Located a stone’s throw from the Ohio State University campus, Blue Bubble Express Laundromat houses an extensive fleet of clothes-cleansing equipment that thoroughly washes and dries the garments of students and locals alike. Front-loading washers hold 18- to 80-pounds, and efficient dryers carry equally hefty loads. Express washers digitally display the remaining time in each cycle, and many of Blue Bubble Express Laundromat’s Energy Star– and CEE–certified machines use less gas and electricity than regular devices. Wash-and-fold service lets customers drop off bundles for pickup about two days later, or they can wait for clothing to dry on-premises while gazing into three LCD televisions, perusing the information superhighway with free WiFi, or reading a flipbook on the history of fabric softener.
In business since 1967, the garment caretakers at SunLight Cleaners know their way around a stain. With a combination of laundry service and professional dry cleaning, the crew behind the counter renews clothing, bedspreads, and overcoats, folding them into tidy stacks for patrons to pick up. As efficient self-service machines tumble and dry clothing, patrons can while away the time watching SunLight's DirectTV hookup or basking in the waves of free Wi-Fi.