We, as humans, are creatures of habit. We love to take our dry cleaning to the cleaners the same day of the week. For example, people like to do it Wednesday. On Wednesday, they drop it off. On Friday, they pick it up. Then, by time Monday rolls around, they are ready for the workweek. Other habits become part of routine, too: Dinner with your friend on Thursdays, the gym every morning, paying the rent on the 30th – there are things we do just because that’s what we do! That’s routine.
If the visit to the dry cleaner is already part of your routine, congratulations. You are a responsible adult. Not enough adults hear “good job.” Keeping up the with the everyday stress of adult life is hard enough. Getting to the dry cleaner on a regular basis can be the tipping point for the overwhelmed. To those who are responsible enough to get their clothes to the cleaner regularly already know how valuable the dry cleaner is. Next time you’re in, ask these important questions.
Here are some great questions to ask your local dry cleaner:
Who can I call for Wedding Dress Alterations? People pay a lot of money for their wedding dresses. On top of that, half the time they don’t even fit correctly. That’s more money for same day alterations. You can save a bride from a disaster with a quick trip to the cleaner. Imagine finding out a dress doesn’t fit right the morning of the wedding. Grandma’s without her sewing kit. What are you going to do? Run that dress to the cleaner for an emergency alteration.
Do these pants make my butt look big? That might feel like a funny question if you don’t feel comfortable with your cleaner, but admit it, you’re wondering. Sometimes our bodies change shape without warning. One day you’re a size zero, the next, well… it doesn’t matter.
When’s a good time to bring by my old jacket? Jackets can cost a lot of money. They also make an important statement about your style. If you have a nice jacket, keep it that way with regular cleaning. Sometimes the jacket outlasts the trend and you want to give it a new hem. If you are thinking about searching the web for keywords like “hem jackets,” you may as well as ask the dry cleaner. They often do it!
Do you do same day alterations? Many dry cleaners can do alterations. This saves time and money for the busy consumer. If you just need something mended or a quick hem change, same day alterations can be a major lifesaver.
How are you? Be nice! Ask your dry cleaner how they are doing once in a while. Creating a real relationship with the staff will mean they are more likely to help you in your time of need.
To learn more about what dry cleaners can offer, contact Alan Dry Cleaners.