Laundry services in Singapore are growing in popularity, perhaps because doing laundry is one of life’s most terrible chores, right next to ironing. (Dishes, I can tolerate. Mopping, I find therapeutic. But dirty clothes and linen? Yuck.)
Banish the images of expensive dry cleaners and depressing coin laundry shops from your mind. These days, you can take your pick from online and offline laundromats in Singapore offering competitive rates, and some even collect and deliver your laundry for free.
7 affordable laundry services in Singapore
|Laundry service||Laundry rates (wash & fold)||Free delivery?|
|LaundryMart||$20 for 10kg||No|
|Piing||$19.75 for 5kg (subsequently $3.95/kg)||Yes|
|Mr Dobi Laundry Services||$20 for 5kg (subsequently $4/kg)||Yes, min. order $40|
|KnocKnock Laundry Service||$14.70 for 3kg (subsequently $4.90/kg)||Yes|
|Honestbee||$4.90/kg||No, concierge fee $3.99|
|Astoria Dry Cleaning Services||$15 for 3kg (subsequently $4/kg)||Yes, min. order $30|
|Sunday Laundry||$11 for 2kg (subsequently $5.50/kg)||Yes, min. order $30|
LaundryMart ($2/kg express service)
While looking up neighbourhood laundromats, we came across LaundryMart, which is one of the better coin laundry chains. In addition to the usual coin-operated machines ($5 for 10kg), LaundryMart also has a full laundry service.
LaundryMart’s express laundry service costs just $20 for 10kg, which works out to $2/kg. Your items will be washed, dried, folded and ready for collection in 2 hours, or so they promise. The downside is that there aren’t a lot of locations.
LaundryMart also does dry cleaning, where they charge by the item. You can see their dry cleaning price list here.
#B1-18, Tanjong Pagar Centre
1 Wallich Street
Tel: 6702 6930
#01-37, 22 Boon Keng Road
Tel: 6294 2256
#02-05, 38 Woodlands Industrial Park E1
Tel: 6769 6603
Piing ($3.95/kg wash & fold)
Piing is an on-demand service, so when you place an order they’ll come to you within the hour and return your laundry by the next day. Pickup and delivery is free, and delivery times stretch from 1pm to 11pm, perfect for workaholic Singaporeans.
For the standard wash & fold service, Piing has some of the cheapest rates compared to its competitors: $3.95/kg. The minimum order is 5kg, just shy of $20.
As for wash & press and dry cleaning, here’s what they charge:
|Items||Laundry (wash & press)||Dry clean|
|Shirt / blouse / t-shirt||$3.95||$4.95|
|Trousers / shorts / skirt||$4.50||$4.95|
|Sweater / cardigan||$6 – $7||$7.50 – $8.50|
|Pillow / bolster cases||$1.95||$2.95|
|Mattress protector / quilted bed pad / bed cover||$8.95||$10.95|
|Cushion covers (S/M/L)||$5||$6|
A couple more things to add: Piing has a green cleaning service (on average $2 more per item) as well, for the eco-conscious among you. Also, they have a referral promotion – invite a friend to use their services and get $30 credit.
Mr Dobi Laundry Services ($4/kg)
The adorably named Mr Dobi Laundry Services has been around since 1940 (yes, before independence!) so they must know what they’re doing.
They also have some of the most affordable rates in town for wash & fold laundry: $4/kg, though it’s subject to a minimum order of $20 for 5kg. Ironing costs an extra $3. The drawback is that free collection & delivery is only for orders above $40, which is a tad steep.
For regular laundry (wash & press) and dry cleaning, here’s a price list:
|Shirt / blouse / t-shirt||$4||$5|
|Trousers / shorts / skirt||$4||$5|
|Sweater / cardigan||$4||$5 – $10|
|Dresses||$6||$8 – $12|
|Bedsheets||4 – 6||6 – 10|
|Pillow / bolster cases||$1||$2 – $4|
|Quilt covers||$6||$10 – $15|
|Mattress protector / quilted bed pad / bed cover||$12||$15 – $30|
|Cushion covers (S/M/L)||$4||$6|
848 Yishun St 81
Tel: 65840115 / 96236201 / 91764012
KnocKnock Laundry Service ($4.90/kg)
Like Piing, KnocKnock is also an app-based online laundry service. You can arrange a time with them to collect your dirty laundry and return the clean laundry, from 9am to 9pm on any day.
For load washing (the most basic wash & fold service), their rates are a bit higher at $4.90/kg. However, the minimum order is only 3kg (i.e. $14.70) which is great for single people or couples.
You can get 20% off your first order. Also, if you drop off or collect your own laundry (presumably at their premises, near Aljunied MRT) you can get a $3 discount each time.
