What, you still do your own laundry?
You fire up the washing machine, throw in the colours separately, add the powder and then put it in the drier when it’s done? Then you manually fold it?
That’s so old school!
After all, this is the 21st century that we live in and there’s an app for everything.
Laundry is the latest part of our lives to get an app makeover.
For £15 with the Laundrapp you can get 1.5 times your typical washing machine load done by a professional cleaner. They’ll pick up your laundry, wash it, dry it, fold it and then deliver it back to your front door.
You can also get 5 shirts washed and ironed for £8, as well as bedding, suits and dresses. The Laundrapp website has all the details.
I must admit, I was a little nervous about first using it.
Having backpacked my way around the world previously, I’m no stranger to the occasional item going missing.
However, my laziness, intrigue and a voucher code from Laundrapp (see end of post) got the best of me, so I jumped in and ordered.
I quickly downloaded the app from the App Store (also available on Android) and entered in my postcode to check if my part of London is covered.
Next, I entered my payment details. Using the camera and clever character recognition technology, I didn’t even have to type in my credit card number.
This gave me one of those “huh, cool!” moments you get with new technology.
With payment details entered, I chose the service I wanted.
Then I simply set the pickup time and delivery time.
Fortunately, they could pickup the next day and then deliver two days later. This was a pretty good turnaround time. Even better, they could deliver after office hours.
How convenient! I explained to nobody around but myself.
I hit the great big green “Place Order” button and the process was done without getting up off my comfy spot on the sofa that had perfectly formed to my bum.
The next day, a friendly chap appeared, who started chatting to me in Greek having recognised my name! The process looked a bit like this:
My laundry then disappeared for two days and suddenly it was back in my hands washed, dried and folded.
I’m pleased to report that all items came back and there was no shrinkage or any other of the typical laundry mishaps you make as a student.
In all, it’s a pretty clever service and it all felt very seamless.
Would I recommend it?
That depends on whether you’d rather save £15 or would rather save the time it takes you to wash and dry your clothes.
Fortunately, there’s no harm in giving it a try and making up your own mind. Especially because for your first order you get £10 off.
You can do that either by either visiting the website and grabbing a code on there, or alternatively using the code LONDONCYCLIST which will give you £10 off and in return give me £10 off my next order too!
To download the app head to laundrapp.com and optionally use the code LONDONCYCLIST for £10 off.
Now if someone could just come up with an app to fix my puncture without getting up off the sofa…
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