Myths About Dry Cleaning
How much do you know about dry cleaning? Even if you go to your dry cleaners in Minneapolis regularly, there is a good chance you don’t know as much about cleaning as you may think. For example, there are a number of myths that have built up around dry cleaning over the years, and many people simply take these as fact. The truth of the matter is often a very different story though. Let’s look at some of those myths right now and get to work busting them.
Myth: You Should Store the Clothes in the Plastic Bags from the Cleaner
These are merely for getting your clothing to your home safely. You shouldn’t actually store the clothes in them, at least not for very long. Your clothes need to breathe, and they need to get out of the bag so there is no accumulation of humidity. In some cases, clothing might develop an odor as well if you store them in the bags for too long.
Myth: Dry Cleaning Is Always a Hassle
This myth has been perpetuated by those who simply don’t like adding yet another errand to their day. However, with Mulberrys, dry cleaning has never been more convenient. We have locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, St. Louis Park, and Eagan where you can drop off your clothes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not only that, we now offer on-demand pickup and delivery service, so getting your dry cleaning and laundry done is as easy as ordering a pizza.
Myth: Dry Cleaning Is Too Expensive
Another one of the common dry cleaning myths is that the process is simply too expensive. However, when you consider cleaning a shirt is just $3.29, and the value of your time is almost certainly much more, dry cleaning and laundry seems like the ultimate bargain. Not only that, but when you use dry cleaning and laundry services, you can help to keep your clothes in good shape so they last longer as well. This can eventually cut down on the overall amount you are spending on your clothing.
Myth: All You Need Is Club Soda
The “magic” of club soda seems to have been a staple of television shows and movies where people were trying to stop stains from setting decades now. Many believe that all you need is club soda to get out a stain, and that you can forego the dry cleaner. That’s not the case though. In many cases, the stain will actually become worse and be set by club soda. Most of the time, the best course of action is to dab the spot gently or don’t do anything to it. Just bring it to your dry cleaners as soon as possible. They can take care of the stain for you.
As you can see, there are quite a few myths surrounding dry cleaning. Take the time to speak with Mulberrys to get a better idea of the type of service you can expect, and to answer any other questions you might have.