Apartment laundry rooms are cold, creepy lairs that foster mold, mildew, and never-ending games of Snakes and Ladders. This Groupon erases laundry room fears with $30 worth of laundry and dry-cleaning service from CityCentric for $15. Use your $30 toward wash-and-fold service ($32 for 20 lbs.) or dry cleaning ($6.95 per sweater, $11.75 for two-piece suits; see full price menu here).
One of CityCentric's expert stain-and-smell analysisist comes to your apartment hamper, condo hamper, office hamper, or hamper hamper (anywhere in the DC Metro area, there is no drop-off option) and picks up your dirty clothes. Each of CityCentric's professional cleaners will sort your clothes into lights and darks, then use a gentle, organic detergent to keep your clothes bright and your skin un-hivey. Delicate materials are always hand-washed and line-dried, and your clothes will get their own roomy washers and driers. Because CityCentric uses eco-friendly products, you sidestep the chemical smells and potential disasters of normal dry-cleaning practices. After cleaning and pressing the items, the clothes are returned a few days later (pick a delivery location that works for you), much faster than the speed at which electricity flows through copper wiring.
After receiving your Groupon, go to CityCentric's website to create an account, where you can choose your pick-up date and organize your order. Use the add $30 button and enter your Groupon ID number as your coupon code to activate your credit. You'll be required to include your credit card number (in case you have more than $30 worth of dirty clothes). Put your clothes in a clear plastic bag if possible (you can include notes with the clothes or tape to mark stains), and they will be returned to you in an official CityCentric laundry bag. Doing laundry couldn't possibly be simpler and more convenient unless Benjamin Franklin invented a simpler and more convenient way of doing laundry using a horse, 28 tallytoos of whipping-yarn, and two bushels of barley sugar.
Nice clothes are an investment, and ragged clothes are precious reminders of sword fights fought and lost. Protect the shirt that has special meaning in your life (the one you wore on your first date with Bobby Finkelstein, the one you wore to the PSATs, the one you wore to lunch with Dennis Farina, etc.).
CityCentric founder and CEO Matt Mandell is the reputable entrepreneur behind DC Snacks and other successful endeavors. Though CityCentric is relatively new, the folks at Daily Candy caught the scent of fresh laundry:
- The wizards will...deliver dry cleaning to and from their own organic cleaner. CityCentric is fully insured and bonded, so you can trust them with the keys and get back to your life. It’s nearly tantric. – Daily Candy
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Investing in clean clothing is investing in your future. People who wear clean clothing on a daily basis typically earn 17% more, have children who will eventually earn 17% more, and live 17% longer. Here are other can’t-miss investments to ensure a prosperous future:
- Stocks, bonds, and Beanie Babies
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