I often term moms as multi tasking machines. From the kitchen to the living room, from the cooking to the cleaning, from the clothes to the shoes, everything falls under a mommy’s supervision.
One chore that needs my attention but is often neglected is dry cleaning. With my toddler, it has become mandatory for me to get my new expensive, embroidered and delicate clothes dry cleaned each time I wear them. I don not expect my toddler to comprehend that the clothes are expensive and not stain proof.
The Dhobi who visits our house does offer dry cleaning service as well, but the clothes return discoloured and stains return like unwanted guests. This leaves me with no choice but to dump all clothes that need to be dry cleaned it a bag and the clothes wait to see the light of the day when I visit the dry cleaners to drop them there. Once I have dropped them I forget to pick them up for days together.
I also often find myself cribbing to the dhobi that the clothes arent ironed well or they have shine marks because of the hot iron.
This is a part of every mom’s life.
I was recently approached by MINK laundry service to try their valet dry cleaning service ( perks of being a blogger;) ) I expected this to be a one stop solution for all laundry related problems one faces.
I intriguingly visited their website and these are factors that had an impact on me:
- They provide pick up and drop service
- The earliest pick up can be scheduled within 60 minutes
- One can schedule a pick up by making a phone call, through whatsapp messenger, or through their website.
- They provide express service, at an additional cost though.
- They claim premium care and laundry services using high technology machines for clothes, bags, shoes and more.
- The prices are comparable to other laundry service providers
Unfortunately, they do not render services in Navi Mumbai yet. I waited to try their service till I visited my mother’s place in Andheri.
I told my mom about the laundry service and wasn’t surprised to know that she had a few clothes waiting in the wardrobe to be dry cleaned too.
I chose my dad’s white kurta which had a few stubborn stains and my mom’s pure Georgette, embroidered kurta to try the service on.
I chose to connect with MINK on whatsapp. I left them a short message on a Wednesday at 4 pm , stating the service I would like to avail and my address. I asked them to pick the clothes up with an hour. They promptly replied within a couple of minutes with a message that they would reach by 5 pm.
And 10 minutes to 5 a representative from MINK was at my doorstep. My mother handed over the clothes to him and was impressed with how well dressed and soft-spoken he was.
On Saturday evening I received a call informing me that the clothes were ready and would be delivered on Sunday. But I had other plans to enjoy my day out with family. So I asked him to deliver them on Monday, to which he agreed.
On Monday afternoon at 3 pm the clothes were delivered.
The clothes came in a neat crisp paper bag with MINK logo on it. The shirt and the kurta was neatly folded and wrapped in a plastic cover to look as good as new.
I opened the bag and found a small note attached to the kurta, where they apologized for not being able to remove the stain completely. It was a very straightforward and honest gesture.
This mommy says
MINK Laundry service does provide what it promises. No false claims, no hidden costs.
This unique service aims at making life simpler and does not fail at doing so.
In this world that is technology savvy, a laundry service at your doorstep with just a few clicks is as awesome as it sounds.