You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression. It goes without saying that we are all judged by how we look and what we wear…either for the good of for the bad. The cost of obtaining quality clothing is getting higher and so is the cost of MAINTAINING those clothes. Here’s some things that you need to know to keep them looking good and get the best deals on your dry cleaning…so you won’t be “taken to the cleaners”.
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First thing is to shop around for the best prices on the items that you regularly take to the cleaners. The prices can vary widely based on the item. It has been found that certain cleaners charge more for some items and less for others, make it work to your advantage in order to save the most money on the items you clean.
Save your items and bundle for the best prices. The more that you take the greater the discount. Usually you can get at least 10% off the posted prices by simply asking for a discount when you bring in a “bundle”.
Another Secret: most of the items that you are taking to the dry cleaners can be washed by you at home using either Woolite or At home Dry Cleaning Kits. This can result in amazing savings to you and help you keep your clothes longer. Dry cleaners use chemicals to “dry clean” the items but items like shirts are “laundered” in regular water, which is exactly what you can do. If you decide to wash your items at home, you can later take those items to the cleaners to be pressed only. This alone could cut the cost of having a crisp shirt in half or more.
If you decide to wash and press your shirts or items at home it is very important to take them out after being washed and iron them while wet. This is what they do at the dry cleaners. The difference is they use commercial irons. So you want to invest in a high quality iron. Make sure not to put your freshly washed items on wire hangers as this could leave stains on the shirts or the item. Use wood or plastic hangers. If you go this route you will want to use a good stain remover especially on the neck area known for “ring around the collar” or other vulnerable areas of the clothing.
One of the best things that you can do to keep your clothes looking wrinkle free is invest in a clothing steamer. This will give your clothes that freshly pressed look in between cleanings. These items work amazingly well and take about 15-20 seconds to steam and will allow you to steam an item or two before having to refill with water. This tip alone will save you hundreds or more during the life cycle of the item of clothing. You’ll thank me later for this tip. Buy a clothing steamer on Amazon.
How much do you think that you can save on your dry cleaning? Let us know. Think of all the money that you can save with these money-saving tips…If they helped you in ANY WAY, please take a minute to LIKE US on Facebook, sign up below to FOLLOW this blog for all future posts and…SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS SO THAT THEY CAN SAVE MONEY TOO. 🙂