How to Stretch Your Dollar at the Dry Cleaner
Apr 6, 2015
We know dry cleaning bills can be expensive. We want to show you some tips to get the most out of your dry cleaning.
Read your care label!
- Does your garment need to be Dry Cleaned?
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- Extend your Dry Cleaning visits
Manufacturers are required to test their garment to determine what kind of cleaning works best, dry clean, water wash, hand wash, or spot clean.
Dry Clean vs. Dry Clean ONLY
How do I get the stain out?
- “Dry Clean” means that the garment is also machine washable but strongly suggest dry cleaning because it enhances the look of the garment.
- These garments can be washed at home but may have to be pressed
- You can save a couple of bucks by using the Press Only Service
- “Dry clean ONLY” itemsrequire the care of a professional. These fabrics don’t work well with water, such as rayon, silk and linen.
- Manufacturers take responsbility for their items if the care label is followed. Please take time to read the care label because experts know best!
The first thing to remember is… ACT FAST
- The sooner you treat the stain, the better. An untouched spot can set in less than a week!
- When treating stains, it is best to blot the stains, rather than rub stains, which can spread the mess throughout the fabric and color. Once the stain has set, it will most likely be permanent
Try to remember what kind of stain it was, oil-based or water-based.
Tell your dry cleaner what type of stain it is.
- Oil based stains, such as olive oil or butter need to be sent to the dry cleaner immediately! We specialize in treating these stains.
- Water-based stains, such as blood, coffee, or wine can be treated at home, but remember to treat them ASAP because the longer they are left untreated, the more likely the stain will set in.
Dry Cleaners will use different spotting agents depending on what kind of stain it is.
Make Your Dry Cleaning Last Longer
Would you like starch
For Dress Shirts and Blue Jeans:
Hang your Clothes Up!
- Freshly pressed shirts and pants can make a world of a difference in professionalism.
- Starch can maintain the shape of your shirt for a longer period of time. If you don’t make it to the Cleaners often, we suggest you use starch!
- Aside from the smooth, crisp edges starch gives to clothing, it served practical purposes as well. Dirt and sweat from a person’s neck and wrists sticks to the starch rather than to the fibers of the clothing, and washes away along with the starch. After each laundering, the starch would be reapplied.
- You can prolong our crispy press-ness by hanging your clothes immediately after wearing.
- The type of hanger you use can also make a huge difference.
- Wire hangers can produce creases in your clothes, especially if you hang pants and jeans over them.
- Instead, invest in felt or wooden hangers, which better keep the natural shape of your garment.