May 31, 2011
To make the lives of our customers a little more convenient, Classic Cleaners offers a free service known as “Customer Connect.” Whether you are constantly booked, live a life of leisure by the pool or live a life of taxiing children around town, you have the ability to conveniently access your account 24 hours a day, seven days a week, just by visiting our website.
Not only is the service free, but it’s also user friendly and available on your schedule. Midnight or noon, Monday or Saturday, customers can access the site to update personal information and preferences anytime.
Customer Connect adds convenience and saves time by giving customers the ability to do the following things (and more) from the Internet:
Track Orders. Get real-time updates on the status of your orders, plus find the status of current and previous orders.
Get it on the calendar. You name the time and the place for your order to be picked up and delivered. If you need to cancel a previous request, that’s no problem.
Update preferences. Need a little more starch? Like your sweaters folded in bag, not on a hanger? Change your preferences at your convenience.
To sign up for the service or to get more details, just visit the Customer Connect page here.
May 27, 2011
One of the most exciting weekends of the year — at least in Indianapolis — is almost here and Classic Cleaners is gearing up for the celebration!
The weekend fun begins on Saturday, May 28 with the 500 Festival Parade. The 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 will join other celebrities, marching bands, cool parade floats and more than 300,000 spectators in filling the streets of downtown Indianapolis. And don’t miss the food vendors! If you go nuts on the cotton candy or spill your drink while cheering for Danica Patrick, we can get out the stains.
Sunday, May 29, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most well known traditions of the Memorial Day weekend: the Indianapolis 500. Making Hoosiers proud, the renowned race is always held on the Sunday preceding the national holiday and attracts hundreds of thousands of guests each May to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On the last Monday of each May, the United States celebrates Memorial Day by paying respect to those who protect our country, honoring sacrifices made for our freedom, and remembering those who died defending it. Nationwide, the holiday is warmly welcomed as it marks the unofficial kick-off of the summer vacation season.
This weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to rub elbows with A.J. Foyt, Marco Andretti or any of the other starting drivers at the 500 Festival Parade – just be careful to not get grease on your sleeve. Classic Cleaners will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, but we’ll reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31 to expertly clean grease or cotton candy-stained clothing. And to join Memorial Day in warmly welcoming the summer season, Classic Cleaners is giving customers $3 off the cost of dry cleaning shorts from May 29 to June 18.
May 24, 2011
Baseball is the national pastime, and whether playing in the fields or watching from the stands, everyone seems to be a fan. But while we love baseball, our favorite game doesn’t always love our clothes. Players’ uniforms and fans’ baseball attire often fall victim to stains from hot dogs drenched in ketchup and mustard, freshly cut grass, and dusty fields. But this season, Classic Cleaners is up at bat against stains of the game.
To remove stains at home, check out these tips from the baseball-loving pros at Classic Cleaners.
Five easy steps to grass-stain-free uniforms:
Step 1: Apply a dry solvent such as mineral spirits to the stain.
Step 2: Press with cheesecloth; tamp with a soft-bristled brush.
Step 3: Repeat to remove as much of the stain as possible.
Step 4: Rinse with isopropyl alcohol and let dry.
Step 5: Follow up with an enzyme detergent before washing.
Four easy steps for removing ketchup stains:
Step 1: Act fast! Remove any excess ketchup, but be careful not to push it into the fabric.
Step 2: Remove the garment as soon as possible and run cold water through the stain from the back side to force the stain out of the clothing.
Step 3: Gently rub some liquid detergent into the stain and soak the garment in cool water for at least 10 minutes.
Step 4: Wash and air dry (heat from the dryer could set in stains permanently).
Just remember to gently blot, never rub stains. Click here to check out other how-to tips on removing chewing gum, perspiration, blood and other stains at home. When stains are particularly persistent, take the garment to the stain removal specialists at Classic Cleaners.
May 20, 2011
On a hot summer day, nothing whets one’s whistle quite like a glass of freshly brewed tea, garnished with lemon and served over ice. But beware: enjoying a refreshing glass of iced tea outside on a hot summer’s day can be dangerous, even in the shade. One slip of your grip and the tasty beverage could be staining your clothes, not quenching your thirst.
When these summertime disasters strike, quick attention and a little home remedying are often your best defenses. When garments are labeled “dry clean only,” however, the job is best left to the pros at Classic Cleaners.
Here’s how to remove iced tea stains at home in just three easy steps:
Step 1: Saturate the area with pretreatment stain remover.
Step 2: Lay the stained area down on a couple paper towels and blot the backside of the stain with heavy-duty liquid detergent. The paper towels will attract the stain.
Step 3: In the hottest water safe for the fabric, launder the stained garment with detergent – not soap. Soap can make the stain nearly impossible to remove.
If the stains are particularly pesky, visit Classic Cleaners and trust the trained stain removal specialists with the task of making your clothes look as good as new!
Click here for other stain removal tips from the pros.