3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Dry Cleaning


Here are three tips that will help you get the most effective use out of your trip to the dry cleaners.

#1 Cut Down On Your Beauty Routine

The first thing you need to do is cut down on your beauty routine. Your beauty routine could literally be ruining the clothes that you love the most. The make-up you wear, such as foundation and lipstick, can get stuck on your clothes. Stains from your deodorant can be hard even for an experienced cleaner to get out. Even the fragrance you wear can be doing harm to your favorite garments. Most of the fragrances on the market contain alcohol, which reacts negatively with both satin and silk and can mess up the colors on those fabrics.

Put on your make-up after you are dressed, and remove it before you pull a shirt over your head. Spray your perfume directly onto your body before you get dressed instead of onto your clothes. Cutting down and being more conscious of your beauty routine could extend the life of some of your favorite clothes.

#2 Bring In Stained Clothes Immediately

When one of your dry cleaning items gets a stain on it, bring it in immediately; don't wait for your next dry cleaning day to roll around. The longer a stain sits on your clothes, especially the finer fabrics that require dry cleaning, the more likely it is that the stain is going to set in so deeply that your dry cleaner is not going to be able to do anything about getting it out.

#3 Take Your Clothes Out Of The Dry Cleaning Bag

When you bring your dry cleaning home, do not leave your clothes inside of the dry cleaning bag. The nice plastic bag that the dry cleaner puts your clothes in is not made for long-term storage. Plastic starts to break down as soon as it makes contact with light, which can lead to your clothes getting discolored. Additionally, if you leave your clothes inside of the plastic bag for too long, as the plastic break downs, stains on your clothes that you might not have seen otherwise will become oxidized and you will not be able to get rid of them.

When you get home, take your dry cleaning out of the plastic and just hang it up.

#4 Bring In Your Dry Cleaning Off-Season

Finally, if you want to save some money on your dry cleaning bill, bring in all those items that you only dry clean a couple of times a year during the off-season. Dry cleaners tend to be the busiest in the spring and summer months, so if you want to save some money and get a bunch of clothing dry cleaned at once, bring your clothing in during the fall and winter months when your dry cleaner should not be as busy as during their peak time of year. Contact a company like Country Squire Cleaners for more information.


5 July 2016

An Easter Celebration

Growing up, I was extremely close to my family. In fact, I lived with my parents and my sister until I married my husband eleven years ago. Unfortunately, I moved seventy-five long miles away from my family after my wedding. But I still visit my childhood home at least once each month. Our growing family also still celebrates all of the major holidays including Easter. Because my husband and I plan to start a family soon, we hope to begin hosting more family gatherings at our home. When this takes happens, I know I will need help cleaning my house. On this blog, I hope you will discover how hiring cleaning services can help you plan a stress-free Easter celebration.