CapeTownMagazine.com

Washr Online Laundromat in Cape Town

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Washr Online Laundromat in Cape Town

The cyber pick-up and delivery service that’s revolutionising the way we clean our clothes

One of life’s greatest schleps is doing the dirty washing. It’s a relentless, soul-sucking chore that spins all the fun out of a potentially great day and sponges up valuable time that could be used doing more important things, like for instance, knocking back a beer or squeezing in an afternoon snooze.

Fiddling around on your iPhone, Galaxy S5 or Apple Mac, however, is more heaven than hassle. So, three Mother City-based digital entrepreneurs weighed these two facts against each other and, after some deliberation and a look at successful overseas operations (like Washio), decided to launch Washr, South Africa’s first online laundromat, to make life a little easier for locals.

“Everyone needs to get laundry done at least once or twice a week,” asserts co-founder David Shleifman, “so we decided to do something that could free people up from this undesirable household chore so that they can have more time to relax or focus on work.”

To benefit from the convenience of this mobile-friendly e-service, all that Capetonians have to do is visit the venture’s super user-friendly website (Washr.co.za) on a PC or smartphone, register by filling out a short form and then place an order, specifying the date, time and place they’d like their dirty clothes to be collected. A driver will then arrive at the requested location within the chosen hour slot to collect the laundry and whip it off to be washed, dried and folded, and within the next 24 hours, garments will be returned to the specified address, smelling fresh and looking spotless (the turnaround time is only longer than 24 hours for complex dry cleaning requests).

Pick-up and delivery is 100% free, and all orders are on demand, which means that if you want your socks and undies rinsed right now, Washr will be at your doorstep within two hours of the order being placed, so you don’t have to recycle old items day after day until you have the time to wash them on the weekend.

The touch-of-a-button business, which has been billed as the ‘Uber for laundry’, currently services busy urbanites based in the CBD, on the Atlantic Seaboard or in the Southern Suburbs and will soon expand to other areas too.  It only works with reputable, eco-friendly laundromats in and around Cape Town and will wash and dry clean absolutely anything that can be washed or dry cleaned, from work shirts, winter coats and evening dresses to sleeping bags, double-bed duvets, curtains and carpets. Customers can also make a note on the online form if they want a specific item to be ironed or to receive special care.

And the cherry on the proverbial cake? When clean clothes are delivered to your office space or home, the neatly folded package comes complete with a chocolate or cookie of some kind – a nice little touch that speaks volumes for the personal service that this Mother City start-up promises.

Aside from the surprise treat though, it’s the click-of-a-button convenience that makes this cyber washroom so wonderfully appealing. It’s definitely going some way towards saving critical beer-drinking time and lessening the dullness of domestic life.

Tip: Washr is offering all CapeTownMagazine.com readers 10% off their first laundry load. Simply insert the voucher code CPTMAG10 into the ‘Extra Info’ box when placing your order.

The Bill: Rates are slightly more expensive than those at conventional laundromats, but they’re still fair considering that pick-up and drop-off is free. A standard wash and fold costs R24p/kg (5kg is the minimum weight), and all other prices are clearly marked on Washr’s website. Payment is also very easy: patrons receive an invoice via email an hour or two before their clothes are dropped off and they can then pay with cash or via an EFT or SnapScan. Remember, CapeTownMagazine.com readers get 10% off their first load (see the tip above).

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm; Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 12pm (customers can obviously make laundry requests at any time, but these are the hours during which orders are processed)

Washr.co.za | care@washr.co.za | +27 (0)72 535 9111

---

Keen on buying all your products and services in cyberspace? Have a look at our overview of online stores in South Africa.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2017
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Winter Life - 3Winter Life Group Exhibition

Head out to Kommetjie for a touch of local artistry!

King Kong - 4The Legendary SA Musical, King Kong, is Back!

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical! Watch VIDEO footage of the original King Kong Musical

Most Meaningful Tea - 2Things to Do on Women's Day in Cape Town

Celebrate and commemorate all the fearless women in your life with our pick of fabulous things to do in the Mother City!

We Cannot Be Silent Exhibition launch 2017Exhibition: We Cannot Be Silent at the Castle of Good Hope

A dynamic multimedia exhibition seeks to challenge ideas around gender violence in Cape Town. We Cannot Be Silent – it’s time to take action.

Open Design Festival 2017 3Open Design Festival Cape Town

Discover how design can transform lives at this creative fiesta’s line-up of parties, talks, exhibitions, pop-up shops and more

MAReSOLMAReSOL’s Mouth-Watering Winter Menu

This authentically Portuguese restaurant brings the heat this winter

The Long Shots Improv Comedy Troupe Improv Mondays: The Long Shots Improvised Comedy Troupe

The Long Shots create unique scenes on the spot. Everything is improvised – no script, no planning – just pure comedy in the moment.

parkhouseWinter Savings at The Parkhouse Hotel

Enjoy the best winter comforts at the fraction of the cost

Postcard view of Cape Town South AfricaHelicopter Tour Special with NAC Cape Town

Save 15% on breathtaking private helicopter flights around the Mother City until 31 August 2017

HQ Restaurant steakhouse in Cape TownSteak Dinner Special at HQ Restaurant

#2For1 Mondays: get twice the sirloin, salad and chips at Headquarters for once the price

The Charles Café Malay MondaysMalay Mondays at The Charles Café

Tuck into the Cape Malay culture at these weekly themed dinners, every Monday

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

mavericksHave a Big Night Out at Mavericks Gentlemen’s Club

Score entry, a beer, a burger and a table dance for less than you’d expect at this Mother City revue bar

RicksHappy Hour Special at Rick’s Café Américain

With over 600 beverage options, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice

Tin Noakes Diet Salad from Rcaffe menuRcaffe's Tim Noakes Diet Menu Specials

This lovable Long Street restaurant’s new offering is perfect for those on the high-fat, low-carb Banting eating plan

Rush X FIT 2RUSH X FIT Trampoline Fitness Training

Jump, leap and fly your body into better shape at this fun and exhilarating weekly indoor workout in Claremont

Into The Blue Seal 2Seal Snorkeling Special with Into The Blue Scuba Dive Centre

Snorkel with seals and receive a 10% discount when mentioning CapeTownMagazine.com

Vista Parties World of Birds Bird 2Vista Parties' World of Birds Birthday Party Package

Road-trip to this fun Hout Bay park and spend your child’s special day amongst feathered friends

Avontuur Wine Estate horsesGuided Farm Walks on Avontuur Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Take a stroll through this destination winery and learn more about its award-winning vino, champion race horses and rich family history

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.