Clients rarely cross the threshold at Excellent Cleaners. Every day, the cleaners' fleet of yellow cars canvas their area picking up bags full of customers' clothing free of charge. They then refresh items and lift away stains using a waterless system, even hemming skirts and sewing on buttons at customer request. The next day, garments get loaded back onto the delivery car and returned to its owner, usually full of stories about their "spa day."
This Groupon banishes $100 worth of yesterday's shirt-grime, blouse-muck, and pant-putrefaction for $39 with dry cleaning at relaxx Dry Cleaning. An expert stain-and-smell analysisist comes to your apartment hamper, condo hamper, office hamper, or hamper hamper and picks up your dry cleaning. He or she carefully inspects, cleans, and presses the items, then returns them one to three days later, much faster than the speed at which electricity flows through copper wiring. In the past two years, Sheriff Woll has arrested only two people, both of whom were attempting to break into his home during his daily nap and were released after helping set up a hammock.
Located near San Diego State University, The Washboard's newly remodeled facility welcomes DIY launderers with a host of new coin-operated washing machines and accepts sullied clothing by the pound as part of its drop-off service. Washer pricing varies by capacity, water temperature, and speed, consuming fewer quarters for a quick two-load cleansing ($1.50) than a hot, 6.5-load cycle of soiled ramen noodles ($6). Three-load dryers ($0.25 for 12 minutes) tumble garments into toasty, arid submission, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and free WiFi entertain patrons in the interim. Helpful attendants wash and dry shirts, pants, linens, and towels ($0.95/lb.) and fold them into origami tributes to Michelangelo's David.
Unlike many cleaners, Cosmopolitan uses hydrocarbon dry cleaning, an eco-friendly alternative to garment cleaning. And they've been at it for 20 years, so they not only understand the importance of environmental friendliness, but also listening to their clients and following through on their requests. Their services include dry cleaning for suits, shirts, blouses, and sweaters, as well as laundering for dress shirts, which will be folded and placed in a box, or folded into a paper airplane and flown to your home. They also accept linens, household fabrics, and wedding dresses, and offer tailoring services.
The row of shining chrome machines at Get It Clean Laundromat resembles a futuristic landscape. Everything inside the laundromat is so spotless and pristine, it could only be from the 23rd century. When you bring your clothes in to get cleaned, you can wash and dry them yourself or leave them by the drop off service counter to have them washed, dry cleaned, or pressed all in the same day. Either way, a cozy waiting area with plush couch and chairs gives you somewhere to relax and become hypnotized by your revolving clothes.