Make Laundry One Less Chore You Need to Go Outside For
October 7, 2020
With people going back to work and schools reopening in Illinois, households can no longer sit on their dirty laundry every week – as many no doubt had done when mandatory shelter-in-place was at its peak. Office employees now have to wear a full office attire instead of simply throwing a jacket over a lounge shirt whenever there’s a Zoom meeting. The same goes for students as they can no longer attend online classes in just their pyjamas.
You may have had a couple weeks’ break from doing laundry, but now there’s no avoiding the need to drop off your laundry at your laundromat.
Why Pay for Laundry Services, Anyway?
Laundry isn’t difficult to do. It’s a simple task of tossing your dirty clothes in the washer, then the dryer. But anyone who has actually done laundry at home knows that there’s more work involved than what detergent commercials make you believe. It also takes longer — much longer when you’re washing clothes for a family of four or more.
How Long Does It Take to Do Laundry at Home?
A standard wash cycle takes 50 to 60 minutes, while a quick-wash for lightly-soiled clothing and towels takes as little as 15 and as long as 40 minutes. Delicate articles like lingerie, fluffy sweaters, scarves, and office pants can go from 45 to 80 minutes. The time it takes to sort out the laundry, check for stains, and fold the clean clothes afterwards can also add one more hour to the chore. Suppose you have one load for each of these wash cycles; you could easily spend three to five hours just doing laundry.
This is why businesses like ours exist: we know better than anyone the work that goes into this seemingly simple chore.
On-Demand Delivery and Same-Day Laundry: Services Everyone Needs Right Now
There are two more advantages to paying for professional laundry services apart from having more time to devote to work, your family, and other priorities: same-day service and on-demand delivery. Isn’t it a relief when you send out and receive the laundry on the same day? You won’t have to plan for another trip to the laundromat and potentially get exposed to unsanitized surfaces and people who refuse to wear masks.
Speaking of exposure, on-demand delivery is an additional service that’s very useful and necessary in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Stay-at-home orders may have waned, but the risk of catching the virus has not. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that the virus can spread through contact with contaminated surfaces, close contact with people who’ve contracted the virus, and air transmission. Maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people and wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of the virus, but the only way to be sure is to stay home as much as possible.
For these reasons, Starcrest Cleaners has exerted every effort to further improve on our on-demand delivery and same-day laundry services. We realized we’re no longer just offering convenience but also helping our customers stay healthy and safe at this time.
If you feel uneasy going out of your house more often than necessary, our services will help you. Contact the nearest Starcrest Cleaners laundromat or create an account on our website. If you drop off your laundry before 9 AM, you can have them back and delivered to your house on the same day.
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