June 18, 2013
We talk a lot about cleaning your clothing, maintaining your clothing, and organizing your clothing. We know getting dressed each day doesn’t stop with just clothing items, we typically accessorize after getting dressed with jewelry.
And, you guessed it, jewelry should be cleaned periodically as well. Here’s how to clean your jewelry at home:
To Clean Silver Jewelry -
- Rinse the silver piece in warm water and blot with dry with a soft cloth.
- Polish with a silver-cleaning cloth by rubbing the piece gently to remove tarnish. Use a back and forth or up and down motion. As the tarnish comes off on the cloth, continue to move the piece to a clean portion of the cloth until no more tarnish rubs off.
- You may also use a silver cleaning fluid by letting the silver sit in the fluid for a few seconds then pat dry with a cloth.
- Use silver cleaning paste for jewelry with engraving or intricate designs. Work a little into the grooves with a cloth or you may gently use a soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse then blot dry with a clean, soft cloth.
- ***Do not rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or a fine piece of felt. Tissue paper or paper towels can cause scratches.
To Clean Gold Jewelry -
- Gold Jewelry can be cleaned with a mild dish-washing liquid.
- Soak the jewelry for about 15 minutes in a bowl filled with two cups of warm water and a few drops of mild dish-washing liquid.
- Scrub the jewelry with a soft bristle toothbrush to remove any dirt lodged in nooks and crannies.
- Rinse with warm water to remove the soapy residue and blot dry with a soft cloth.
It’s best to clean your jewelry periodically rather than wait until it looks dirty. And always thoroughly rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning and before storage.
June 12, 2013
June is National Safety Month. It had us thinking about our laundry practices at home.
We’ve talked extensively about never leaving an appliance on when you leave your home and the danger of your dryer catching on fire, but here are tips regarding your laundry detergent and your laundry routine at home:
If you are using a product for the first time, be sure to read the label carefully.
♥ Don’t let children handle these products. Store them high where they cannot be reached.
♥ Always keep the containers of your laundry products closed and dry.
♥ Keep your laundry products in their original container with intact labels.
♥ If you are using single load laundry packets, be careful not to puncture or pull the packets apart. The packets can quickly disolve upon contact with water, wet hands or saliva.
If you think a child has been exposed to laundry detergents, call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately.
June 11, 2013
It’s no secret we like clothing clean and crisp. But even we like to get dirty sometimes. Especially when it comes to baseball! And if you’ve ever watched a rookie baseball team of 4-6 year olds, you know that they love playing in the dirt as much as (if not more than) playing baseball.
This year Classic Cleaners sponsored the girls rookie team, “The Bees”, at Fall Creek Little League. Steve Arnold, General Manager and Partner, says, “As a huge baseball fan (specifically a Cincinnati Reds™ fan), this sponsorship opportunity was a natural fit to be able to contribute to the community we serve”.
The Bees are coached by Derek Williams (left in picture) and Tom Burdick (right).
It’s Derek’s daughter, Kherington’s first year playing organized baseball. Derek, a sports junkie and fan of baseball, has memories of attending Chicago Cubs™ games with his Father. Now, as a Father to Kherington, he says he chose to coach her team because he ”wasn’t going to miss this opportunity to be able to spend as much time with her as possible”. The best part about coaching, he says, is ”seeing the interaction with her and all of her great teammates. We are blessed to have such a great team this year!”
Tom’s daughter, Kaitlyn, is in her second year of baseball and Tom really enjoys seeing her smile when she plays. Tom played baseball most of his life (earning a scholarship to play in college) and he’s always wanted to coach his kids. It’s important to him that the girls “have fun playing baseball while learning the right way to play the game”. He’s enjoyed watching Kaitlyn and the girls get better this year and seeing the joy on their faces when they hit the ball farther than they did in the beginning of the season. Tom has enjoyed coaching at Fall Creek this year “because of the quality of the league and the team – and the great parents”.
To see more pictures of The Bees in action, visit our album on Facebook.
June 6, 2013
Twice a week, we visit homes and offices all around the Indianapolis area to pick up and deliver items for our customers. With this free service, we provide you with large garment bags for pickup and return your crisp, clean garments neatly bagged and your family wash laundry in recyclable boxes.
Our free pick up and delivery service benefits the customer in 3 major ways:
- Saves Time: Instead of delegating that extra 15-30 minutes round trip to drop off or pick up your dry cleaning, you just place your dry cleaning bag (that we provide) on your doorstep and we come to YOU.
- Saves Money: Cut down on one more errand and conserve the gas you would have spent making the trip to the dry cleaner. Our route drivers are in your area ANYWAY. Gas prices are over $4.00 a gallon! Let us use our gas and you can save yours!
- Personalized Customer Service: When you are a route customer you have ONE contact person – Your Driver. Think of it as your personal concierge. You will be provided your route driver’s cell phone number and will be able to reach him any time. If you have a special request, a question, or need assistance in any way, you will be able to talk directly to your driver. (Of course all of us at the Corporate Office are available to assist you any time too).
Watch this short video of a Classic Cleaners route customer explaining why he values our free pick up and delivery service and the many ways it has benefited him. (He also appreciates our attention to detail on his dress shirts).
Then, click here to learn how to become one of our route customers.
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