All the Info on Laundry Services by WishWash
As you may know, we currently use WishWash Laundry concierge service. It’s been such a game changer for our family! I get SO many questions on how it works, how much it costs, etc. that I thought I would answer all of your questions and have enlisted the experts at WishWash to share all the tips.
How we use WishWash:
We do (1) load of laundry per week every Wednesday…just enough to fill the laundry bag that they provide. I love that they give you a laundry bag to use! This bag could hold up to a few lbs of laundry. We usually do around (1) lb of laundry per week (averaging $30-$40), but will skip a week if we are traveling. You do not get charged unless you submit your order! To skip a week, you simply text they auto-text that week ‘SKIP’ and they will not send their pick-up driver.
For what we include vs. doing laundry at-home…
We do not use the service for 100% of our laundry, probably 75% though. I still do a load of laundry every week to 10-days with things that have to be done immediately (dirty clothes, dish rags, etc.) If I have a lighter laundry week, I will just send towels, bedding, etc.
I do not include my intimates (personal preference), but you can if you want. In fact, my husband sometimes includes his (ha!) Each week I do a mix of…our nicer bath towels, Ford’s clothing and any of our clothing including nicer clothing that we normally would take to get dry cleaned. I LOVE that they can make my blouses, dresses and my husband’s “work clothing” look super clean, fresh pressed and ready to be hung in our closets. They even will provide the hangers, so all you have to do is hang your fresh clothing! I definitely prefer the service for nicer clothing items that I worry about ruining in the wash! They always get our light stains out and have not shrunk or ruined anything to date. I even include my workout clothes (all Lululemon which has special instructions for laundry) and they keep them looking amazing!
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More tips from the WishWash team:
HOW DOES WISHWASH WORK?
Click on Schedule WishWash or download the WishWash KC app. Create an account and select a recurrent pickup or choose one-time service and set your pickup date and time. Bag your laundry in any bag that ties at the top, trash bags work just perfect! If you're going to be a regular route customer, we'll send you a WishWash bag back with your first order. Then place your bag on out on your porch on your pickup day and one of our friendly concierges will be by to pick it up! It will return to you the very next day... clean, fresh, on hangers and folded to your specifications, and ready to wear or put away!
WHAT LAUNDRY PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
WishWash has partnered with another local KC company, Made by Mixture, to bring you the very best in laundry products. Hand-mixed in small batches and scented with your favorite oil blends, their luxury laundry products are gentle yet effective. Simply choose your favorite scent or go with our unscented option and we’ll do the rest.
I WANT MY WHITES WASHED SEPARATELY. DO I NEED TO SORT MY CLOTHES?
Of course not. We are here to make this as easy for you as possible. Throw it all together in your bag and we'll do the rest. We do all of the sorting for you. When sorting, we take consider color, item, and the care instructions on the tag. Our only request is that you make sure everything you give to us can be washed and tumbled dry.
WILL ANY OF MY ITEMS BE PLACED ON HANGERS?
It is our routine to hang collared shirts and slacks and hangers are included in the price of the service. But we can hang as little or as much as you'd like, just customize your preferences within your account! If you'd like us to use your hangers, just send them with your laundry.
CAN I SEND ALL OF MY LAUNDRY? EVEN UNDERGARMENTS?
Yes, of course! Send it all, we're here to do all of your normal laundry and most of our clients send us just that! If you have any pieces that need special care, simply bag those items separate and leave us a note about how you'd like the WishWash team to care for them.
DO YOU ACCEPT DRY CLEANING?
Yes, we do that too! Just place your dry cleaning in a separate bag and we'll take care of it for you. One-stop shop!
CAN YOU DO STAIN REMOVAL?
Of course! We do light stain removal. If you need heavier stain removal, there's an option for that within your order. We've got you!
WHAT ABOUT LINENS?
We do that! Tablecloths, sheets, towels- we can accommodate pretty much anything. We can also hang tablecloths for you, just ask!