Around Surat there are a jillion different places to get your laundry done. If you drive down Karunrat Road, you will probably see 10 different laundry places in less than 3 minutes. There is definitely no shortage of options when it comes to getting those smelly, sweat-drenched clothes of your fresh and clean. Since new teachers will be arriving soon, I thought it would be a good time to share a few of our favorite laundry places around Super housing.
Option #1 – The place across the street from the big house
From the big house, cross the street and walk to the right. This laundry shop is the 2nd shop you will see. You just give her your dirty clothes and she will tell you a day to come back and pick them up.
The Good – She is super nice and I usually end of talking to her for a while when I take my laundry here. She also gets stains out really well.
The Bad – She is a little overpriced and always takes at least 3 days. One time we also ended up with some random clothes that weren’t ours, but she never lost any of our stuff.
The location is super convenient and she does a good job, so it is worth mentioning.
Option #2 – The place on the new house street
This place doesn’t look anything like a laundry shop – it actually looks like a duplex or something. From Amphur Rd, turn on the new house street. Look for the blue one-story apartments on the right. It is maybe the 4th door…usually there is someone standing around and they will show you where it is.
The Good – They have always charged us 60 baht (even when we had a HUGE bag of laundry) and the clothes come back soft and clean. They also always have our laundry finished the next day, which is nice.
The Bad – I think they lost one of someone’s shirts, but this has happened at other places around town, too. I can’t really think of anything bad and they have always done a good job with our clothes.
Option #3 – Do it yourself – The coin operated machines
Recently, Alyssa noticed some coin-operated washing machines near the big house. From the big house go right and walk down the street about 2 minutes. The machines are on our side of the street.
The Good – These machines look super new. They only cost 20 baht for a regular size machine (30-40 baht for the really big machines), which is really cheap. There is also a little store there where they sell laundry detergent and fabric softener. You get your clothes back right away and don’t have to wait a 1-3 days.
The Bad – Doing it yourself takes a little longer, but I just went back to the house while the washing machine finished. It was also a little difficult to dry the clothes. People don’t really use dryers here – they hang-dry everything. I ended up hanging everything around my wardrobe closet and pointing a fan on the wet clothes. I let it dry overnight and it was all dry in the morning.
There are plenty of other laundry places near Super housing (especially on Karunrat Rd), so there are plenty of options! These are just a few of the places conveniently located the houses.