Now that Honestbee’s laundry service has gone away…
Laundry has got to be one of the worst things to come out of #adulting.
Raise your hand if you’ve been outsourcing this tedious and mundane task to Honestbee, especially those heavy curtains and sheets that can be quite a pain to hang and fold. Honestbee’s laundry service was a godsend when it was first launched, as it included free pick-up and delivery (in just two days, no less) and no minimum order required. Fresh clean garments, sheets and curtains came back impeccably folded, with nary a fuss. What joy.
But big sigh, now that the troubled company has suspended the service (and it’s food delivery one as well, but that’s another story), this means we’d have to take over the task, right?
Wrong. You can still get the help you deserve. Here’s our list of the top 10 delivery services in Singapore, now that Honestbee’s has bid us adieu. Sit back, chill and relax.
This laundry delivery app offers free pickup and delivery (free if your order bill is above $40, otherwise $1.99 if your bill is $20-$40 and $3.99 for under $20), on-demand pickup within 60mins from 1pm until 11pm, live updates on the progress of your laundry and delivery of your crisp and fresh laundry within three days if you had opted for a regular service. Your pieces will be delivered the next day if you had chosen its express service. Prices are $4.50 per kg for a wash and fold (minimum 5kg) service.
You can head to its price estimator to get a sense of how much your bill will be. They also do shoe cleaning, bag cleaning, curtain cleaning, carpet cleaning and leather cleaning. We’re sold.
Visit https://piing.com.sg/ to check if they service your area or download the app from the Google Play Store or App Store.
2. Sunday Laundry
Another laundry delivery app, Sunday Laundry is a fuss-free service that provides laundry, dry-cleaning and curtain, carpet and upholstery cleaning. You can book your slot via its app, online or by phone at 6255 4222. They offer free collection and delivery with a minimum order of $30 (transportation fee of $8 applies for orders below that). Prices are $5.50 per kg (minimum $11 per load) for their wash and fold service and you’ll receive a confirmationcall or SMS notification on the delivery date and time when your items are ready (by five working days). Bonus: Its website has some tips on how to clean stains yourself.
Visit http://www.sundaylaundry.sg/or download the app from the Google Play Store or App Store.
3. Mr Dobi Laundry Services
With an extensive history dating back to the 1940s, Mr Dobi Laundry Services is one of Singapore’s oldest and laundry and dry cleaning service. They specialise in carpet cleaning, washing and ironing, curtain cleaning and dry cleaning. Old school as it is, Mr Dobi prides itself on the use of state-of-the-art machines, so washing a load takes as little as 23 minutes, and drying it takes 5 minutes. A regular wash and fold will set you back $4 per kg, subjected to a minimum order of $20 for 5 kg.
They also offer free delivery for orders $40 and above, so we recommend using their services for when you have bulk items, such as after a vacation or when you’re spring-cleaning and need to launder your drapes.
Mr Dobi Laundry Services is located at Blk 848 Yishun St 81, #01-128, Singapore 760848, tel: 9623 6201 or 9176 4012.
4. Laundry Cares
Here’s another homegrown professional laundry and dry cleaning service committed to providing gold standard services to its customers. Laundry Cares has their own tagging system which means you’ll never have to worry about your garments going missing, so it’s safe to give them your one-of-a-kind pieces.
Another great feature of Laundry Cares is that they have a range of services suitable for every need, from Super Express Delivery where you’d receive your garments within 24 hrs or the next working day to Express Delivery (within 1-2 working days) to Urgent Delivery (within 3-4 working days) and Normal Delivery (within 5-7 working days). Simply book online or if you want to get the express service, you can book via phone or SMS. You can also schedule daily, weekly and monthly laundry orders, so you never have to run out of clothes.
They offer free laundry pick up and free laundry delivery service with a minimum of $50 spent (additional charges apply for Super Express, Express and Urgent laundry delivery services). They also regularly offer promotions, making their services even more affordable.
Laundry Cares is located at #06-03, Bukit Batok Crescent, Singapore 658071, tel: 9460 6785.
