Laundry is one of the most time-consuming activities as a college student; the sorting out, washing, drying, and folding.. YUCK! Luckily, about two weeks ago I found the solution to my “crisis” while surfing the App Store. Cleanly, an On-Demand laundry service can be dubbed as the Uber of the laundry world. Cleanly was founded by Tom Harari, Itay Forer, and Chen Atlas as a startup in Brooklyn, NY. During your first appointment Cleanly gives you a bag to put all of your clothes into, picks it up, washes, dries, and even folds your clothes.
Look at the end result:
All of this happened within a span of 24 hours and yes, you read right, next day clean clothes. Sure, most of these actions might take a couple of hours to do yourself, but what you’re paying for here is convenience. Here’s how my latest Cleanly experience went:
Saturday (10/17) 8 pm: Scheduled for a pickup Sunday morning between 10 and 11 am and Delivery for Monday morning between 7 and 8 am.
Sunday (10/18) 9:30 am: Text received from Cleanly reminding me of my pickup
Sunday (10/18) 10:27 am: Cleanly Valet calls me and tells me he is outside, so I buzz him in and comes up.
Sunday (10/18) 10:29 am: Clothes are picked up and en route to the laundry
Monday (10/19) 6:30 am: Received text confirming my delivery window between 7 and 8 am
Monday (10/19) 7:15 am: Cleanly Valet is outside my apartment building
Monday (10/19) 7:16 am: Clean, fresh and folded clothes arrived just in time for school.
So, what does this convenience cost you?
Cleanly offers Wash & Fold, Wash & Press, and Dry Cleaning. Wash & Fold will start at $1.50/lb. with varying prices for bigger items like Comforters and Pillows. Dry Cleaning starts at $6 and can go up to $38, again depending on the size of the garment you are looking to service. There is a $20 dollar minimum, but trust me, after two weeks of laundry that won’t be a problem. While this might sound as an expensive service the price justifies itself when I compare it to the amount of money (and time) I spend at the laundromat doing two weeks worth of laundry. The convenience here is time and for most of us our time is valuable.
Don’t worry about your clothes getting ruined; they have a tab in order for you to select the correct settings for your clothes. If for some reason Cleanly feels like they need to wash your garment a certain way, they will take care of it in order to keep your clothes in good condition.
I have used this service four times now and I have fallen in love with it. Even if this makes me look like a lazy human, it makes me a happy human. If any of you want to give it a try I have a $20 Coupon for you. Use Promo Code Cleanly20 and give it a try! I know y’all will fall in love with it as much as I did.
Cleanly offers service in Manhattan (Up to 135th St) and in some areas of Brooklyn (Zip Codes 11249, 11211, 11231, 11217 and 11215) with promises to expand further into Brooklyn and eventually all five boroughs of the city. The app is free and is only available on iOS Devices. For those of you that don’t have an iOS device, Cleanly offers web-based online ordering, so there is no excuse for you to not try this service! Give it a try and make sure to leave a comment below with your experience.
Here are some app screenshots: