017 is in full swing and if you’re like many people, so are your New Year’s resolutions. Promising yourself that you will make some improvements to your life is always a good idea and the brand New Year is a great time to do just that. As you work and play all year through, the clothes you wear are hard at work right along with you as you’re sitting, walking and grinding away all day long. Your daily routine does not just affect you as it affects your wardrobe as well. And that’s why the start of a brand new year is a great time to start getting premium care for your clothes with A Touch of Class.
As a premier San Rafael drying cleaning service, we can help you extend the life of your wardrobe and ensure that your clothes always look neat and clean. Below are a few tips for taking great care of your wardrobe in the year ahead so your clothes always look great and feel clean and fresh.
Know What Clothing Articles Require Dry Cleaning
As you may already know, the ‘dry clean only’ label on clothing tells you that those garments can be harmed by hand- or machine-washing and that certain fabrics are more prone to damage than others. Clothing made of delicate and sensitive fabrics like wool, cashmere, silk and some synthetic blends must be dry cleaned to ensure the feel, body and texture remain intact and that the color remains stable. Men’s and women’s suits should always be dry-cleaned, regardless of what they’re made of as dry cleaning helps retain their shape and fit. Other ‘dry clean only’ items include any pleated or lined items and clothing that is embellished with beads, embroidery or sequins.
Purge Your Closet
Take some time to go through your closet to look for garments you don’t plan on wearing again and either donate those items or take them to a recycling center that accepts textiles. When you come across ‘dry clean only’ garments you haven’t worn because they need to be cleaned and freshened up, set those items aside so you can have them professionally dry cleaned. If you’re often pressed for time or just think that dropping off your clothes and picking them up at the dry cleaners is a hassle, A Touch of Class offers San Rafael dry cleaning delivery services. When you choose this service, a valet will pick up your garments, take them to our facility where they’ll be cleaned, and then we’ll deliver them back to you when done.
Know When to Dry Clean
If you wear dress shirts and suits consistently, these items should be dry cleaned every three or four wears. This will keep them clean & fresh and will preserve their quality for the long run. Wool pants and jackets should be dry cleaned when brushing, spot cleaning and airing out no longer do the trick. It’s important to only dry clean your wool garments when they truly need it and not on a set schedule as cleaning wool clothing too often can strip and weaken the wool fibers to age the garments unnecessarily.
Contact Your Ross & San Rafael Dry Cleaning Service
At A Touch of Class, quality is at the core of what we do and who we are and providing you with superior service is always our goal! If you have any questions about the dry cleaning services we offer or would like to schedule a valet, give us a call at (415) 453-8620 (our San Rafael location) or (415) 461-3743 (our Ross location). We look forward to helping you keep your wardrobe looking like new!