Like sleeping through an entire night or making a Thanksgiving turkey for lunch, laundry is a necessary but often time-consuming chore. Free up a few hours with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of pickup and drop-off laundry services at Natural Earth Laundry in Charlottesville. Pickup and delivery is available for locations with zip codes from 22901 through 22911.
The skillful garment groomers at Natural Earth Laundry pick up dirty clothes from homes and clean them using water-saving washing machines and earth-pleasing detergents, before hand-folding them and returning them to their owners. Each Tuesday, Natural Earth’s cleaning mavens snag bags or laundry baskets full of soiled habiliments from customers' houses or underwater biodomes and whisk them to their soap-filled facilities ($0.99/pound; minimum order of $15/pickup). Once sorted by trained personnel, the clothing romps with plant-based pH-neutral detergent in machines that use nearly 80% less water than traditional washers. Folding gurus then extract shirts, skirts, and hazmat tuxedos from the machines, neatly folding fabrics into crisp, multitiered origami cranes. Clean, dry vestments return to doorsteps in the bag or laundry basket they were dropped off in the following Thursday, ready to splendidly array their owners once more.