Like a high-school football game, laundry day forces otherwise fashionable people to don ill-fitting pants, cutoff shirts, and mascot heads. Tackle your hamper with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of dry-cleaning and wash-and-fold services as well as a personal dry-cleaning bag at Laundry Locker 24/7 Dry Cleaners. Choose from six locations in San Francisco or Berkley, or opt for a voucher good at any of Laundry Locker's 650-plus concierge, condo, apartment, office, and public drop-off locations, many open 24 hours a day.
Laundry Locker 24/7 Dry Cleaners' fleet of laundry pickup boxes collects soiled duds for convenient wash-and-fold or dry-cleaning treatments, a service that ranges all over the San Francisco area and for which the company was named winner of SF Weekly's Best Dry Cleaning award in 2011. Patrons safely ensconce laundry in VIP bags and drop off garments at a storefront location or one of the cleaner's 650-plus lockers, alerting the store of a clothes drop-off via email, text message, or 49ers flag hung at half-staff. Laundresses and laundry lads then sort clothes into wash-and-fold ($1.49/lb.) or dry-cleaning piles, sprucing up fibers with hypoallergenic and eco-friendly detergents in a wash separate from other patrons' items.
Dry cleaning rids pants ($5.97), dresses ($11.06), and sweaters ($5.97) of odors and spots, with trained technicians fixing loose buttons and erasing stains carefully pointed out by stickers. Staffers then fold, hang, and package clean duds up into bundles as neat and tidy as Mr. Clean's alphabetized sponges, carefully placing them back in lockers within two days of pickup. Bringing the process full circle, text messages or emails alert patrons when clothes are ready, and guests pick up duds at their leisure from the 24/7 boxes without the worry of early closing times.