Garment Valet serves Hoboken

7/19/2010 Update:

Quality & Convenience from Garment Valet

Since Garment Valet has come to Hoboken this Summer, I’ve been hearing positive reviews for their service.

I was in a pickle last week, and didn’t have the time to do my laundry during the day, so I signed up for an account at Garment Valet. Simple and painless – I entered my personal info, laundry preferences and access location. Clicked “schedule” and it was all set for pickup the next morning.

Laundry Delivered VIP style

The following day, the laundry was delivered (I got a text message indicating so – you can set that in your preferences as well).

I’ve never received my wash and fold laundry back so impeccably packed. With paper straps keeping everything neat and orderly in the bag. The clothes smelled fresh, and felt very well rinsed. I’ve encountered problems in the past where my skin became irritated by poorly washed clothes. Not the case with Garment Valet.

One thing was surprising – the way the shirts were folded. Very tiny – I’m not accustomed to that, more used to “Banana Republic” style folding. I was nervous that the shirts would be excessively wrinkled. Again, not the case. In fact, I’m beginning to prefer my shirts folded this way. You can fit more into a dresser drawer, and they’re easier to manage – like little hand-held cubes that don’t become unfolded when moving around! Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

Coupon Code for new customers

Some folks were a bit concerned that the cost was a bit higher than your local wash and fold. For one, the added expense was marginal in my opinion, but the improvements in the quality of the delivered product + the convenience factor makes it well worth it. Not only that, the coupon used actually made it cheaper.

Interested in trying the Garment Valet service out yourself? Then head over to www.garmentvalet.com – and you can even use this coupon code (411FreeTrial) to save $15 bucks on your first order (new customers only – expires 8/1/2010).

SEE ORIGINAL UPDATES AND MORE INFORMATION AFTER THE JUMP!

6/17/2010 Update:

Positive Garment Valet reviews already!

Wow – that was quick! Seems like Hoboken residents are very keen on saving time these days. Hoboken411 reader Karine already tried Garment Valet and shares her experience:

“I saw your recent story introducing Garment Valet and decided to try their services out. I just got my things back this evening and wanted to share my experiences with other readers.

Basically, dry cleaning is something that I usually put off doing. It’s not too convenient for me because I have to walk out of my way at times when I’m in a hurry to either get to work or get home after a typically long day. After using Garment Valet this week, though, I’m excited that there is finally an option that will work with my busy schedule.

I set up the pick-up online and then simply cut their professional valet service a key to my outside door. I left one of the Garment Valet bags (stuffed with my dry cleaning) on my hallway doormat. Garment Valet picked it up and returned it for me a day later, and it could not have been more convenient. The clothes looked perfect and smelled very fresh. One other positive (quirky) thing I noticed was that there was a very minimal use of safety pins and no twist ties. My other dry cleaner I use in town tied all the hangers together with twist-ties, and makes it impossible to get things off the hanger in a hurry.

The one worry I had was the thought that things could get taken from the hallway (my neighbors would never do this, but regardless the thought of leaving a bag of expensive things outside my unit made me wary). After going through this process only once, though, I know my clothes are in good hands and no longer feel concerned.

I hope others try Garment Valet and are just as pleased!

Karine R.

6/14/2010:

For those that took the uptown NY Waterway Ferry this morning, you may have noticed that free Turning Point coffee was being handed out. But by whom?

Garment Valet Debuts Web-to-Door Laundry Service in Hoboken

Two Hours All to Yourself… Imagine the Possibilities: Not just another laundry drop off service but a resource for living well.

Simplify Life™ is the driving force behind the success of Garment Valet. When days become busier and more demanding of our time, a full service laundry and dry cleaning valet is just the ticket for time-pressed individuals and companies. Garment Valet is part of your community, getting involved where it matters most and in doing so guarantees a Green promise to use only the most eco-friendly methods of laundering available today.

Garment Valet provides a convenient solution for laundry and dry cleaning through their virtual platform and eliminates time consuming trips. Today laundry and dry-cleaning pickup and delivery services are available to most buildings in Manhattan up to 110th street and all of Hoboken, NJ with complete wash and fold services. In addition, you will find they are one of the best dry cleaners around, guaranteeing each garment is cared for individually with special stain care attention.

See a special message from the Founder Dominic Coryell here.

Easy to use; Already servicing Hoboken

Many residents over at the Curling Club have already enjoyed the convenience and quality of Garment Valet, that they have dedicated drop off and delivery sections in the building. Sure beats doing laundry, or getting to the dry cleaner after they close, right?

But you don’t need to live in a managed apartment building or condo with concierge or doorman. Garment Valet will pick up and deliver to any home in Hoboken. Just go to the Garment Valet Website and setup an account – or email Sandy Burstein to get more information for your apartment building!

More Free Coffee, Discounts and Coupons this week!

Each morning this week – Ryan Bloomer and Stacy Gulisano will be at the NY Waterway Ferry terminal uptown giving away free iced or regular coffee while they explain what Garment Valet is all about.

Additionally, there’s a contest where you can drop your business card off and have a chance to win free ferry passes and $50 in free dry cleaning!

If you already like what you see – you can bring your laundry down in person – and get 50% off your first order (along with the free coffee.) You’ll receive your clean clothes back at your home the very next day. Mention Hoboken411 – and get another $10 credit added to your account!

