What is wash and fold laundry?

The Folde laundry service offers wash and fold laundry service, which means you can spend less time on laundry. Let us handle laundry day! Here is some wash and fold laundry Q&A from The Folde!

The Folde | Wash and Fold Laundry Delivery App | Austin & Houston TX

Why you should use a wash & fold laundry service?

There are tons of reasons to use a wash and fold service. Here are the top two:

  1. Save Time: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends over 8 hours per month on laundry. Outsourcing even some of your laundry to a wash and fold service is guaranteed to save you some considerable time!
  2. Quality Treatment: Commercial washing machines have much more cleaning power than the residential washing machine in your house. These provide a much more thorough clean to your laundry. However, bigger washing machines also use a larger amount of water and utilities. 

How much does wash and fold laundry service cost?

The Folde offers flat-rate pricing on wash and fold laundry. There are two flat-rate bag options. 

Our Standard Bag is $35 and holds about three loads of laundry and measures 22" x 28". That ranges from 20-30 pounds depending on the assortment. We also have an XL Bag for $45 that holds 30-40 pounds. This X-Large Bag measures 24" x 36".

The flat-rate pricing eliminates the sticker shock of your laundry. You know exactly what you’re paying upfront and have full control of the value based on how much you stuff your bag. You can see more on the differences between the bags here.

The Folde | Wash and Fold Laundry Delivery App | Austin & Houston TX
The Folde | Wash and Fold Laundry Delivery App | Austin & Houston TX

How is wash and fold laundry packed for delivery?

The traditional laundromat wash and fold service has two goals: clean the clothes as fast as possible and as cheap as possible. This means that the intangible treatment that you’d expect from a professional service might be overlooked. 

The packaging and presentation is a big factor when deciding quality. At The Folde, we believe wash and fold doesn’t mean wash it, fold it, and stuff it back into one big wrinkled mess. As a standard treatment, we return all collared shirts, blouses, and dresses on hangers after a complimentary steam treatment to reduce wrinkles. This means your more formal garments are returned wrinkle-free!

The Folde also offers drawer-ready packaging – meaning your clothes are returned in individual drawer-ready bags aimed at getting your laundry organized and ready for the drawer. Saving two hours on laundry doesn’t mean much if you have to spend hours hauling a big bag around between rooms to get the clothes sorted.

What is the differences between wash and fold and dry cleaning?

Wash and Fold: Wash and fold is the laundry service for your everyday laundry. Your laundry is sorted by the laundry service, washed in a commercial washing machine, tumble dried in a commercial dryer, then folded for you. Some people use this as a replacement for their washing machine and others use it when they just need some help getting caught up!

For example: Socks, Tshits, Jeans, Sheets, and Towels.

Dry Cleaning: Dry cleaning is a much more involved process than wash and fold. First, your clothes are inspected, treated for stains, then cleaned with a chemical solvent. No water is used in dry cleaning! Clothes are gently washed in the solvent to cause the soils, stains, and oils to loosen. These garments are then either steamed or pressed to remove wrinkles.

Garments made of taffeta, silk, wool, velvet, acetate, and fabric blends that include rayon, silk, and wool should be professionally dry-cleaned unless the care label says differently.

The Folde | Wash and Fold Laundry Delivery App | Austin & Houston TX

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