The staff at Kraft Cleaners would like to thank all our customers for a successful year and wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday Season.
It’s about time to switch out your summer wardrobe for something a bit warmer.
While you could simply leave your summer clothes in your closet, it’s best to store them until you need them again.
Here are some tips on how to do this properly.
It’s a good idea to have nicer summer clothes dry cleaned immediately before storing them. This will help to get rid of any dust, dust mites, allergens and pet hair that may have collected on them while in your closet or drawers.
Use an Appropriate Container
Bags and boxes degrade rapidly, are prone to developing holes and offer little protection against the elements. To make matters worse, it’s easy for pests to get into them.
We recommend that you keep your summer wardrobe in a sturdy plastic storage box with a tight-fitting lid. Add a dryer sheet to help make them smell good as well as remove excess lint, hair and other unwanted debris.
Fold them neatly in a way that takes up the least amount of space. Starting on one end of the container, pack them as tightly together as you can until you’ve filled it up. Make sure you don’t over-stuff it, however, or the lid not fit.
As an extra precaution against pests, place mothballs inside the container. In addition, consider securing the edges where the lid meets the container with duct or packing tape.
Storing your summer wardrobe may seem like a simple process, but avoiding problems requires a lot of consideration. If you follow the above tips, your clothes should be good as new when you want them next summer.
To keep a suit looking its best between trips to the dry cleaners, here’s a few tips that can help.
- Rotate your suits. Wearing the same suit over and over will cause it to show wear after a while.
- Use a steam cleanerto remove wrinkles before wearing. Set the steam to the lowest heat setting. This way you always appear freshly pressed without the added costs.
- Brush offany dirt or food particles that may be clinging to the suit after you wear it. Start by going against the grain of the cloth and use short, quick strokes. Finish with a second pass that goes with the nap.
- Allow your suit to hangfor a day or two on a good wood hanger after wearing it. This allows the material to recover and drape out most wrinkles between uses. Make sure all of the pockets are empty to avoid creating creases, or odd shapes in your suit.
- Cover it up. Use a cloth cover which allows air to still circulate through the suit even when its being stored.
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… here are a few more:
Moths: Clean clothes are the first step to preventing moth and other insect damage. Insects can damage clothes either directly or indirectly. Direct damage is caused by a group of insects feeding directly on a fabric. Indirect damage is caused when insects feed on spilled food or perspiration on the fabric. Moths attack the garment directly, especially wool and wool blends.
Neckties: Ties are often made of delicate fabrics (such as silk) and require special care. Whether you’ve spilled gravy on your favorite tie or are just looking to spruce it up, a high-quality dry cleaner is best equipped to clean it.
Stain removal: Dry cleaners use complex procedures and special stain removal chemicals to remove stains. Different stains require different treatments, which stain removal technicians are trained to administer. Why risk a disaster using an over-the-counter “all-purpose” stain removal product or trying a “home remedy” when you could rely on your drycleaner’s expert removal abilities?
Preservation: Many dry cleaners specialize in the preservation of wedding gowns, christening gowns, and other family heirlooms. Preservation is a special type of storage that helps prolong the life of a garment for years and years. Cleaners often say that they aren’t just preserving a customer’s garment, they’re preserving a memory.
Quality: This is what dry cleaning experts should provide and you should expect from them. Accept no less.
Kraft Dry Cleaning shares 5 more reasons why you should dry clean your professional and casual clothes:
Laundry: Kraft Professional Cleaners has a commercial laundry department where we process shirts, cotton pants, and other items. With the convenience and superior level of pressing that comes with commercial laundry, it won’t just be your dry clean-only clothes that look like a million bucks. Your business casual and casual attire will look their best, too.
Household textiles: Kraft Professional Cleaners doesn’t just clean clothes. We also process household items such as blankets, comforters, decorative pillows, rugs, and even upholstery and draperies.
Inspection: Before we return a garment to you, we conduct an inspection to make sure your order has met expectations. If we spot a problem, the garment gets sent back to receive further attention. Safeguards like this help ensure that your clothes will look their best when we deliver them back to you.
Knowledge of fabrics and fashions: You may know what rayon, silk, and cotton are, but what about angora, faille or seersucker? There are numerous fabrics and fibers that dry cleaners must know about in order to care best for the clothes they receive. Each fabric can respond positively or negatively depending on the treatment administered.
Just right: That’s how your clothes will look when you trust them to Kraft Professional Cleaners.
Alterations: one of the many services offered by many dry cleaners.
Buttons: repair loose buttons or sew on new ones, if necessary.
Convenience: Pickup and Delivery FREE from Kraft
Expertise: Dry cleaners have the expertise to clean your clothes right.
Dry cleaning/finishing: helps to return garments to a “like-new” condition get crisp, wrinkle-free, like-new appearance that can’t be beat.
Let Kraft take care of your dry cleaning needs!
We hope everyone is having a great year so far. Make your life easier this year by letting Kraft handle your dry cleaning. Call us to pick up your dry cleaning and we’ll drop it back off right to your door, cleaned, pressed and ready to wear. Best of all, pickup and delivery is free!! Call Kraft today and take this chore off your list this year!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued business! We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!!
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