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A Wash And Fold Laundry Service Could Make Your Life Easier

Even if you have your own washer and dryer at home, there may be times when you can't keep up with your laundry. You may load the washer or dryer and then forget about your clothes until they have wrinkles set in or smell musty.

If you don't have laundry machines at home, you may hate going to the laundromat and wasting so much time waiting on your clothes to wash and dry. The best solution may be to use a wash and fold service.

Here's how a wash and fold service works and why it might be convenient for you.

Drop Your Clothes Off When It's Convenient 

Wash and fold means the laundromat washes and dries your clothes and then folds them neatly for you. This eliminates problems with wrinkles, and you don't have to waste time doing your own laundry when your life is busy.

The only thing you need to do is drop your clothes off when it's convenient for you, such as on your way to work, and then pick the clothes back up later.

Pay By The Pound

Wash and fold services are provided by trained employees who know how to use washers and dryers correctly, so you don't have to worry about your clothes being harmed. They may use several small washers or a few extra-large ones depending on the type of laundry you have. They will separate the clothing if necessary.

Washers are usually rated by how many pounds of laundry they can do, so you'll probably be charged by the pound for the laundry you drop off. Large comforters may have a flat fee. You might drop off your clothing in a laundry bag, but be sure to supply laundry baskets too for holding your folded clothing.

Use The Service When Needed

You might want to make a routine out of using a wash and fold service, but you just may want to use them as a backup when your life gets busy after you've had a baby, or when you just wish you had help with the laundry.

There may be a minimum charge in case they need to devote one machine just to wash a couple of items for you, but you can take in small or large loads. However, you may not want your laundry to pile up since that creates more work putting the folded clothes away later.

A wash and fold laundry could be a big help for your busy life when getting the laundry done turns into a big chore you'd rather not deal with.