Laundry…the dreaded chore that can never be completed. I loathe the laundry. In fact, I’d rather give up French Fries for life than have to locate all of the dirty socks and wet towels strewn throughout the house. I’d rather take 10 toddlers to the DMV over sorting all the clothes into piles. I’d rather walk barefoot through glass over washing, drying, folding and putting away all the laundry. It just never ceases to amaze me how much laundry we accumulate throughout the week — you would think 25 people live with us. And since our schedules are too hectic during the week, we are limited to the weekends to getting it done in between meal planning, grocery shopping, errands, soccer games, birthday parties, church and more. And trust me, I’ve tried to break it up into multiple loads throughout the week to keep the loads manageable, but it never fails that I am collapsing into bed just as the washer dings and am too exhausted to get up and switch it over, resulting in the same load getting washed again and again and again before it actually makes it to the dryer.
And you know the other task that haunts me? Dry cleaning, which normally sits in my car for at least 2 weeks before I get around to dropping it off…and then forget about it for 3 months.
So until I can pay Caroline an allowance to fold all the fitted sheets, I’ll treat myself to throwing in the towel every now and then and outsourcing a few loads of laundry. That’s where 2ULaundry comes in to save our weekend by giving us more time to do things we actually love to do.
HOW IT WORKS
STEP 1 // Create an account: Customize your cleaning preference, select your bags and schedule a pickup.
STEP 2 // Receive Your Bags: The following day your free personal garment bags are hand delivered by 6 pm.
STEP 3 // Stuff Your bags & Set Them Outside for Pickup
Just kidding. They won’t clean your kids, although I would pay extra for that. Stuff your bags with all the items you especially hate to wash/dry clean (fitted sheets, dress clothes, winter coats, etc.) and set them outside your scheduled pickup location by 8 am. You’ll receive a text when your driver picks them up. The bags are scanned and tracked to ensure quality assurance.
STEP 4 // Laundry Picked Up. At the cleaning facility, the garments are scanned, sorted, itemized and cleaned according to your customized instructions.
STEP 5 // Clean Laundry Delivered! The next business day, your garment bags are scanned into the system, labeled as clean and returned to you by 6pm. You receive a text once they’re dropped off fresh and clean.
The pricing is determined by your zip code, but to give you a ball park estimate I am sharing my rates.
Large Blue Bag (Wash, Dry, Fold): Holds up to 35 lbs or 4-5 loads of laundry and is $35 per pickup.
Pink Bag (Wash & Hang Dry): Holds up to 8-10 lbs or 1 load and is $10 per pickup.
Dry cleaning is priced per item. The prices are a little higher than my dry cleaner down the street, but the convenience is totally worth it and gives me hours of my weekend back to spend with my family. This is actually Matt’s favorite service since he is the main culprit of our piles of dry cleaning. He is obsessed with the one day turn around so he can wear his favorite shirts more often.
MY HONEST REVIEW
I was super impressed by the one day turnaround, the cleanliness, the perfect folding of our clothes (including the fitted sheets I tossed in there), the customization options (detergents, etc.) the ease of scheduling, reminders and status updates (done through texts) and the friendliness of my driver. Overall, this company has seriously nailed the concept and their process.
Would I recommend this service to others? Definitely. I especially recommend this service as your next baby shower gift for your new mama friend. Or your co-worker, friend, family member, etc. who needs some extra help.
Will I use this service again? Yes, especially for our dry-cleaning and all my pesky wash & hang items I rarely wash (I’m looking at you – work dresses)! Oh, and I love treating myself to this service when we’ve been out of town for the weekend and return home with suitcases of dirty clothes and no time to clean them. I can dump them all into bags on Sunday night, they’re picked up the next morning and returned cleaned and folded the following day.
And now for the best giveaway EVER. My friends at 2ULaundry have graciously offered to give away ONE MONTH OF LAUNDRY (4 large bags of wash, dry, fold) which is about a $140 value, to one lucky reader! Enter using the rafflecopter below. The contest will run through Feb. 26 and the winner will be picked at random and announced back here on Feb. 27! Good luck!
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This post is sponsored by my friends at 2U Laundry. All opinions are my own.