Close your eyes and imagine a friendly laundry professional coming to your door, picking up that pile of dirty clothes, whisking them away to be cleaned and bringing them back the exact same day at a time convenient for you and your schedule. You’re still dreaming about it right? Well, it’s not a dream! WashRunner offers on-demand, same-day delivery laundry service and takes care of your clothes quickly and efficiently so you can finally scratch one thing off your to-do list. We tested the service out and (spoiler alert) it’s exactly what laundry dreams are made of.
photo: Jennifer O’Brien
How It Works
Create an account at WashRunner.com and schedule a free pick-up at your home or office. Bag your dirty items in plastic trash bags or laundry bags so they’re ready to go when the driver arrives. You don’t even have to worry about separating everything — the washers handle it for you, dividing items according to fabric color and type. Our driver arrived right on time (to the minute actually!) to pick it all up and took four big bags full of sheets, duvet covers and a comforter to be cleaned. The best part? They were all returned the same evening — smelling great, stain-free and neatly folded to perfection.
Wash It All Away
WashRunner uses special detergents and spot removers to make sure everything comes back impeccably clean. Orders are kept separate, so your items are never mixed or washed with a stranger’s items. They fluff and fold everything and bag it neatly before it’s returned to your care. If you have shirts that need laundering, you can request they come back hanging or boxed and starched if needed. Bigger items like comforters and blankets may take a bit longer to clean and may need to be returned the following day, but WashRunner brought ours back in just five hours.
photo: Jennifer O’Brien
Less Grime, More Time (For You)
As parents, we’re so busy all the live-long day. This service takes one thing off your plate and gifts you with time to do something way more fun with your littles like taking a hike, playing mini golf or visiting an aquarium. Pssst… or maybe you can steal some time for yourself and watch some high-quality TV (we’re looking at you, Bachelor).
Even if you can’t make WashRunner part of your weekly cleaning repetoire, we love the idea of using it to wash all those big bulky items that take up so much time and space in the washing machine — duvet covers, sheets, towels and comforters — especially before company comes to visit or after they leave.
Cost: Same-day laundry service runs $1.60/pound (with a $30 minimum) and includes delivery and all cleaning supplies used. Sheets cost slightly more at $5-$10, and blankets and comforters run $15-$25 depending on size. They can also weigh your laundry for you before cleaning to give you an accurate estimate of the final price.
Hours: Pick-up and delivery are available from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week.
If you give WashRunner a spin, we’d love to hear what you think and what you did with all that extra free time!