In a city like Toronto, most of us lead busy lives. We scramble to keep up with life’s necessary tasks, like cooking and cleaning, while trying to maintain a balance in our work lives and social lives. Simple but necessary tasks, like taking your clothes to the dry cleaners, can really throw a wrench into your day. You have to drop off and pick up your items during the shop’s business hours, and don’t get us started on the inevitable lineup. Before you join the queue, allow us to introduce you to Alfred. Alfred is not a person, it’s a dry cleaning/laundry service that is changing the game and helping to liberate you from the burden of laundry day.
So how does it work? Unlike most dry cleaning services where you have to visit one location and interact with a clerk, Alfred has drop off lockers. Currently, Alfred only serves private condos but you’re in luck if you live at Village Green in the Church and Wellesley area. There is an Alfred public depot at 564 Church Streetthat you can access 24 hours a day.
To get started, simply place your items in a locker and they will be returned clean and repaired (if required). It’s not magic, it’s technology.
For your very first order — once your items are safely locked up in the drop off locker and protected by a 4 digit access code — log into the Alfred app or send a text to Alfred and provide the company with your secret access code. Your items will usually be returned within 48 hours, unless special care or repairs are required. Alfred will text you to let you know when your order is complete, what locker to grab your clothing from, give you a new access code, and the final amount of your bill. All you have to do is pick up your package at your convenience! Your items will be returned with your very own ID tag. This means you never need to contact Alfred again. All you have to do is leave your items to be cleaned in a locker with your ID tag. Alfred’s staff checks the lockers daily.
If you want to contact Alfred, you are certainly able to. If you have special instructions for your most prized garments, alterations or repairs that you’d like made, or if you want to point out a stubborn stain, it’s easy to let Alfred know. As Alfred says;
I’ll take a picture of each dry-cleaning garment and upload it to your Alfred account. There, you can share your specific cleaning instructions for each article of clothing and gaze lovingly at your clothes. Rest assured, your favourite blazer is as precious to me as it is to you, and I will care for it accordingly. – ‘Alfred’.
The system also allows you to keep track of every stage of your order. Simply log into your account and check the whereabouts of your wardrobe. You can also keep track of your bill online, and you’ll receive an itemized receipt along with your returned package. Gone are the days of keeping track of tickets and scraps of paper.
Alfred doesn’t just get your clothes clean, they’re also as green as possible. Their dry cleaning process uses GreenEarth organic solvents and water, along with the most environmentally safe methods available during every step of the way. Their wash and fold laundry service (10 lbs minimum order) allows you to choose your laundry detergent, including Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Natural. Alfred wants to keep your clothes and the planet as clean as can be.
So go ahead, make a mess, and let Alfred clean it up while you go have brunch. Alfred will help you free up your schedule for life’s activities that you actually enjoy.
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