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While staying at home as much as possible is an important part of keeping our families and our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, for those with kids it can lead to a lot of extra work.

In addition to working from home and taking on the role of homeschool teacher while schools and daycares are shut, many parents are finding it difficult to plan for and prepare all the extra meals and deal with the magnified mess of kids at home all day.

If you’re on the hunt for ways to lighten your load during this stressful time, check out the list of ideas below for inspiration!

1. Prepare multi-purpose meals

It can be hard enough trying to plan, shop for and prepare breakfast and dinner every day but with the whole family now needing lunch everyday too, lots of parents are feeling burnt out in the kitchen. Lighten your load by preparing multi-purpose recipes that can be stretched into two or three meals.

For example, if you roast a chicken for supper on Sunday, you can use leftovers to prepare chicken soup on Monday and chicken quesadillas on Tuesday.

2. Make cleaning a family affair

If everyone is making the mess, everyone should be responsible for pitching in to clean it up. Even small children can pick up and put away toys and older children can be tasked with sweeping, vacuuming, dusting and doing the dishes.

At a minimum, kids should be responsible for picking up the game or toys they’re playing with before moving on to their next activity.

3. Get outside as much as possible

While getting outside won’t help you knock out any cleaning tasks, it will help you prevent your kids from making indoor messes that need to be cleaned up.

Play in the backyard, take a walk or spin around the block on your bikes and, while you do, rest assured that the inside of your home isn’t being wrecked.

Gentle reminder to still follow social distancing guidelines!

4. Outsource where you still can

While home cleaning services are a no-no right now, there are plenty of things you can still outsource – one major one being your laundry.

Instead of tossing in load after load that never gets folded and put away, make a pick up request with 2ULaundry and watch your clothes come back fresh, clean and folded the next day.

5. Plan for some alone time

As much as extra time with our kids can be a blessing, it’s easy for parents to feel burned out after weeks of 24/7 parenting with no break.

If you have a partner, make it a point to take turns taking breaks and getting some alone time. While you can’t go out (or at least should be cautious when going out) with friends or relax with a pedicure, taking a nice solo walk around the block or a relaxing bubble bath, or simply sitting and reading alone at home while your partner takes your kids out to ride their bikes can be just the break you need to recharge!

There’s no doubt that these are tough times for everyone in the community but with a little forethought and planning ahead, you should be able to lighten your load at least a little bit this spring!

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  • How do the bags work?

    We use colored bags to differentiate services and make it easy for you to let us know what services you need. Set the bags out separately on your scheduled pickup day, and make sure they’re fully closed for transit to our facility. Please note that any overflow will be transferred into another 2ULaundry bag at the time of pickup and billed separately.

  • Can I request additional bags?

    Yes, to ensure your cleaning preferences are met, please place items in the correct bag for that service.

    If you do not have the correct bags or enough bags for your upcoming pickup, please contact Customer Care or request the additional bag through your Online Account. We’ll deliver one to your location free of charge. If we’re unable to deliver an additional bag in advance of your pickup, simply leave the items in a personal bag labeled with your name and the requested service(s).

  • How do I schedule a pickup?

    Your first pickup will be scheduled during the signup process.

    The easiest way to schedule additional pickups and modify an existing pickup schedule is through our mobile app, which you can download here.

    Not quite sure about the app? You can also schedule your next pickup by texting “PICKUP” to 588-15. We will send you a personalized scheduling calendar to easily schedule a pickup without logging in to your Account.

    For additional scheduling options, you can always contact Customer Care with your preferred date or schedule pickups through your Account online at www.2ULaundry.com.

    A few things to note: When using the App or Online Account, pickup requests, cleaning notes, and location updates, must be made by midnight the night before pickup. Our Customer Care Team can accommodate same-day requests up until 7am the morning of the requested pickup.

    Customers have the option to schedule one-time pickups on an as-needed basis or recurring weekly schedules for more consistent service. You will always receive a reminder text the night before your pickup, giving you the option to cancel or reschedule your pickup if needed. Please make sure the primary phone number on your account receives texts!

  • Do I need to sort the clothes or do any prep work in advance?

    We want to make the cleaning process as easy and convenient as possible, so there’s no need to sort your clothes in advance.

    While we sort and check all garments for stains upon arrival at our facility, please notify us to stains and repair requests in advance so we can take the best possible care of your items. There are a couple of ways to do this:

    Mobile app/Online account: When scheduling a pickup from the Home Page, use the Wash, Dry, Fold & Hang Dry Notes and Dry Cleaning Notes to add any special cleaning notes for your next pickup.

    Email/Text: Send specific stain-removal or repair requests to Customer Care. Include a picture of the stain or repair area and/or a description of the garment and the location of the problem area

  • Who cleans the clothes?

    We want to make the cleaning process as easy and convenient as possible, so there’s no need to sort your clothes in advance.

    While we sort and check all garments for stains upon arrival at our facility, please notify us to stains and repair requests in advance so we can take the best possible care of your items. There are a couple of ways to do this:

    Mobile app/Online account: When scheduling a pickup from the Home Page, use the Wash, Dry, Fold & Hang Dry Notes and Dry Cleaning Notes to add any special cleaning notes for your next pickup.

    Email/Text: Send specific stain-removal or repair requests to Customer Care. Include a picture of the stain or repair area and/or a description of the garment and the location of the problem area

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We will do everything we can to return your clothes to you in great shape. In the rare instance that an item goes missing or is damaged during the cleaning process, we’ll reimburse you up to the full value of the item with a $1,000 maximum per order.