Laundrify for the W-I-N

by Cristina | Last Updated: March 3, 2020

We all have that one household job that really just rubs us the wrong way.  You know the one thing that you push to the side and keep putting it off because you really just don’t want to do it.  Ok maybe there’s more than one of those household jobs. However laundry is far and away my least favorite chore.  

Oh come one.  Laundry sucks! Not only does it suck it’s never ending- especially when you have kids.  I have been doing laundry in perpetuity since I was nesting for my first child. Every time I think I have done it, I’ve caught up! I find a new basket filled with clothes.  I’m not even sure where it comes from anymore. Surely my husband is messing with me?!

How does my husband wear 9 shirts between Friday and Sunday I may never fully comprehend.  Speaking of things I just don’t understand, what exactly is my son doing throughout the day that leave his shirts so dirty or with the occasional hole.  Also do not get me started on the random pile of unmatched socks I have accumulating in a bag in the laundry room. I keep hoping that one of these days I will find a match or finally discover where the deep dark abyss is that has swallowed all the other socks along with the hair ties. 

Between getting all three kids to their activities, doing their homework, cooking, cleaning, picking up, and then picking up again (because they love to make a mess after I pick up), I just don’t have it in me to do the laundry.  Then when I do have it in me to “do” the laundry- it ends up in the dryer for days. Ok full disclosure: I have been known to restart the dryer, fluff the clothes a bit and pull out what I need. Ok! Ok! Sometimes things end up being washed more than twice {I make no apologies for how we get by}.

I don’t even make it to the basket anymore.  New laundry low. I’ve thought about and MAYBE one time taken shirts out of dirty clothes to be reused.  Stop it! Febreeze it a couple times and no one has to be the wiser. I’m not proud- survival

So naturally when I was approached about Laundrify, I thought it was too good to be true.  I could download the app on my phone, schedule a pick up, and send bags of clothes filled with grass stains (hopefully grass), and it comes back in a beautiful bag organized and folded.  The best part? All the socks have their pair. SIGN. ME. UP.

I gave it a try, and it was an immediate impact on my day.  Honestly, I believe it was just the thought of taking something off my plate that really hit home.  In a day filled with having to do things for everyone else, it was nice that this was being handled and allowed me to focus on something else. 

 I definitely look like some version of this at one point in the week:

It’s as easy to use as Ship’t or Instacart.  You can sign up through the website, or download the app, and just fill in your information. Once you’ve done the basics, you are able to set your pick up day- that’s it.  You can even sort what you need them to do between wash and fold (available for same day) to wash and hang, and dry cleaning.  Add notes as to how they can pick up your bags, and any special requests, and you are good to go. 

Think about all the things you can do with your time….

Yeah. This probably is not going to happen, but a girl can dream.

If you want more information you can check out their website HERE.  They are offering a special this month $10 off each of your first 3 pickups (big savings) just enter Cristina30 at checkout.  I’m basically Oprah, you’re welcome! You get a discount on laundry! You get a discount on laundry! We all get a discount on laundry! Currently available in Brickell, Downtown, Edgewater, Midtown, Wynwood, Buena Vista, and more. Coming to Miami Beach soon!

What I loved most about my experience was feeling like this huge task of mine was being handled. It wasn’t just being handled, it was being handled way better than I could ever have done it.  Let’s be real, I haven’t folded my kid’s clothes this neatly since I was that sweet innocent mother nesting away before baby number one.

This may not be something I do every week, because money is a thing despite what JayZ tries to tell me.  However on weeks where I know things are going to be hectic, or a time where the idea of washing and re-washing becomes too much to bear.  I am definitely opening up this app and giving myself a big break.  

Just one note, Laundrify- if you could maybe find a way for someone to come put this clothes away.  (OK! OK! Find you’re right I can handle this part, maybe, I hope).