Schultz & Odhner's Dry Cleaners - Clothing Care
Are you looking for information on how to remove a spot or stain, or ways to make your clothes look better and last longer? Here are some tips that we hope you will find helpful.
Make your best impression
The way you dress does matter. In fact, by most accounts, it matters a lot.
According to Cynthia Nellis, a style expert at about.com, you have to always put forward your best image: “If casual wear is acceptable at the job, it has to be freshly cleaned and neat to take it a notch above others that presume casual wear means sloppy. They will never make a good first impression.”
Just behind communication and presentation skills, how someone is dressed was the most important attribute in getting and keeping a job, according to a study by Total Executive, Inc. and Syracuse University.
Sure, you can wash your casual clothing at home, but it's difficult to achieve a crisp look that sets you apart. Try our executive shirt laundering service and you will appreciate the difference that professional clothing care makes!
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
Clothing Care Tips
- Always unbutton shirts completely before putting them on or taking them off to avoid stressing the fabric.
- Stains and soil left too long can be impossible to remove. Studies by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute show that after aging for only one week, 20% of stains cannot be removed satisfactorily. After three weeks, this increases to 47%. If staining occurs, don't wash it at home. Bring it to us as soon as possible.
- Don’t press stained or soiled clothes. Heat is another factor that makes stains more difficult to remove.
- When you bring in your cleaning, point out spills such as those from white wine, fruit juices, or soft drinks, or other stains that may not be visible. These invisible stains require special attention by us in order to prevent them from permanently discoloring your item.
- Perspiration can cause dyes in fabrics to change color so, if possible, protect your garments from excessive contact with perspiration.
- Always allow lotions, antiperspirants, perfume, and other toiletries to dry before you get dressed. These products can contain ingredients that cause color loss or color changes in your garments.
- Protect your garments from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or strong artificial lights to help prevent fading or discoloration.
- Have your clothes cleaned before putting them away for storage. This helps prevents insects from causing holes in the fabric, and stains from aging and discoloring.
- Clean matching pieces together.