Edited: I wrote this post just last week. In the last four days we have experienced something that we never have before. We are fighting to flatten the curve as a society and a nation. At home, the laundry will pile up and it WILL need to be done. As a critical part in doing our part, this laundry service will be a lifesaver for many moms who will undoubtedly be utterly exhausted both emotionally and physically. While I am well aware that the laundry may not be the focus of your concern at this very moment, I hope that in sharing this information – you find it helpful and as a resource to use in these uncertain times.
Hey mama, laundry taking over your life? I know the feeling all too well. It doesn’t have to be and today I am sharing about the best laundry service in Kansas City right here on the blog.
Laundry is a bit of a daunting task, is it not? I find myself thinking about laundry so much more often then I would like to admit. It basically never ends and it feels like a trap for moms (or dads).
Now, here is where I share my laundry system that I know and use and swear by. It’s a practical approach to keeping up with laundry on a day to day basis as a super busy mom. You can read all about it here. But I am not ashamed to admit that I struggle with keeping up and being consistent.
But ladies (and gentlemen), I’m here to share the good news. There IS a way off this hamster wheel! Can I get a hallelujah?
I give you the best laundry service in Kansas City, WishWash KC.
Having WishWash KC in my life has been so huge for me in maintaining some kind of control over our family laundry situation. I know I cannot be the only mom who constantly battles laundry piles. If you’re a working mom, or a busy mom (who ISN’T?) then this is for you!
Tuesday mornings are my favorite. It’s the morning that my laundry service takes away my dirty laundry and all my stress with it!
Every week, without pause, on Tuesday morning a cute little blue van with bubbles running down the side pulls up in front of my house. A nice man gets out and takes away my dirty laundry to be washed, dried, folded and returned to my doorstep the very next day.
It’s a gift from the Lord, ya’ll,
Knowing When to Ask for Help
We are a family of five. Our kids are 7, 4, and 3. My husband and I both work in education, and I have a blogging business on the side. Our oldest is in first grade and often our weeks are full to the brim of extra curricular activities, meetings or events. When our family grew from four to five, I found that it was the tipping point for me. I could no longer manage all the household things and a career. I couldn’t even pretend to have it together anymore. Something had to give. Actually, several somethings had to give.
If there is one thing I have learned since becoming a mom, it’s the importance of being able to ask for help. I know that you probably hear this piece of advice a lot, but there is a reason for that. We really cannot do it alone. So whether it’s hiring a laundry service, like my favorite KC laundry service WishWash KC, or getting a babysitter for one evening a week to go on a date with your partner, we all need a little help.
Laundry is one of those chores that I really just do not love. There are a lot of chores that aren’t my favorite but laundry is definitely at the top of my list.
How Hiring a Laundry Service Works
When you first get started with WishWash, you will want to download the WishWash Laundry app. I love that they have made the process of getting your laundry done so user friendly and accessible. Once you download the app and get your account set up you can schedule a pickup for a time that works for you. Don’t worry, you won’t have to be home in order to have your laundry picked up. That’s part of the beauty of it.
They offer subscription services starting at $99 a month. You can also pay for your laundry per pound. If you choose to pay per pound there is a member rate and a one-time service option.
The subscription service gives you the option to have weekly or bi-weekly pick ups. With this service, you will get billed a monthly rate and will get either two, four, or 8 bags a month to fill. It really just varies in price depending on what your needs are and how much laundry you produce or need to get done. Your best bet is to just check out their monthly subscriptions here on their pages.
What Can Be Washed with a Laundry Service?
I typically include our everyday clothing that is machine washable. I will sort through our dirty laundry and pull out anything that might need to be washed on a gentle cycle. I also do not send towels and sheets. They suggest that you should check your clothing to be sure it is machine washable before including it in your WishWash bag. Anything with a stain can get treated for that stain. They just ask that you leave a short note in the app so they know how to get it treated.
You can specify what (if anything) you would like to have hung instead of folded and they will take care of that too.
How Much Does a Laundry Service Cost?
This is always the part that gets a little dicey. Everyone loves the idea of having someone wash, dry, and fold all of your laundry but when it comes to pricing it out, they want to be as cheap as possible. So know this, it’s not a $20 service. Consider it an investment that will allow you more time with your family or doing the things you love.
If you want to subscribe to the weekly or bi-weekly service, it’s going to start at $99 a month and will depend on how much laundry you send and how often you want it done. If you’re more interested in one-time services here or there, then they will charge by pound per load. WishWash’s rate is $2.45 per pound. Typically, my bag will weigh anywhere from 16-20 pounds if that helps you do the math.
They also offer dry cleaning pick up and drop off. They work with locally owned dry cleaning shops and will do the pick up and drop off for your dry cleaning. It’s a great offer! Especially if you have regular dry cleaning needs.
You can read more about their pricing options by going here to check out their webpage for more information.
Why I Love This KC Laundry Service
Let me just share with you a few of the reasons why I love supporting this Kansas City company.
- It’s Local – I love supporting local Kansas City businesses any chance I can get. I know how hard local entrepreneurs and business owners work and rely on the support of the community. I consider it a way of giving back by supporting these companies.
- It’s Owned by a Mom – Krista wanted to create an answer to the ever present problem that all moms have, laundry.
- Quality and Service – They take so much pride in delivering amazing service to their clients and customers. They have so many kind staff members who are always willing to communicate. They have a great presentation and I love that we get a special laundry bag to send our laundry in each week.
I want you to know that I do copious amounts of laundry. And if it weren’t for WishWash KC I would be doing DOUBLE that much. Sometimes mama needs a break and sometimes it comes in the form of a cute little blue van with bubbles running down the side.
A Special Giveaway!
As a way to spread some love and kindness, I have partnered with WishWash to offer a month of free laundry services (this includes one bag of laundry a week for four weeks). In order to enter to win, click here, share your email address with us and make sure you are following both @wishwash_laundry and @itsanna_blog on Instagram!