Dry Cleaning Service
Dry cleaning process / What our partners do
Item labels will be checked to confirm the cleaning process required. Some items are dry clean only, while others have different washing instructions that don’t include dry cleaning. Our partners are experienced in treating different fabrics and will thus treat your clothing items appropriately. Your clothes are treated for stains, washed/dry cleaned, pressed, hung, and are then covered with a protective plastic garment bag. Stains that aren’t removed in the dry-cleaning cycle (mostly water-soluble stains) are treated separately to ensure your clothes look their best when we deliver them back to you.
On a hanger or folded?
Most single items are delivered on a hanger. You can also request folding for certain items if you prefer. Some users wish to have their sweaters and other delicate items folded to avoid hanger damage or for easier storage.
One of our most popular services is the button-up shirt cleaning and pressing. The most important part of your work outfit. A clean ironed shirt is a staple in most office jobs. Many white-collar workers are expected to look professional always. The only downside is that they work long hours and often have little time over to either iron the shirts themselves or even make it to the dry cleaners before closing time. With this service, customers don’t have time-limits and have more time over to do other things before or after work. Dry cleaners are also more thorough with stains, cleaning, and ironing than our customers would be in the rushing of it all. Your shirts are treated for stains, washed/dry cleaned, pressed, hung, and covered with a protective plastic garment bag.
To make it easier for our weekly customers, we also offer this as a 5-shirt bundle. Your shirts can also be repaired by us if needed. We repair buttons, pockets, and more. We also alter shirts to your needs, for example waist circumference and length. Simply mark with pins and we will take it from there!
Collar and armpit stains are the most common stains that are present on clothing. Cologne, perfume, deodorant, and skin oils attach to your clothing and may cause yellowish stains if not treated appropriately. Dry cleaners have the tools, detergents, and stain treatments to remove even the most stubborn stains. It is best to avoid trying to tackle stains yourself, as you may make matters worse. Our partners will take the appropriate steps for each stain.
Dresses, Blouses & skirts
Dresses, blouses and skirts are often made from delicate fabrics (including silk, lace, velvet) that may be easily damaged by the typical cleaning methods done at home, which may also decrease their durability. Therefor it is best to leave the cleaning of your dresses, blouses and skirts to professionals. Dry cleaners know how to treat different fabrics, styles, shapes and stains. Your dresses, blouses and skirts can also be repaired by us if needed. We repair buttons, zippers, pockets, and more. We also alter suits to your needs, for example waist circumference and length. Simply mark with pins and we will take it from there!
Suits are the key to looking professional. But they can also make you look sloppy and unprofessional if you don’t clean and press them properly. Your suit can go a few rounds before needing to be dry cleaned. A suit jacket can go longer than suit pants without looking dirty and giving off odor. Jackets are worn over shirts, which absorb most sweat coming off your body. Your pants however, do need to be refreshed more often. As suggested in the blog mentioned above, it may be strategic to have 2 pants for every suit jacket you own. This way they can all be dry cleaned at the same time, and would require fewer trips to the dry cleaner in between.
Your suit can also be repaired by us if needed. We repair buttons, zippers, pockets, and more. We also alter suits to your needs, for example waist circumference and length. Simply mark with pins and we will take it from there!
A tie is very delicate and needs proper care to prevent damage. It’s best not to clean ties yourself and your best bet would be to let a dry cleaner handle the process for you.
As many of our customers are in the legal field, we often get asked about legal attire and which options they should select in this case. Jackets and vest are the same as the jacket and vest already on our list. Gowns can be chosen on the list under legal attire. Silk, wool and synthetic fabric may be chosen. Jabots can also be chosen under this category.
Your special day is something you will never forget. Your wedding dress plays a big part in your overall experience. Many women want to preserve/save their dress for their daughter or just as a memento of their big day. Before doing that it is important that the wedding gown is clean, free from sweat, skin flakes and other oils to prevent deteriorating of the fabrics used. A dry cleaner has the fabric experience to give your dress the best treatment possible.
Outerwear (Jackets, coats, etc.)
Your thick down winter jackets, coats, and other jackets are not washed often, since you can’t wash them every day after wearing them. You tend to forget about cleaning them. But they do need a proper cleaning every so often. It is best not to wash your coats and jackets in your conventional washing machine, because it may affect the down feather fluffiness, and thus the ability to keep you warm. Coats are often made from delicate fabrics that require the right type of cleaning and treatment to last as long possible. Our partners may also make your coats and jackets water proof upon request, to prevent water damage in rainy seasons.
Is my item a jacket or coat?
You’re not the first person to be confused by outerwear. Here’s a guide.
Winter jackets (Down Jackets)
Thick, filled with (down) feathers. Most down jackets zip up. They look a bit “poofy” like the icon shown above. See example here.
Thinner material, without filling, such as bomber jackets. See example here.
Coats are often associated with fall/autumn. They are often a bit longer than jackets. Coats are often made out of cashmere, serge, and tweed. Trench coats also fall under this category. See example here.