Laundry101’s staff picks up soiled clothing and household fabrics from customers’ homes, and returns them sans dirt and stains about 48 hours later. They dry-clean items and wash each client’s load of laundry separately so that clothes don’t get mixed up or misplaced, and afterwards place dry-cleaning on hangers and fold laundry. The staff also honors special instructions, from letting jeans hang-dry, repairing broken zippers, or adding extra starch to shirts with poor posture.
The wardrobe washers at Jackline Soap & Suds take the grunt work out of garb de-griming by taking in tarnished threads and returning them looking as clean and crisp as the day their owners gave birth to them. Drop off 10 soiled shirts for a spin in a suds-filled washing machine, where they'll be subjected to a thorough rinsing before curling up in a toasty dryer with a cup of hot cocoa and a paperback. The careful laundry laborers remove dehydrated shirts from the dryer and eradicate obstinate wrinkles with a steaming iron, returning them faster than the speed at which electricity flows through Jell-O.
Splash 'Em Out's team of professionals man an arsenal of mammoth 20- to 60-pound front-load washers that can handle up to six loads of laundry at a time. When clothes are washed clean, they're moved into extra-large dryers with high, medium, or no heat settings capable of handling anything from heavy-duty towels to delicate undergarments. For customers who prefer performing the wash themselves, Splash 'Em Out's four locations keep customers' minds off the wait with entertainment including cable TV, video games, WiFi, and a children's play area. Stained clothes get special attention from Splash 'Em Out's staff, who can remove remnants of smoke, soot, or water stains from damaged clothing and thoroughly clean horse blankets without riding the horse through a car wash.
For more than 10 years, the degriming gurus at Kahuna Cleaners have tackled stains and wrinkles before returning clothes to their wearers in tiptop shape. The cost of cleaning an average piece of apparel runs $4.25, with cleaning for coats ranging from $8–$14. With this Groupon, visitors can bring in up to a dozen men’s sports jackets and blouses or more than a week’s worth of hot dog costumes for rejuvenation. Advanced cleaning processes treat the 12 garments to a thorough cleansing, restoring them to immaculate condition as wrinkles from practicing origami on skirts smooth away and splotches from spilled coffee are banished from button-downs. Kahuna Cleaners also confronts the dust, mold, and soil collected by draperies and bedding, sending them back to houses in neat, clean folds to spruce up windows or salt-water aquariums.
Carbonation makes a cold soda refreshing, but it can also make a carpet clean. At Queen City Bluegrass Chemdry, technicians lift stains and odors from carpet with a carbonation-powered cleaning system combined with a nontoxic cleaning solution called The Natural. The quick-drying, eco-friendly process employs water efficiently, unlike typical carpet-cleaning procedures that involve spraying your living room with a garden hose. Though the company’s technicians are best known for wall-to-wall carpeting treatments, they also can wield their stain savvy to cleanse area rugs and upholstery.
VIP Cleaners restores threads with water-free solutions in the comfort of a small, independent shop. Pants, ties, comforters, and other everyday threads find themselves rejuvenated and ready to strut the closet red carpet, while the laundering of shirts leaves sleeves crisp and ready to embrace waiting arms. Bridal-gown-preservation services see the VIP staff carefully purifying dresses and placing them in specialized packaging that preserves them for future generations. The stain specialists also regularly refresh the theatrical costumes of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, and make sure to provide commensurate care when cleansing the fanciful disguises of their everyday customers.