Did you know that in New York, you can find someone to help you with just about anything? One thing that was very unfamiliar to me was using laundry or giving your laundry to someone else to clean. But what was foreign to me before is now commonplace!
I have an incredible apartment cleaner who services all of NYC, Mirabel!
She's just lovely, she's a one-woman show, and she just does an absolutely incredible job.
If you'd like her details, just send me an email.
If your apartment doesn't have in-building laundry (which is more often than you'd expect), you will need to find a laundromat. Generally, you pay a few quarters per wash, and a few quarters per dry. Most laundromats don't like you using their dryers if you're not using their washers, but that's for you to find out yourself.
The alternative is “Wash & Fold”. It's amazing. You will pay anything around $1/pound of clothes and they will return it that or the next day, washed and folded. Remember that they may not take QUITE so much care of your clothes so mention any delicates you have and avoid anything that can't be dried in a dryer. Generally, they will offer services for things you want to be washed separately or using particular methods.
To achieve these, you need a bag to deliver your clothes in. Most laundry places sell washing bags, so just pop in before your first time for something between $5 and $10. Shirts can be cleaned and pressed for around $2/shirt, and you also have a dry cleaning option as well which is more expensive than wash and fold.
Shirts can be cleaned and pressed for around $2/shirt, and you also have a dry cleaning option as well which is more expensive than wash and fold for those items that require it.