Taking Out The Wash

New Dallas on-demand services take the drudgery out of doing laundry

New Dallas on-demand services take the drudgery out of doing laundry

Laundri On-Demand
Laundri promises that worry-free laundry can be yours. Photo courtesy of Laundri

We're busy in Dallas, and anytime we can get something delivered — fresh groceries, boozecars, tacos — we're on board. Thanks to a boost from technology, Dallas now has two on-demand laundry services that are guaranteed to make life — or at least chores — easier.

Residents in Uptown, Park Cities, Lakewood and North Dallas can mark washing, folding and dry cleaning off their to-do list with help from Laundri. In fact, there’s not much Laundri won’t clean: pet beds, tablecloths, sleeping bags, pretty much any soft goods that can be transported. Log in via the website — apps for Android and iOS are launching within the next couple of weeks — to schedule your laundry pickup. Keep an eye out for a shoe shine service starting in August.

“Dallas is a great city for technology and especially for on-demand tech,” says co-founder David Burrows. “Our soft launch was in Highland Park earlier this year and people are going crazy for it.” And with good reason. Laundri’s 24-hour turnaround — and same-day service offered on Saturdays — makes it easy to look fresh and fabulous.

And because we love companies that give back to the community, Laundri gets extra props for partnering with local charities in need of clothing and bed linens. Got a pile of old clothes you keep meaning to haul off to GoodWill? Ask your Laundri driver to pick up your donation on his or her next trip. Laundri will even wash, fold and bundle the donation items before delivering it to the local organization. To date, Laundri has donated more than 700 pounds of clothing to Genesis Women’s Shelter. David and co-founder John Sanchez are actively looking for more local organizations to help in the future.

North Texas laundry-phobes can take advantage of a similar on-demand service from Wash-It-Kwik. Servicing all of Denton County, Frisco, The Colony, Lewisville and the Argyle/Lantana area, Wash-It-Kwik utilizes WashClub’s pickup and delivery service that lets you track your laundry in real time.

With roots in Brooklyn, WashClub was born from a lack of customer service in the laundry industry. Founder and president Rick Rome realized about 10 months after opening his laundry business that poor communication, sub-par service and inconsistent cleaning were fairly standard.

“I wanted to create a synonymous experience for my customers,” Rick said. “People have called us the Uber of laundry service, but that’s not quite right. We don’t contract out drivers; they all work for us. We want to be a trusted source for our customers and that’s one way we do it.”

On delivery day, customers receive a text message or email alert when the driver is about 30 minutes away and can track their delivery in real time. More North Texas zip codes are slated to be added throughout the year.