- Choose Detergents
- Choose Dryer Sheets
- Choose Wash Temps
- Choose Dryer Temps
- Choose Folding Preferences
- Leave special instructions
- Manage payment options
- Place your account on vacation hold
- Track Your Laundry’s Progress
New customers receive $20 off their first engagement. Move into an easier year in 2021 experiencing what it is like to have us wash, fold, sort, and return your laundry ready to be put away in each family member’s room ... while you spend more time doing what is most important to you.
Please enter “2021” as the coupon code when scheduling your first pickup online, or mention the “2021” promotion if our customer satisfaction team schedules your pickup by phone.
We are excited to have new customers experience our service,
Can not be combined with previous promotions. This promotion limited to North Bay residents and not available to visitors.
By KATE FITZSIMMONS |
PUBLISHED: May 30, 2019 at 5:25 p.m. | UPDATED: May 30, 2019 at 5:34 p.m.
Marin Wash and Fold’s owner, San Rafael resident, Michael Gralnick, wonders if when you think of laundry, you think of better quality of life? Well you might, if someone offered an alternative to all that sorting,
washing and drying you face. This is especially true if you have young children or simply a hectic life schedule.
The time doing laundry can take away from other fun or relaxing activities, like spending more quality time with family or friends.
Gralnick and his wife did their research before opening their service in October 2018. They brought on employees with a decade or more of experience in this field. They also offer a customized service with chemical-free options for anyone with sensitivities.
“Our service is really about regaining your time,” Gralnick said, “because people are already paying someone to do many of their chores, like cleaning the house or maintaining the yard.
This is one more way to regain time. My wife, Kym and I have three young children. We know, first-hand how much time can be devoted to sorting, washing, drying and then separating everyone’s items before putting them away. So, our approach, when it comes to the families we serve, is to separate by family members to the extent possible. It saves the family even more time when putting the laundered clothes away.”
A May 19, 2019 article in the Atlantic, “Even Breadwinning Wives Don’t Get Equality at Home,” points to the fact that women still do the bulk of household chores, which includes laundry.
But Gralnick likes to point out that everyone could benefit from reclaiming time for more enjoyable activities.
“Pick-up and delivery laundry services are pretty common in cities and are just starting to make real inroads in the suburbs.” He explained, “However, it isn’t just families who can benefit. Millennials are delaying marriage and spending more time at work. If they are lucky enough to work at Google or Facebook they receive major perks for those long hours. We encourage local employers to consider giving their employees perks like Marin Wash and Fold’s pick-up and delivery laundry service. They just might get more rested, productive employees for that perk.”
(also soon to be serving Berkeley, Alameda, and Oakland)
We answer most all major questions on the FAQ page.
Here are the basics.
You don’t need to be home to meet us (it’s ok to leave your laundry out for us on our route days). Your Laundry will be returned on the second day after it is picked up (third if only a Friday). You can receive email and/or text notifications when your laundry has been picked up or dropped off. You can interact with our Customer Satisfaction Team Members by either phone or email. If you are a family, your laundry will be returned separated into separate bags within our customized carry bags based on family member (i.e. Dad, Mom, boys, and girls).
To strengthen the communities we serve in two ways: by providing people more time to pursue their life passions and purposes for the benefit of others, and, by providing parents the opportunity to spend more time deepening their relationships with their children, so future generations grow up feeling more connected with and loved by their parents.24 hour return delivery Needed? Please call us.
A personal note from our owners. We want to assure our existing and prospective new customers that we are taking numerous precautions and steps to protect both our customers and our team members who interact with the clothing of our customers from catching or transmitting the virus. We could list these steps here in detail, as other businesses do on their websites. Instead, we will speak personally as owners of the business. One of our three young children has a rare neurological condition that is effected by anything that compromises his immune system. Therefore, our family is much like families with elderly parents at home ... at higher risk of potential medical consequences from Covid-19. We know if we let a member of our team catch the virus it could expose us and our family, and ultimately our children. Hence, we are acting with great rigor to avoid viral spread both among members of our team and across surfaces the clothing of our customers touches as though the life of our child depends on it. This is very personal for us.