Your Dry Cleaning Spring Cleaning To-Do List
After what seems like a never-ending winter, spring is finally here. The days are getting warmer, and you are most likely looking for your fresh, spring start. In addition to spending time in the sunshine, springtime is also about cleaning.
When you think about spring cleaning, do your thoughts go to taking care of tasks such as cleaning out dresser drawers and polishing silverware? Those are great things to clean in the spring, but have you thought about cleaning the clothes you have worn all winter or the outfits you hope to wear in the summer?
At WaterStone Cleaners, we thought we would let you know what pieces of clothing you should prioritize getting cleaned this spring!
5 Items for Your Springtime Dry Cleaning To-Do List
We have put together a list of clothing items you should have dry cleaned in order to help protect them, and to help you look sharp.
1. Winter Clothing
Did you know that if you put your winter things away after they are freshly cleaned they will last longer and look better? It’s true! And having them professionally cleaned before storing them will ensure that those bulky winter clothes stay fresh and ready for next year. When you fail to take the time to clean these items before packing them away for the spring and summer you risk attracting pests, mold, mildew, and lasting odors. Even if your clothes appear to be clean, it is worth washing just to make sure. Leaving just the smallest amount of perfume, lotion, or perspiration can cause your stored clothes to stain and yellow.
Here are the best winter clothing items to have professionally cleaned:
- Jackets and Coats
- UGG Boots
- Leather and Suede
- Scarves, Gloves, and Toques
- Canada Goose Jackets
- Wool Items
Just remember, always store winter clothes in a cool, clean, dark, and dry environment.
2. Golf Shirts and T-Shirts
When asked if he has his golf shirts dry cleaned, a pro golfer said, “I usually have one or two special golf polos for company outings, pro-ams, and charity tournaments. I send them to the dry cleaners and they look great for years. For shirts I do not care about, I was them at home, and donate them after a few months.”
Do you find yourself not being able to keep your golf shirts or t shirts looking nice for long and donate them after a few months? Dry cleaning them may be the way to go. When you have these items dry cleaned your collars will be crisper, colors will be brighter, and your shirts are guaranteed to look new again as dry cleaners have a magical ability to remove even the toughest of stains. Golf shirts and t shirts undergo more wear and tear than typical clothing. You combine this with the added stress from home washer and dryers, you will find that the fibers and colors will quickly fade.
3. Winter Suits
When spot cleaning does not do the trick, it’s time to take your suits – especially your wool ones – to the dry cleaners. Not only will it keep your pants and jacket looking extra crisp, it will add years to their life.
Though no one really wants to need their raincoat in the spring when your primary focus is on clear skies and sunshine, but if we were to bet on the fact that your raincoat had been neglected would we win? We probably would because you cannot clean your high-tech fabrics at home.
As these jackets are being used in inclement weather, over time their performance can be hindered by dirt, oil from your skin, and other contaminants. Over time the jacket that was once weatherproof will start allowing water to soak deep into the fabric preventing it from working as it is supposed to. Hence, you need to take your jacket to the dry cleaners.
5. Baseball Caps
So, you have owned your baseball caps for years and the connection is more than just functional, it is emotional. If that first statement describes your sentiment, you may be worried about improperly cleaning your caps for the fear that it might become damaged or deformed by improper cleaning.
Did you know that we are able to dry clean your baseball caps? No matter how cool you think your go-to cap looks with its sweat stains and scuff marks, if you want it to last longer you should get it cleaned. When you throw it in a washer and dryer at home you risk ruining the size, have the colors fade, and watch it lose shape, however, a professional cleaner will get those sweat stains and scuff marks out leaving it looking new.
Don’t just settle for the nearest dry cleaner, choose the best! WaterStone Dry Cleaning has served the Tulsa Metro area since 2006, and is a full-service laundry and dry cleaner. We offer pick-up and delivery services in Owasso, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Midtown, and Downtown because we know you lead a busy life, and making a trip to the dry cleaner no longer has to be an unnecessary hassle added to your list. Let us help you get your Dry-Cleaning Spring Cleaning started. Give us a call today!