I had two competing startups do my laundry - here's who won


Washio review

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In San Francisco, my apartment is full of "charm" - a word that loosely translates into great crown molding, but no modern appliances like a washer or dryer. Not even in the building.

Normally, I just carry my dirty clothes to the nearby laundromat and sit with it for two hours to make sure it doesn't get stolen. It's not fun, but it's my only option.

With my laundromat closed for renovations, I decided to send my clothes off to Washio and Rinse, two competing laundry startups that promised to deliver my clothes back washed and folded.


Here's how that went...