6 Services That Make Life Easier
6 Services That Make Life Easier

6 Services That Make Life Easier

Everyone leads busy lives – so sometimes it pays to hand over part of your ever-growing to-do list to the pros. From one-off odd jobs to a sustainable fresh milk delivery service and an eco-friendly dry cleaner that picks up and delivers to your door, here are six great services that could eliminate some of the stress.
By Heather Steele


The Seam

Approximately 13 million items of clothing are sent to landfill every week, which is why The Seam is on a mission to repair or rework garments to keep them in the loop for longer. The company connects customers with a local studio or person who provides live updates during the repair journey. Its simple three-step system involves being matched with the best maker for your project; either visiting a local studio or sending your items by post; then tracking your project via live updates as your items are transformed. The team can handle anything from applying fresh buttons through to wedding dress adjustments, reheeling stilettos and deep-cleaning and repairing handbags. It also works with businesses to offer exceptional garment care and repair services at scale. Prices start at £2 for a button repair.

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Blanc is the leading UK specialist in sustainable aftercare. About 85% of dry cleaners use PERC – and Blanc believes the world needs a more sustainable way of cleaning the many clothes it produces, without using the toxic solvent. The team uses eco-technologies and have replaced the toxic solvents used by conventional dry cleaners with methods that are much gentler on textile fibres and have a lower environmental impact. Its turnaround is three working days and you can arrange a home delivery or choose to collect in store. Best of all, its expert cleaners will carefully examine all your items and clean them under the manufacturer’s instructions using the most suited technology. If there’s any doubt or if the team is unable to find a care label on the item, they will ask for your authorisation prior to proceeding.

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The Seam
The Seam


I Hate Ironing

I Hate Ironing serves almost all areas of London with a convenient collection and drop-off service that can be booked online. What’s more, if your items are collected before 10am, they’ll drop your dry cleaning back the same evening, with repairs and alterations taking as little as 48 hours. Cleaning duvets and creating crisp, hotel-like bed linen are among its most popular laundry services. The team offers a bed set laundry service for single, double and king-sized beds. All items processed within this service are washed and pressed, and will be returned packaged and placed inside a branded bag to keep things fresh and clean during transit.

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The Modern Milkman

If you’re looking to cut down on food waste and single-use plastics, The Modern Milkman is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to have fresh produce delivered to your doorstep. Download the app to order organic milk and eggs, homemade milkshakes, baked goods and fresh fruit and veg, all of which come in either glass bottles, glass refills or metal caddies. You can even add or remove items from your order up to 8pm the night before your scheduled delivery. Once you’ve eaten the produce, simply return the reusable packaging, leave the empty bottles out for the milkman, and pop what’s left over in the compost. New for 2023, you can also order Who Gives A Crap loo roll and Clipper teas.
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If you’re in the market for made-to-measure blinds and curtains without the often-heavy price tag, look to Stitched. The company is made up of a collection of handpicked ‘sewistas’, who are based around the UK and each offer different specialist skills. Working with some of the world’s most forward-thinking mills – incorporating everything from velvets to silks in a huge range of colours – Stitched stocks fabrics that have a neutral impact on the planet. There are currently over 300 of them, and they’re all sustainable. From measuring up to seeing your creation before it’s made, the Stitched app will walk you through the process and match you with a sewista. If you’re in need of inspiration, look at the ‘Stitched Homes’ section of the website for real-life commissions. We love interior designer Luke Edward Hall’s choice of curtains.

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Airtasker is a trusted community platform that connects people who need to outsource tasks and find local services with those looking to earn money carrying out those tasks. From simple to complicated jobs, Airtasker can help customers complete anything from home cleaning to DIY, bookkeeping, appliance installation or architectural advice – all via its website or app. Promising secure payments, trusted ratings and reviews, and liability insurance for its ‘Taskers’, all users need to do is post a task for free, describe what needs to be done in a few sentences, set a budget, then take a look at profiles, ratings, completion rates and reviews to pick the Tasker they’d like to work with. When the task is done, Airtasker will release payment, meaning no one is ever out of pocket.

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