Here’s their price list for wash & press and dry cleaning:
|Items||Laundry (wash & press)||Dry clean (& press)|
|Shirt / blouse||$3.99 – $4.99||$4.99 – $5.99|
|Trousers / shorts / skirt||$3.99||$4.99|
|Sweater / cardigan||$6.99||$7.99|
|Bedsheets||$3.99 – $5.99||$4.99 – $9.99|
|Pillow / bolster cases||$1.99||$2.99|
|Quilt covers||$6.99 – $10.99||$8.99 – $11.99|
|Mattress protector / quilted bed pad / bed cover||$9.99 – $12.99||$12.99 – $15.99|
|Curtains (day)||$9.90 (wash & steam)||$10.90 (dry clean & steam)|
|Cushion covers (S/M/L)||$3.99 -$5.99||$4.99 – $6.99|
Location: #05-06, 110 Lorong 23 Geylang, Victory Centre, Singapore 388410
Online grocery concierge service Honestbee has moved into the laundry business as well. Just as they promise to bring you your groceries within the hour, quick service is the hallmark of their laundry business, too.
You can get your dirty laundry picked up within 45 minutes and returned to you all cleaned in 2 days. Pick-ups are available daily (except on public holidays) from 1 to 10pm.
Considering the quick turnaround, the $4.90/kg rate for regular load washing (wash & fold) is acceptable. There’s no minimum, but there’s a concierge fee of $3.99 each time you use Honestbee. If you want to try them out, new customers get $12 off your first wash.
Here is Honestbee’s price list for wash & press and dry cleaning services:
|Items||Laundry (wash & press)||Dry clean|
|Shirt / blouse / t-shirt / sweater / cardigan||$4.90||$4.90|
|Trousers / shorts / skirt||$4.90||$4.90|
|Pillow / bolster cases||$2.90||$2.90|
|Mattress protector / quilted bed pad / bed cover||$9.90||$9.90|
|Cushion covers (S/M/L)||$4.90||$4.90|
Astoria Dry Cleaning Services ($5/kg)
Formerly Victoria Dry Cleaning Company, Astoria Dry Cleaning Services is Singapore’s only 4th generation family-owned laundry business, so they have been around for a very long time.
Their promise is that all services are done in-house, so they are in control of your laundry from start to end. Wash & fold rates are reasonable at $15 for the first 3kg, then $4/kg subsequently. Pick-up and delivery is free with minimum order of $30.
Astoria also does standard wash & press and dry cleaning. They have a transparent price list for all laundry here.
|Items||Laundry (wash & press)||Dry clean|
|Shirt / blouse / t-shirt||$4.50||$6|
|Trousers / shorts / skirt / sweater / cardigan||$4.50||$6|
|Pillow / bolster cases||$2||$3|
|Mattress protector / quilted bed pad / bed cover||$12||$15|
|Cushion covers (S/M/L)||$4 / $6 / $8||$6 / $8 / $10|
1 Claymore Drive, #02-12
Tel: 6732 4747
121 Meyer Road, #01-06A
Tel: 6344 6366
Coronation Shopping Plaza
587 Bukit Timah Road, #03-38
Tel: 6468 6966
Fragrance Empire Building
456 Alexandra Road, #01-07
Tel: 8858 6866
Sunday Laundry ($5.50/kg)
Sunday Laundry is a relative newcomer trying to get a slice of the laundry pie. Their rates for wash & fold are on the higher side, at $5.50/kg, but the minimum is low at only $11 for a 2kg load.
Collection and delivery are free if you hit the minimum order of $30, otherwise there’s a transportation fee of $8 per order. Look out for the Sunday Laundry promotions though – right now there’s $5.30 off with minimum order of $50.
Price list for wash & press and dry clean here:
|Shirt / blouse / sweater / cardigan||$4.50||$5.50|
|Trousers / shorts / skirt||$5||$6|
|Jackets||$6 – $7||$7 – $8|
|Bedsheets||$4 – $6||$6 – $8|
|Pillow / bolster cases||$1||$1|
|Quilt covers||$5.50 – $7.50||$7.50 – $9.50|
|Mattress protector / quilted bed pad / bed cover||$8||$10|
|Cushion covers (S/M/L)||$4 – $5||$4 – $6|
53 Ubi Ave 1 #03-43
Paya Ubi Industrial Park
Tel: 6255 4222
Isn’t it cheaper to use a coin laundry?
If your washing machine has died from overuse, your cheapest option is actually one of those 24-hour coin-operated laundry shops in the heartlands.
But the problem with washing at a coin laundry is that it’s actually WORSE than doing your own laundry at home. Not only do you have to carry your laundry back and forth yourself (if you think that load is heavy now, just imagine them wet), you also need to sit there for hours waiting for the washing to complete.
However, it’s the drying that will kill you – it usually costs about $1/5 min. An hour of drying is therefore… a lot of $1 coins. You’ll probably want to lug that wet laundry home to dry after all.
Have you used any of these laundry services? Share your experiences with us!
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