People can be extremely wasteful in today’s high-paced, consumerism-driven society. It is not anybody’s fault in particular. All around us, advertisements are convincing us to spend more money, to shop more, to consume. Social media, television, and Hollywood are constantly reminding us that we need to be up-to-date; we cannot fall out of style. The patterns become part of our daily routines and part of our culture. This is true when we build a wardrobe.
How fun is a trip to the shopping mall for a new look? How often is it appropriate to take that trip? Many retailers today have a variety of seasons that make it seem like we always need more styles and clothes. There is late Spring, early summer, mid-summer, late summer, fall. Realistically, you could probably wear the same set of clothes for the six months (maybe six years) and not look too dated. The stores have us believe otherwise.
To make matters worse, we often fall victim to this trend by investing in “fast fashion” pieces. In our own logic, the shopping habit is not so bad if we are not spending too much money on these pieces. The problem? The pieces often do not make it past a wash or two. It is like throwing cash directly in the garbage can.
Rather than keep up with this nightmare shop and spend cycle, people should make better decisions about their clothing. They can organize their closets and decide which pieces are staples. Then, instead of donating or throwing away clothing that does not seem to fit right or may be out of style, they should take it to a local dry cleaner for alterations.
If your clothes need repair, the dry cleaner can help. They will be able to remove tough stains without destroying the fabric in a washing cycle or a household dryer. They will be able to resew buttons and reinforce seams. Your ready-wear clothes can last a lot longer with a little maintenance.
If it is the style you do not like, perhaps the dry cleaner can help too. Every so often, hem styles change. Taper styles change. What was in when you bought your favorite suit is now suddenly out. Rather than throw out the whole suit, take it to a dry cleaner. A dry cleaner can hem pants. They also hem jackets. Taper waist alterations and embroidery services are often available as well.
Whether you are a shopaholic by hobby or by clinical diagnosis, there are options available to keep your outfits looking like new without a trip to the mall. Trust in your local dry cleaner. To find one, just search dry cleaning near me or same day alterations on the internet.
If you are in Miami, head over to Alan Dry Cleaners. We are here to assist!