I'm looking for a Wash & Fold and (very ideally) pickup/delivery service in Manhattan (UES). However, I'm concerned about one thing in particular: handling of delicates, specifically synthetics and elastics.
I have read the previous questions addressing laundry services in NYC, but none of them seem to address my key point of anxiety (and general sadness when doing laundry, tbh): synthetics & elastics.
My SO lives in "active clothes", a.k.a. synthetics. When we dry these synthetics or any of our many other Things With Elastic at high heat (specific examples: all bras, lululemonesque clothing, ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer
, Nike 100% Polyester Running Shirt
, Nike 100% Polyester Basketball Shorts
), these things:
- STINK LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN BURNED (cuz they probably have)
- Elastic degrades like whoa (crinkle crinkle little star)
I guess I could run these on the low setting of one dryer, but I'm still leery of the results, so normally I just take them out and hang dry them ALL OVER our apartment. I'd like to stop doing that.
How do wash & fold places normally deal with delicate items, like things containing elastic and synthetics that should not be dried at high heat? Will I risk ruining and stinking my SO's $20 boxers (and my own ladies briefs in the same style, and our gym wear)? Can I just separate these somehow for them and instruct them to dry them at low heat (is that safe)? Am I forever doomed to doing my own laundry?
Specific suggestions for places that do this well are super extra awesome, and/or how specifically you handle this (let's assume that you don't have access to your own W/D in unit though cuz that's a key wrinkle (har sorry) here).
Thanks in advance!