A unique new laundry service has been launched, designed to create an extra day on your precious holidays.
The Your Holiday Wash service is the ultimate return-to-work stress-buster, aiming to take away some of those mundane chores that hit when you return home from holiday. Recent research confirmed that holiday makers returning home dread getting the holiday washing and ironing done more than any other chore. In fact *52% said it was their most hated task.
From the Your Holiday Wash research there were some other interesting results with other loathed post holiday jobs, in order are opening the post, 20.1% said it was their most hated job, followed by cleaning the house and doing the food shopping, both at 10.5% and doing the gardening, 6.8%. This new nationwide service has been launched to coincide with the summer holiday season, but is an all year round package aimed at anyone travelling abroad or staying in the UK, for both long and short breaks.
The service is the brainchild of Yorkshire entrepreneur Vicki Copley and Your Holiday Wash has been created for anyone who would rather do something more enjoyable than wash, dry and iron. Whether it’s the annual summer break, home or abroad or a short weekend this new service is guaranteed to ensure that the holiday feeling lasts for at least another day. Available for £49.90 Your Holiday Wash collect, wash, dry, iron and return your holiday laundry – all beautifully folded and in a box. Each item of clothing is folded and wrapped and just has to be put away. The laundry is returned directly to your home, or office door, with no hidden extras. [member]
Vicki recognised the need for a service to remove some of the stresses of returning from holiday when she was faced with piles of laundry. Vicki said: “The idea really stems from my experience – staring at masses of washing after returning from the family holiday. Then, thinking about getting it dried and ironed on top of all the other chores that need doing, finally ended any holiday joy. I’ve even heard of other mums and friends having to take a day off work to clear their holiday washing.”
She continued: “We all lead such busy lives. I just wanted something that would allow me more time to do other things, ideally enjoyable treats and spending quality time with my family and friends. Everything about this service has been designed around what I need a holiday laundry service to be – from the quantity of washing to the quality I expect, and delivery that’s convenient.”
Vicki has created a seamless door-to-door service even collecting from and delivering to your work address if that’s easier. The Your Holiday Wash service is booked in advance and an environmentally friendly laundry bag is posted to you in your Welcome Pack, with clear instructions on how to use it. The bag holds all the clothing a family of four takes on a two week holiday (minus any towels or bed-linen) and the team say if it fits in the bag we’ll wash it.
The lightweight bag can be taken on holiday so that dirty clothing can go straight in your suitcase and not get mixed up with any remaining clean clothes. So no more taking a black bin bag on holiday or hunting around for a stray carrier bag to put your dirty smalls in. An easy to use web-based, two step booking service has been devised, with collection and return of the laundry from door-to-door. The team behind the operation have spent some time ensuring there is a seamless easy to use service.
The process is simple, once a wash is purchased you go online and activate once your holiday is booked, and know what date you want the laundry collected. A text alert advises when the washed, ironed and boxed laundry is returned. All of the laundry is delicately washed and the Your Holiday Wash team even separate the whites and colours – so you don’t have to.
After meeting the founder of Your Holiday Wash, Vicki Copley, Tony Anderson – former Marketing Director of easyJet & easyGroup commented: “Your Holiday Wash is one of those great business ideas that leads you to wonder how no-one managed to think of it before. Vicki has come up with a simple and effective solution to the dreaded postholiday wash.”
Vicki Copley added: “In the future we believe Your Holiday Wash will to be a holiday essential, along with booking travel insurance, airport parking and car hire. It’ll be on the list of post holiday tasks that many organise before they travel to ensure the return back to everyday life is as pain free as possible. “We all have less and less time and more stressful lives, the holiday should be a complete rest – not a relaxing break followed by even more work. With the average holiday washing taking a whole day to complete we are almost offering an extra day’s holiday!”
Your Holiday Wash is already looking to extend the packages into specific specialist holiday sectors and has also been asked to provide home washes such is the high quality of service. The service has also generated lots of interest from people looking for unusual gift ideas, particular for wedding gifts for honeymooners.