Getting Your Clothes Clean

by Kate Kennedy 07/28/2019

It's the dreaded laundry day! If you're the kind of person that is always putting off laundry as your most hated chore, or find that you have no time to accomplish it, laundry pickup and delivery services may be your salvation. They will often wash anything from garments to linens with care and deliver them directly to your door. Laundry delivery services are very city specific, so do some research in your area to find out your options. When comparing these services, here are some questions to ask:

  • How do they charge? (and how much?) Each of these companies is going to use a different method or some combination of techniques, so find that pricing page and compare notes. Some companies sell or lease you their proprietary bags in different sizes and charge for however much fills the bag. Others may offer bags or let you use your own, but charge by the pound. Either of these companies and still others may be set up subscription style, allowing a maximum number of bags or pounds each month depending on your level. Nearly all of them charge extra for dry cleaning, specialty cleaning and, cough, extremely soiled items.
  • How long does it take? Determine what the turnaround time is for each service. Some will offer same day delivery or next day delivery, and the price may include it, or it could be an additional cost. Make sure you check all of the fine print and find out to what you have agreed. This also might vary depending on the day of your pickup or time of your pickup or even what kind of clothes you're having cleaned.
  • Check Out the Detergent Many services pride themselves on eco-friendly detergents with clean solvents. Be sure to check and make sure there are no other ingredients to which you could negatively react. Depending on the service and subscription level, there may be a variety of soap and add-on cleaner options, or you may even be able to send your own. This option is especially useful for those with more sensitive skin who want to keep control over their detergent.
  • How Easy is it? These companies are often fighting to see who can make it the easiest the fastest. Compare them and see how they rank with everything from scheduling calendars to phone apps and nearly all with online payments, you could be getting your laundry picked up as early as this evening.

Want to know if there’s a local company in your area? Ask your real estate professional what kinds of laundry services are available in your area.

About the Author
Author

Kate Kennedy

 

Kate Kennedy is welcomed by the Heyler Realty team as a sales professional specializing in the Westside of Los Angeles. Kate has developed the professional acumen specifically designed to advocate on the behalf of her real estate clientele. Living in Santa Monica, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun.

Having been raised the daughter of a lobsterman, Kate learned early on what “hard work” truly means.  Coupling her inherited strong work ethic with her entrepreneurial spirit, Kate decided to break out on her own and leave the snowy Maine coast bound for the sunny shores of California. 

To say there was a bit of culture shock was an understatement, but Kate is the type of a person that likes to make big bold moves, and embracing this challenge was no different.  It didn’t take long before Kate had settled herself in Santa Monica, finding the small town feel familiar and comforting- even if the ocean was on the “wrong” side.

 Once she established her new home, Kate quickly went to work building her business, “Kate K My Way.” For well over a decade, Kate has been running her exclusive personal assistant business which was built entirely from client referrals. Kate’s desire to help people and make a difference on a personal level is what made her stand out among the masses.  Her no-nonsense East Coast practicality is what helped her to get the job done, and done correctly. Kate employs these same principles to her work as a Realtor.

Living in Santa Monica and proudly serving her community as a Board Member of the Ocean Park Association, Kate appreciates first hand how special it is to live by the sea, and  is committed to helping her clients find their own perfect place in the sun. Her commitment to her clients is unwavering.   Kate’s communication skills, attention to detail and ability to focus on the big picture help to ensure easy transactions and positive results for her clients.  Above all Kate prides herself on her honesty, integrity and ability to bring good humor to all of her business dealings.

Outside the Office

Kate and her husband, Steve, live in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, and enjoy taking full advantage of all that west coast seaside living has to offer. As cheesy as it may sound, Kate really DOES love long walks on the beach, but you will have to get up very early in the morning to catch her down by Tower 26. Kate’s other interests include cooking for friends, attending local theatre, gardening, and reading science fiction and Stephen King novels.

Professional Accomplishments

Five Star Professional Rising Star Award 2019