As a person who wears suits all the time, dry cleaning is something that is a part of my everyday life. I’ve recently teamed up with JEEVES NEW YORK to explore luxury dry cleaning and share 6 tips about dry cleaning. The Kingsmen of dry cleaning.
dry cleaning is not a ‘dry’ process
First of all, what is dry cleaning? Unlike what its name implies, dry cleaning is not a ‘dry’ process. Clothes are soaked in a solvent other than water. It is used to clean fabrics that degrade in water, and delicate fabrics that cannot withstand the rough and tumble of a washing machine and clothes dryer. That’s why we send our suits to the dry cleaners.
WORKING WITH JEEVES
JEEVES reached out to me to review their dry cleaning services. As a person who’s always dry cleaning, I thought this would be a great to try out. JEEVES definitely a luxury service. JEEVES New York can pick up and deliver your clothes from anywhere in New York City. Time is money, and sometimes you don’t have time to be going back and forth from the dry cleaners. Having a service that takes care of your clothes and bring it back to you is key
I gave them my three piece suit I picked up from H&M. It’s been my favorite suit and has gone through a lot. It’s about 5 years old now! I know, right? JEEVES pride themselves on taking care of your clothes. So this would be the ultimate test to see if my suit came back alive.
I scheduled a pick up over the phone (can also be done online). On that date, a JEEVES representative came and picked it up. In less than 48 hours, I had my suit back with a few surprises.
JEEVES has extras you can add to your order. I was surprised that every button was resown and I got a lovely hanger and a new garment bag to use. What an amazing extra to have. It felt like I was in Kingsmen. While the buttons being resown costs extra, the hanger and bag are part of regular services.
My suit now has a new breath of life! You can learn more about JEEVES here and like them on Facebook for more updates. Now before you jump into sending your favorite suit to be dry cleaned, here are six tips about dry cleaning:
1. Always check the label
Check the cleaning label’s to see what dry cleaning process is recommended.
2. Don’t Pre-Treat
That means that if you got a stain, don’t bother trying to fix it you are going to the dry cleaners. It could have a bad reaction to the cleaning solvent.
3. Always check your garments before dropping them off and once you pick it up
Check your pockets (maybe you left something in there!), check the buttons, check everything. This avoids awkward situations and the blame game.
4. Overusing the Solvent?
This might happen at smaller dry cleaners, but if your clothes end up still looking a bit dirty when you get it back, it might mean they over using the solvent.
If you notice shine marks or burn marks, they might be over pressing.
6. The environment
I’m all about saving the world. Ask about the kind of cleaning methods your dry cleaner uses. With Jeeves New York, they use an environmentally-safe cleaning processes to deliver the highest quality results to our customers without impacting the environment. When possible, Jeeves New York employs water based cleaning methods to insure results to our demanding standards without the use of dry cleaning solutions. Furthermore, Jeeves is committed to minimizing the production of waste and through recovery, recycling, and reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.
Thanks for reading, y’all stay dandy. 😎
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