Laundry has got to be one of the worst things to come out of #adulting.
So why not outsource this tedious and mundane task to the professionals? Also, if you’re someone who fancies premium fabrics, the best way to prolong its quality is to have it dry cleaned. Here’s our list of the top 10 best online and offline laundry and dry cleaning services in Singapore.
Now sit back and relax.
From online groceries to food delivery services and parcel delivery, Honestbee has been a Singaporean’s best bet when it came to seeking more convenient ways of doing everyday tasks. And in late 2016, they launched an online laundry and dry cleaning service that’s actually pretty good and affordable. They offer everything from a simple wash and iron to premium dry cleaning services.
There’s no minimum order required and users can enjoy on-demand pickup and delivery from 1pm to 10pm daily. You can even schedule it any day of the week and receive fresh and clean laundry in just two days. Bonus? Prices start as low as $2.90 (ironing only).
Honestbee Laundry is available on Google Play and the App Store.
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.
Besides laundry services, they’ve also got a professional dry cleaning service (with free pickup and delivery for minimum four pieces) and an express two-hour load wash to boot, all available round the clock starting at $2.
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.
Photo: Mr Dobi’s website
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, 760848, tel: 9623 6201 or 9176 4012.
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 their services are available round the clock. You can book online and if you’re in a bit of a time crunch, opt for the express laundry service available via phone or SMS booking. We also like the package deals that usually start at $63 for six pieces. They also regularly offer promotions, making their services even more affordable.
Laundry Cares is located at #06-03, Bukit Batok Crescent, 658071, tel: 9460 6785.
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, 388410, tel: 6904 4157.
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, 229594, tel: 6732 4747 and #01-06A, 121 Meyer Road, 437932, tel: 6344 6366.
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.
Photo: Little India Laundromat’s website
Squirreled away at Perak Street is the competitively priced Little India Laundromat. Apart from its round-the-clock service, its biggest selling point is how affordable yet fuss-free the service is. A 14kg wash with soap will cost you $8—a steal compared to other laundry services in the list. The only caveat is that it’s coin operated so you’d have to do most of the heavy lifting yourself, but once it’s in their European washing machines, all you have to do is sit back and relax. They also offer free wifi so you can keep yourself entertained on with your smart devices. And once your laundry is done, you can toss them into the dryer for a very low price of $1 per 5 minutes for a 14kg load. Bonus? The staff there are friendly and provide great customer service. What more could you ask for?
Little India Laundromat is located at 29 Perak Road, 208146.
Photo: Laundry Refresh’s website
Here’s one for the eastsiders. 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, pricewise. 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, 428751, tel: 6348 8583. Opens daily from 10am to 9pm
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, 470741, tel: 9689 6045.
By Navin Pillay, April 2019
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