Motherhood is full of amazing moments – first smiles, teetering steps, schmooshy kisses and the best cuddles ever.
But then there’s the flip side – an eternally messy house, endless runny noses, and the laundry: my God, the laundry.
I’d heard all the jokes before I had children, but it wasn’t until after the girls arrived that I truly understood the impact, because that pile of dirty washing never, ever ends.
My laundry timeline goes something like this: ignore the clothes pile until I can’t even close the laundry basket. Go into a washing frenzy and complete multiple loads, then spend the rest of the afternoon filling the dryer and hanging damp items on racks, until entire house looks like a Victorian wash house.
Dump dried clothes into a growing mountain in the lounge. Pretend pile isn’t there for another 24 hours. Get sick of looking at pile and spend the next 90 minutes sorting and folding clothes (praying none of them need ironing). Leave for another 24 hours. Recruit all members of the house to carry respective piles to their bedrooms.
Rejoice at the fact all the washing is done… only to realise the laundry basket is overflowing again.
And repeat until the end of time.
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve dreamed of dodging this dreaded chore: I had friends who’d deliver loads to their local laundrette, but I wasn’t organised enough to drive all the way over there and back again to pick it up. If only there was a way I could have my washing picked up from home, and delivered back all gorgeously fresh and pressed.
Laundrapp is a new app that gives you EXACTLY this – it’s an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service that picks up and delivers back to your doorstep, saving you hours of time, hassle and mundanity. With a tap of a phone, tablet or laptop you can book a free collection and return delivery at a time that suits you: you can even track the location of your driver, to see when your order is about to arrive.
Sounds pretty great, right?
But here’s the best bit – you can try Laundrapp on for size this bank holiday, and get £15 off your first order by using the code LAUNDRAPPMONKEY. Currently available in over 100 UK towns and cities, Laundrapp work with local drivers to offer a quick and reliable on–demand laundry.
To book your free collection and delivery, download LAUNDRAPP or visit the WEBSITE, and free up your time for more fun stuff!
• photo ‘basket with different coloured towels‘ courtesy of Shutterstock