Before I started working for a dry cleaner, I was pretty naïve about how to care for clothes. Shortly after I graduated from college, I dropped off my first dry cleaning order and the customer service representative asked me if my order was all dry cleaning or did I have laundered items as well. “Ummm, I don’t know,” I said, feeling a bit embarrassed. Just imagine how confused I’d been if professional wet cleaning was an option back then.
It is common to have different bedding for different seasons, and the last thing you want to do is take your summer comforter off your bed, fold it up, place it in a plastic bag, and throw it in the attic. All your out-of-season bedding should be cleaned properly before storing it away for the season.
Caring for Sheets and Blankets
Color loss, discrepancy, or change on a garment is a common problem. If that garment is taken to a professional for care, customers automatically assume it’s something their dry cleaner has done incorrectly. But, what about color loss that occurs when caring for a garment at home? Or, what about color loss on an isolated area? The truth is that color loss can be attributed to all kinds of factors including the products we use to simply exposure to the environment.
Common Causes for Faded Clothing and How to Prevent Them
My parents did not want a big swanky party for their 50th wedding anniversary; so instead, we took them out to a high-end steak house for a swanky dinner. During dinner, I dribbled salad dressing down the front of my blouse. The waiter saw me dabbing my blouse with my napkin and offered to bring me some club soda.
I often catch my husband hanging a dress shirt or a polo shirt on a strut hanger. I never say anything; I just wait until he is gone, and I go behind him and place the garment on the proper hanger. He does not see the importance of using the proper hanger, but there are two things that make me realize how important it actually is. First, I work for a dry cleaner, and I’ve learned a lot over the years. Second, once upon a time I hung a knit item on the wrong hanger and when I went to wear it, I noticed humps o
These days, it would be easy to focus on the negative; businesses are either closed or running at reduced capacity, the stock market is down, restaurants are only serving takeout, and social distancing has become the new norm. But tough times always seem to bring out the best in folks. So, we hear stories of people rallying together to provide support, goods, and services to those in need, and then there are those in the medical field, well they deserve at the very least a nomination to sainthood.
He may be new to Shores, but he’s definitely not new to the dry cleaning industry, and after 22 years, he’s still trying to find ways to increase the level of service he and his staff provide. I’m talking about Michael Rowe, the new General Manager for Shores. Most days, you’ll find him running our Winston-Salem location, but he will also be in and out of both our
We know that you are concerned about the COVID-19 coronavirus as are we. That’s why we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our team and clients. We are closely monitoring announcements by the CDC, government agencies and current research by the Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute. Meanwhile, we are OPEN to assist you. These days will pass and you can be ready for the days ahead by bringing your clothes to Shores Fine Dry Cleaning. It’s a great time to clean comforters and seasonal garments you may be ready to store for the summe