When Kaushal and Sripal Jain moved to America from India in 1976, they came with little but a dream and an uncompromising work ethic. They settled into life in our country and eventually welcomed a young son into their fold. They named him Akshay whose name means “eternal, immortal and indestructible” in Sanskrit ~ perfect words to describe their pride and joy.
The same year that Akshay was born, the Jain’s landed upon an opportunity to own and operate a laundromat on Route 44 in Johnston; thus was born Jain’s Laundry. Now, twenty-six years later, the laundromat is going as strong as ever, as is their successful son. Akshay is now working on his PhD in BioTech at Harvard University while he is doing cancer research at nearby Dana-Farber Research Hospital. Both Akshay and his parents are the personification of the “American Dream.”
Today, customers of Jain’s Laundry will find a full-service “wash-dry-fold” laundromat. If you don’t want to consume your time wrestling with piles of clothes, bring your laundry in and trust it to the care of Kaushal Jain. She has committed 26 years of her life to serving her customers. She is meticulous and consistent. She will wash, soften and dry your clothes, then fold them and wrap them up to go ~ all within a few hours. This is an amazing convenience, all for only .69cents/pound. The math is simple enough – ten pounds of dirty clothes, dropped off in the morning and ready to go by day’s end – all for less than $7.00. Fifteen pounds of dirty clothes dropped off on the way to work and ready to go by dinner – all for under $11.00.
If you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, then you will find a large room full of coin-operated washers and dryers. There are folding tables for easy sorting and folding. Don’t have enough quarters? No worries ~ there is a change machine that accepts up to a $20.00 bill available here.
There are large capacity machines available for all size loads, from 25 pounds to 65 pounds. The top loading machines are available here for only $2.00 per load compared to $2.50 in most other places. New state-of-the-art dryers are installed which are incredibly efficient, rotating both clockwise and counter-clockwise to prevent the bunching and twisting that can make drying uneven in conventional dryers.
Vending machines are also on-site if you need to re-stock your supply of detergent, softener or laundry bags. There is never a need to wait because there are rows and rows of machines ready to go at any given time. Everything you need is right here at Jain’s Laundry.
Jain’s Laundry is found in the Plaza 44 shopping plaza on 39 Putnam Pike. It is open seven days each week - from 8 am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday, and 7 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about their services, call 401-231-7019.