NEW YORK — Self-service laundry patrons are about to gain another source to help them navigate the clothes-cleaning chore, particularly in caring for personal items whose stains could spell their end.
In the new Discovery+ series “The Laundry Guy,” Patric Richardson will prove that hope is not lost for cherished items once considered unsalvageable.
Available to stream beginning March 31, the series follows Richardson as he listens to clients’ meaningful stories behind irreplaceable pieces, from wedding dresses and baby blankets to stuffed animals and vintage coats, and then carefully restores the items. The first episode will also air on HGTV on the premiere date.
An entrepreneur and author, Richardson gained recognition for his “laundry camps” that teach his unique approach to cleaning and caring for garments. In each episode of “The Laundry Guy,” he’ll share his signature tips and tricks, do-it-yourself hacks and real-life takeaways.
“Clean clothes are a privilege,” says Richardson. “While the methods have changed, some things never will. We wear our lives’ stories—from first dates to wedding days to bundles of baby joy. When it comes to stains and the stories behind them, everything comes out in the wash.”
Throughout the season, he brings new life to his clients’ most precious possessions, including removing stains from a decades-old denim three-piece suit and cleaning a 1930s-era child’s coat and hat. He also provides solutions for other common problems with garments, such as removing stains, reviving fading colors and treating the most delicate fabrics without sending them to the dry cleaners.
“I always say you do laundry for the people you love,” adds Richardson. “Laundry is a kind of love language. It’s a privilege that I get to wash these things for my clients.”