December 30, 2010
Classic Cleaners Limited Time Offer – January 2 – January 22, 2011
Pack a Sack – $4 off 4 pieces or more
Online encyclopedia Wikipedia lists a number of reasons why businesses offer discounts:
- to increase short-term sales
- to reward behaviors that benefit the business
- to reward valuable customers
In a way, all three reasons hold true for Classic Cleaners’ limited time offers. Of course, since all our customers are valuable, we want to reward them all in 2011, knowing that anything that benefits our customers, benefits our business,
Wikipedia refers to cumulative quantity discounts, “price reductions based on the quantity purchases over a set period of time.” That description fits the Classic Rewards program at Classic Cleaners: For every $200 you spend within a six month period, you get $10 off your next order.
Packing a sack is a great way to save money on dry cleaning – or of making the most of a mid-day meal. “Like a cleaver chops lettuce, packing your lunch will shred your food bill,” assers Charlotte Mielziner of Helium, Inc.. “Just packing your own lunch can relate to a $1,300 savings years or a nice vacation on a sunny beach.”
To Hoosiers like us, that sunny beach doesn’t sound half bad. Neither does saving lots of money by packing a sack for our next dry cleaning order!
by Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team
December 27, 2010
“Mold thrives in places of high humidity and warmth,” explains Moldblogger.com. “This includes floors, walls, personal items, and yes – clothes.”
Some examples of what causes mold to form on clothes:
- Leaving soaking-wet garments in a plastic bag for days or even weeks
- Storing clothing in a basement with water leakage
- Allowing damp, soiled clothes to remain in a laundry hamper too long
- Leaving clothes or linens out on a screened porch during wet weather or in a baby stroller left outdoors or in a dark, damp place
- Failing to brush clothes that have been worn to clean out a crawl space
- Leaving a garment next to books, papers that are damp, or inside luggage that has become moldyThe first thing to remember, warns Moldblogger, is timing. “The faster you can find a mold-contaminated item, the better. Mold becomes increasingly hard to remove and to deal with as it grows and thrives.”
At Classic Cleaners, we agree. Put mold-contaminated items in a separate bag from other garments and bring it to our technicians as soon as possible. Using bleach or even vinegar at home can in fact help treat mold, but often at the expense of ruining the color of the garment.
Classic Cleaners professionals, who have earned a reputation for expert stain removal, and who are often called on to treat water-damaged household items such a drapes and bed coverings after a house fire, find that odors from mold and mildew can prove exceeding challenging to remove.
Mold can be a formidable opponent, dangerous to health as well as to clothes. But when alert customers team up with the dry cleaning professionals at Classic Cleaners, the odds are in favor of the good guys!
- by Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team
December 23, 2010
“For most parents, dressing a child represents one of the greatest joys of parenting,” Art Gib points out in “Tips for Preserving Fine Children’s Clothing”, adding that “Buying fine children’s clothing represents a little bit of an investment, so you want tto be sure to take every means to preserve them for as long as possible.”.
A second piece of advice is offered about baby and children’s clothing at www.bouncing-new-baby.com, reminding new mothers that “when it comes to baby clothes, you will find you do need to be practical in your choice.” For example, some baby clothes look cute and attractive, the article points out, but may prove totally impractical and even cause discomfort to the baby.
At Classic Cleaners, we know all about fine baby and children’s clothes, and customers often turn to us for three kinds of help when it comes to the wardrobes for younger family members:
- Some fine clothing items from children’s boutiques require day cleaning. (Information Hut explains in no uncertain terms – if the label on a child’s garment says “dry clean”, don’t try to get away with washing it; “You’re sure to be sorry later.”)
- Laundry orders turned in for Fluff and Fold service often contain many items belonging to infants and children. Even non-regular Fluff and Fold customers, especially following a family vacation or during particularly busy periods at work, relish turning over the “big” chore of caring for “little garments”.
- It’s always a special pleasure for the professionals at classic Cleaners to help restore heirloom baby and children’s clothing. From christening gowns to bris milah circumcision gowns, to vintage baby clothes and even collector doll clothing, precious little garments need and deserve special care.
But, just as you’re going to try your hardest not to allow the little ones to get away with too much mischief, don’t try to “get away” with tossing their fine clothing into the wash without so much as a glance at the care labels. You won’t ever be sorry you entrusted those special children’s garments to the special care of the technicians at Classic Cleaners!
- By Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team
December 21, 2010
“Today’s independent woman doesn’t want to go along with the crowd; she wants to stand on her own merit,” says Lovetoknow.com.
While white wedding dresses remain the most popular choice for many brides, colored wedding dresses are growing in popularity for modern, trendy brides. Lovetoknow reminds critics that white wedding gowns weren’t the norm until 1840, when Queen Victoria chose a white dress for her wedding.
At Classic Cleaners, we know. In just the past season, of the many beautiful wedding gowns brought in for post-wedding cleaning, one was red, the other a silver gray.
Jill F. confided that she’d never even considered white. Seeking a non-traditional dress, she’d chosen the one with the most appealing style and fit – it happened to come in gray.
Lovetoknow names five reasons brides are beginning to branch out in their wedding color choices:
- Desire to be different
- Greater selection of styles
- Cheaper prices for party dresses as compared to bridal gowns
- Cultural considerations (where a certain color is traditional or symbolic)
- Ability to reuse the gown for other occasions
Every profession has its special challenges, and dry cleaning is no exception.
- The delicate fabric on evening gowns needs special treatment.
- The color red presents its own set of special challenges.
- Beading and trim need to be handled with special expertise.
Dry cleaning wedding dresses is a specialty at Classic Cleaners. There’s an extra measure of satisfaction, though, when Classic Cleaners technicians can do their work in “Technicolor”!
by Reb of the Classic Cleaners blog team