5. KnocKnocK Home Services
KnocKnocK is a fuss free app-based home services app that is a great option for singles and couples. According to them, their “Woodpeckers” (KnocKnocK’s employees) are organised, knowledgeable and intuitive people who handle all of life’s necessities, from dry cleaning and housekeeping, to aircon services and deep cleaning. For laundry, simple book a collection with the app and they will collect your items and deliver them back for free. Prices differ depending on your type of clothing, but it costs $3.99 to wash and iron a piece of smart shirt. They also offer a range of services, such as mattress, furniture and carpet cleaning.
KnocKnocK is located at #05-06, 110 Lorong 23 Geylang, Victory Centre, Singapore 388410, tel: 6904 4157.
6. Astoria Dry Cleaning Services
Hailing from Shanghai, family-owned Astoria Dry Cleaning Services pride themselves on being the only fourth-generation dry cleaning and laundry business. They clean everything from business shirts to towels and bed linens with a turnaround of three to four days. They also provide luxury bags and shoes cleaning and restoration—an uncommon feature amongst local laundromats— which is great because how many of us actually put effort into caring for our bags and shoes apart from the occasional dust and swipe?
A typical wash and fold will set you back $15 for 3 kg. They also provide a three-hour service (for drop-off and pickup only), subject to availability and other express services at surcharges. Similar to Mr Dobi, delivery is free for orders $40 and above. Their payment options range from cash, cheque, bank transfer and our personal favorite, PayNow.
Astoria Dry Cleaning Services is located at #02-12, Orchard Towers, 1 Claymore Drive, Singapore 229594, tel: 6732 4747 and #01-06A, 121 Meyer Road, Singapore 437932, Singapore 437932, tel: 6344 6366.
7. Sendhelper Laundry Service
Some of you might be familiar with Sendhelper’s other services such as house cleaning and meal preparation, but have you tried their laundry service? The app-based online laundry service offers free pickup and delivery, similar to KnocKnocK.
All you need to do is book it on the app and they will send their helpers to pick-up your bag of dirty garments. They also pride themselves on quality checks to make sure the clothes remain in tip-top condition. A standard wash and iron will cost you $3.90 for shirts. More pricing information is available on their app.
Sendhelper is available on Google Play and the App Store.
8. Cloud Story Laundry
Tucked away at Bedok Reservoir is Cloud Story Laundry which offers professional laundry and dry cleaning services, with a specialisation in colour preservation, so that your laundry stays new longer and does not fade. Popular items such as t-shirts, skirts and shorts will cost you $3.50 for ironing, $4 for laundering and $5.50 for dry cleaning. And if your order is $40 or more, there’s complimentary pickup and delivery. Our favourite feature of theirs is that it’s available 24 hours, even on weekends.
Cloud Story Laundry’s main outlet is located at #01-3071, 741 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470741, tel: 9689 6045.
9. LaundryMart Fetch
Touted as one of the best laundromats around the Central Business District area by tourists on Yelp, LaundryMart Fetch, a coin-operated service, offers 24-hour laundry services. If you need something laundered in the middle of the night, their self-service coin laundry is at your disposal for $5 for 10kg with complimentary detergent. You can also opt for its Express Load Wash/Bulk Laundry service ($20 for 10kg, wash and fold) which allows islandwide home delivery (call 6294 2256) for an additional $50. Delivery of freshly laundered pieces is by the next working day.
They’ve also got a professional dry cleaning service (with free pickup and delivery for minimum four pieces, delivery in four working days). On Yelp, reviews were positive, with customers full of praise on the quality of service, efficiency and affordability for the great service provided—and it seems for good reason!
LaundryMart Fetch is located islandwide.
10. Laundry Refresh
Here’s one for the east-siders. Laundry Refresh, situated at Katong V, comes highly recommended by patrons for their incredibly friendly service and topnotch laundering and dry cleaning. At $4.50 for men’s shirts and women’s blouses, it’s on par with most laundry and dry cleaning businesses, price wise. There’s no delivery service, unfortunately, but their pricing, friendly staff and impeccable service are reasons enough to give them a shot.
Laundry Refresh is located at #02-03, 30 East Coast Road, Singapore 428751, tel: 6348 8583. Opens daily from 10am to 9pm.
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