Just as Bob Dylan lost his edge when he went electric, jug-band music hasn’t been the same since washboard players started banging on high-speed washing machines. Put the electric washboard to better use with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get two weeks of pickup and delivery service for up to 40 total pounds of laundry from Laundry Moms (up to a $64 value), which serves the following areas. Although the 40 pounds can be divvied up between the two weeks, regular charges ($1.60/lb.) apply for any additional weight.
Laundry Moms delivers a weekly reprieve from the most infamous household chore by abducting dirty clothes and linens and promptly returning them washed, dried, and neatly folded. After designating a convenient pickup location and delivery time, Laundry Moms arrives on schedule, ready to whisk shirts, pants, and bed sheets to the land of detergents and cleansing carousels. Before folding clothes into neat piles of origami cranes, Laundry Moms either tumble dries them or, as one of several extra services, hangs them on a clothesline ($1/piece) to dry in the open air and properly display “Hang in There!” motivational T-shirts. The typical turnaround is 48 hours, but Laundry Moms offers expedited service for an additional fee ($10).