Between Europe and South America, we stopped in Chicago for a three weeks break. We are staying in a pretty basic apartment: space to sleep and make a cup of tea or coffee, but not much else.
What to do about laundry? Luckily, we are not in Southern Spain anymore where laundromats are non-existent. In Chicago, they seemingly occupy every another block. From small no-thrills older machines to new shiny devices resembling R2D2 with rows of buttons to make your head spin, they are an integral part of local cityscape. While patiently waiting for machines to do their job, some patrons read or knit while others take 21st century multitasking approach by furiously typing on their laptops or phones. Those who are not thrilled with the prospect of spending an hour or two in close proximity to washing machines can drop off their dirty laundry at the counter. In 2-3 days it will be washed, dried, folded and ready to pick up.
Neither of these options looked attractive to me. I would prefer to avoid a trip to laundromat altogether. Luckily, there is a solution: DRYV.
DRYV is an on-demand dry cleaning and laundry service. The idea is simple: you schedule a pick-up via DRYV mobile app or DRYV.com; a driver comes to your place and collects your belongings; you get notification via SMS when your order is ready; you schedule a delivery in the same manner as you scheduled pick-up; a driver delivers your clean items.
Of course, I had to try it.
I created an account on their website. They ask for a credit card information since they charge the card for each order and do not accept cash. They simply send a receipt to your inbox. DRYV driver answered my questions and helped to choose the best washing options (air dry and gentle cycle in my case). I got my clean neatly folded belongings in less than 24 hours.
DRYV service delivered, pardon the pun, everything they promised: easy and quick online ordering of both, pick-up and delivery; knowledgeable drivers who can answer your questions and take special requests; less than 48 hours turnaround; the highest level of quality (they’ve partnered with the same cleaning facility that does cleaning for the top hotels and concierge services in the city); fair pricing.
- Dry clean and laundry pricing (DRYV currently requires a minimum order of $20)
- Service area
- DRYV app on Apple App Store
- DRYV app on Google Play