A sunny day in Cuenca -
perfect for "Laundry Day" by the river!
When we moved from our Oregon home to Cuenca, Ecuador, we left behind many things that I thought I would miss - like our washer and dryer. Our first four apartments were furnished, but only one of them had a washer and dryer, and we lived in that apartment only two weeks. So, for the first year here, we would haul our laundry to one of the nearby local laundry services to wash, dry, and fold our clothes. Then, we would return to pick them up and haul them back to our apartment. These local places would staple little tags on every single piece of clothing with a 5 or 6 digit number handwritten on each tiny tag. I would then proceed to cut each little tag off every article of clothing before putting them away. Not fun! But, we had decided that we were not going to invest in a washer and dryer - and besides, where would we begin to fit them in our current small apartment?
Laundry service here is so inexpensive, but I got tired of cutting the tags off every time we would have our laundry day. We also didn't enjoy hauling our clothes down four flights of stairs and to the laundry place. Nor did I like the fact that the reason they were tagging each item was because they would mix my clothes in with someone else's so they could make use of filling up their machines. However, I didn't want to find a self-service laundromat where I would have to sit there and wait for my clothes to wash, dry, and then have to take time to fold them. After all, I'm "jubilada" and doing laundry has never been a fun chore for me.
Then, someone told me about MR. WASH! Really? They'll pick up our clothes, and deliver them - up four flights? They use organic products? They won't mix my clothes with any one else's? They have same day service? Count me in! I called them that day, and it was all true. They came to our apartment the next day, and delivered that night. No more little tags to cut off, and my clothes smelled so fresh and were folded so meticulously - I was now another one of their "happy" customers. Fabian and his wife, Inez, and their son, Kevin are great people. Their desire is to please their customers, and I'm thankful to know them and to be using their service. Another thing I love about living in Cuenca - I don't have to do laundry anymore!!
Pictures Tell The Story
Recently, I went over to Mr. Wash to see their facility and meet their staff.
Address: Francisco Estrella entre Avenida 27 de Febrero y Avenida 10 de Augusto.
|Meet Inez (Fabian's wife and owners), Anita, and Estefania - hard-working women who take special care of their customer's laundry.|
MR. WASH is open Sunday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. They are closed on Saturdays.
They've been in business four years and know how to take care of their customer's needs.
The employees are meticulous about how they fold each item of laundry, and when they return them to us, nothing is ever missing.
They have other services - like cleaning large rugs and comforters.....
.........and dry cleaning service too! Oh, and they will hand-wash and line dry delicates! Did I mention that they also IRON your clothes upon request?
Yes, MR WASH is a full-service facility that I highly recommend. They are definitely meeting all of our laundry needs - and I'm thrilled that I can now wait up to three weeks for my pickup and not have to haul my heavy bags through the streets of El Centro.
Recently, Bo spilled Coconut Oil on a pair of his new hiking pants. Here, Inez and her helper are looking at the stain and ready to take on the task of removing it. AND THEY DID! I've had other stained clothes that they always return to me spotless. Now, that's service at it's best!!!
If you want your laundry picked up and delivered, and if you want organic products and fabulous service - give MR WASH a call at 099-055-2419. Inez will be over that day ($2-$4 delivery charge depending on where you live) to take care of your needs.
Thank you, Inez, for giving me a tour of MR. WASH and for taking such good care of your customers! Bo and I appreciate your incredible laundry service and we're glad we found you!!!