Local parenting expert Mel has dubbed our contactless 24/7 system as a modern-day solution to laundry for busy parents.
“Take the kids along with you, show them the magic of dry cleaning. Change things up while, you know,
trips to Fiji are off,” she joked.
And Mel’s from Love Parenting, so we’re thrilled to have an industry professional endorsing our business! Mel tagged us in this great little video, which shows our RedBox system in action!
Her caption said she was “oh so excited about the magic of disappeary/reappeary automation”, admitting she felt like a child marvelling over the novelty. We were thrilled to see this post and reached out to Mel for some more feedback on her experience with Pride Dry Cleaning.
Mel’s introduction to Pride Dry Cleaning
Mel runs a local grannyflat as an Airbnb and said she initially came across Pride Dry Cleaning through one of her guests. He was a specialist from Canada, in town for nine weeks, and told Mel he was using the free pick-up and drop-off service to have his work clothes dry cleaned.
Mel was excited to try the Pride difference and said that the business ranks as one of the Hunter's best. However, she still had never used the RedBox system.
Using the contactless system for the first time.
That all changed when COVID-19 hit. On her most recent visit to Pride, Mel tested out the contactless system. She popped three work shirts in for a spruce-up.
“The inner four-year-old in me couldn’t resist the RedBox pick-up option. My shirts magically appeared, delightfully shazzammed ready for me to take. I was so taken by the experience that I posted about it on my socials for other parents to know that it exists.”
Mel thinks that the RedBox would be a real novelty to many kids, making laundry for busy parents more enjoyable.
Easy for first-timers
Mel also praised the system for its ease-of-use, saying that laundry for busy parents is a breeze with such user-friendly technology. “I always manage to jag a movie-star carpark right out the front of Pride Dry Cleaning. The required PIN had been sent by SMS, so I had it at the ready.
"To be honest, using this system was just the excitement I needed after what had been a pretty serious few months across COVID,” Mel explained.
Changing up the norm: laundry for busy parents no longer a hassle
After such a positive experience, Mel said she’d highly recommend Pride Dry Cleaning and our RedBox system.
“Being able to drop-off and pick-up in the early morning or late evening is great! It’s the ideal excuse to step out of the hoobala of the regular routine at home,” she said. Local cafes and eateries make the experience even more enjoyable, according to Mel.
“Add in a Suspension coffee or cheeky milkshake from Jim's Milk Bar and you’ve got a fun outing! A lot of the nearby businesses are either open very early or later than usual, so I can go whenever. It’s a way hotter option than roaming about under Kmart's bright lights with all the other parents also taking time out,” she joked.
Mel even went as far as the call RedBox the solution to the headache that is laundry for busy parents, explaining that RedBox is so much more than a method of submitting dry cleaning.
“It's a mental health initiative that Newcastle needed.”
Thanks again Mel for your lovely feedback!
To learn more about our RedBox system, head to our website or get in touch with our friendly team.