For those that don’t take the ferry, or cannot get uptown in the morning – you can sign up online – and use coupon code: 20offHoboken to get 20% off your first two orders. Plus, if you refer a friend who uses the service – receive 50% off your very next order too!

I plan to give them a shot soon – as I have zero time as it is! Has anyone else used them so far?

Read more about Garment Valet’s promises – after the jump!

Garment Valet Promises

“… to liberate you from the inconvenience and wasted time that laundry and dry cleaning entail. We offer quality cleaning and quick turnaround of your garments at a reasonable price. Your clothes are our business; your satisfaction is our promise.”

– GV

Giving Back

Garment Valet was started on the basis of community in the historical city of Boston, MA – revolutionizing the way big cities do business with a dedication to personal service and commitment to quality. The founders have a genuine passion for staying connected to the community by listening to their needs as they look forward to the future. A sound commitment to providing eco-friendly services and offering customers resources and ideas on living well is an integral part of Garment Valet’s mission.

Experience Life

Garment Valet helps Simplify Life™, setting each new customer up with a “Welcome Kit” including VIP garment bags–black for wash and fold and red for special care. Pack up those clothes and let them do the rest while you enjoy the things you love doing most. With two hours of free time, the possibilities are endless. Garment Valet often participates in neighborhood events, check back and check often to stay up to date on your next Garment Date.

Lending an Ear

Garment Valet listened to the needs of every neighborhood and prides its services on being affordable, convenient and helpful. There are a number of packages to choose from, drop off and delivery times to suit customers needs and will even collect clothing for donation and hangers to recycle.

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12 Comments on "Garment Valet serves Hoboken"

The Professor
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The Professor

Charleyblueeyes thinks people should be shuttling laundry instead of enjoying their few precious hours a week to relax. I disagree and think this is a great service. For me, even getting the dry-clean-ready stuff in a bag to bring to the cleaners is one of the worst things that I have to do…almost as bad as opening mail. Actually, I wish there was a “Dry Clean Fairy Valet” who would lay out tomorrow’s shirt/suit for me while I am fast asleep (taking weather predictions into account so I don’t have to think about that either). The point is: less time put into anything work-related while at home… THE BETTER.

Gavriel
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Gavriel

Do you think Charley has a problem with other modern conveniences like the dishwasher, automobile and telephone too?

hobposer
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hobposer

I see tighty whities in your pile

hobokendave
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hobokendave

Their prices are insane. $1.25 per pound for wash/dry fold. $5.99 to dry clean a pair of pants. But if you moved to Hoboken from Manhattan, the prices are comparable I guess.

Furey
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I randomly called 3 wash & fold cleaners in town and the Wash & Fold was $1 per pound. I wouldn’t call $1.25 “insane”. For the extra .25 cents per pound you are paying for pick up and delivery. You don’t have to haul your clothes to a dry cleaner, wait in line. You just register online and they will come to your building to pick up your things and drop them off.

I do my own laundry, so I don’t care about this service, but I did have a few years where I lived in an apartment without a washer or dryer. I’d pay for this, because I work 10 hour days and hit the gym for 1 hour each day – it would make my life much easier to just pay the extra .25 cents per pound to have it delivered.[quote comment=”193594″]Their prices are insane. $1.25 per pound for wash/dry fold. $5.99 to dry clean a pair of pants. But if you moved to Hoboken from Manhattan, the prices are comparable I guess.[/quote]

hobokendave
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hobokendave

my local wash/dry/fold charges 80 cents a pound and $4.75 to dry clean a pair of pants.
Again, the point is… the Hoboken market is all geared toward those people who can afford the mortgage on a 600K condo and have money left over for luxuries like having your laundry picked up, dinner delivered, groceries delivered and having your kids raised by a low paid black or latin woman.[quote comment=”193596″]I randomly called 3 wash & fold cleaners in town and the Wash & Fold was $1 per pound. I wouldn’t call $1.25 “insane”. For the extra .25 cents per pound you are paying for pick up and delivery. You don’t have to haul your clothes to a dry cleaner, wait in line. You just register online and they will come to your building to pick up your things and drop them off. I do my own laundry, so I don’t care about this service, but I did have a few years where I lived in an apartment without a washer or dryer. I’d pay for this, because I work 10 hour days and hit the gym for 1 hour each day – it would make my life much easier to just pay the extra .25 cents per pound to have it delivered.

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Furey
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Is your local WDF in Hoboken? Which one? Like I wrote I randomly called a few around town to get an idea on what some places charge their neighbors. If EVERYONE was charging .80 cents a pound, I may agree with you. Also you can’t complain about what others can afford – welcome to America, Dave. That’s life. There’s always going to be people who make more money than you and willing to pay for people to do things for them. [quote comment=”193605″]my local wash/dry/fold charges 80 cents a pound and $4.75 to dry clean a pair of pants.
Again, the point is… the Hoboken market is all geared toward those people who can afford the mortgage on a 600K condo and have money left over for luxuries like having your laundry picked up, dinner delivered, groceries delivered and having your kids raised by a low paid black or latin woman.

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hobposer
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hobposer

Best of luck to Sandy and his new venture, sounds like a great idea

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