this will deter the laziest of students from giving it a try. The service was pretty much perfect with nice people, punctual deliveries and nicely folded clothing – I’m not sure what more you could want more a laundry service such as this.
How can I get the app?
*A voucher was provided by Laundrapp so that I could write this review. All opinions are my own.