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Mulberrys is an on-demand laundry startup hoping to clean up where others have washed out

On-demand laundry has proven a tough business for some. Washio folded up its business last year, selling its assets into competitor Rinse. At the time Rinse’s founder Ajay Prakash told TechCrunch the on-demand model wasn’t the most efficient or economical way to handle the dirty business of cleaning clothes.

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How to remove cherry juice from clothes, carpet and upholstery

Cherries are a delicious fruit to munch on, but what’s not so appetizing about this fruit are the dark stains they leave behind when they come into contact with fabrics and furniture. Thankfully our experts have remedies to quickly remove these dark splatters.

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Mulberrys buys Laundry Locker, becomes California’s largest clothing cleaner

Mulberrys Garment Care has acquired Laundry Locker and its more than 350 laundry drop-off locations in San Francisco and Oakland. The combined company, which will use the Mulberrys name, is now the largest clothing cleaning company in California, with around 100 Bay Area employees, according to Mulberrys CEO Dan Miller.

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Laundry Locker Acquired By Mulberrys Garment Care

Mulberrys Garment Care today announced the acquisition of Laundry Locker, the popular San Francisco laundry and dry cleaning company with 350 locker locations throughout the Bay Area.

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Laundry Locker Acquired by Mulberrys Garment Care

Deal creates largest dry cleaning and laundry service provider in San Francisco with 350+ Bay Area locker locations to be rebranded as Mulberrys

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Mulberrys Garment Care offers the ease of app-powered, eco-friendly dry cleaning, delivered to your door.

For the modern woman who spends her time in the boardroom and on the sidelines of the soccer field, there’s little time for mundane tasks like dry cleaning. Available for download in the App Store, Mulberrys Garment Care offers a seamless way to take care of the necessities—and has recently made its mark on Dallas.

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Keep the {Crisis} out of the Closet with Mulberrys Garment Care

As a working mom, I’m constantly trying to manage all. the. things.  Groceries, lunches, school drop off, commutes, evening schedules, babysitting…the list goes on.  The thing I usually forget? Dry cleaning.

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Apps and services take the sting out of laundry day

Outsourcing is no longer a trend, it’s a way of life. With food deliveries to answer every craving imaginable, and on-demand apps like TaskRabbit and Uber to save us from the once-obligatory chores of errands and driving, laundry stood no chance. The premise is simple: Streamline laundry by providing pickup and drop-off, and unite dry cleaning and laundry in one service to eliminate separate trips to the old-school dry cleaners.

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Mulberrys Expands into Dallas Market

Mulberrys Garment Care, an eco-friendly laundry and dry cleaning provider, has announced its expansion into Dallas. The company also has a presence in the Minneapolis and San Francisco markets.

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Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning Chain Makes a Big Dallas Push

We all know Mulberry handbags, but are you aware of Mulberrys Garment Care? Well, in short, it’s one laundry experience that you won’t mind entrusting your clothes with.

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Mulberrys Brings Refreshed Take on Dry Cleaning to Dallas Area

Minneapolis-based Mulberrys Garment Care has launched its on-demand delivery services in the Dallas area with plans to open up brick and mortar stores in the near future.

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Mulberrys Texas expansion starts with Dallas

Mulberrys Garment Care has recently issued a press release concerning a clothing care change coming to Dallas, with the launching of its first Texas location.

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The Best Services in SF in 2018

Dry Cleaner: Mulberrys Garment Care: About as tricked out as a wash and fold gets, Mulberrys has expansive offerings: dry cleaning; “wet cleaning”; specialty services for linens, leathers, and wedding dresses; and even shoe repair. And it does it all using toxin-free cleaning products and purified water.

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Artist Creates Gorgeous Comics Describing How Superheroes Should Clean Their Costumes

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the Superhero Stain Guide! One amazing artist created a series of graphics that look just like comics based on the hypothetical question: How would a superhero clean their costume?

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Mulberrys Garment Care: A Guide To Cleaning Super-Hero Stains

Here’s a question: How would superheroes clean their costumes? These superheroes may have a plethora of powers and technology at their disposal, but I don’t think that laundry and tailoring are among them. So, how should they clean and mend their costumes?

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Sustainable Business Practices Can Improve Your Company’s Bottomline

More than 1,700 businesses across all 50 U.S. states have made an ambitious commitment to corporate sustainability.  These companies – ranging from small businesses to large corporations like Target and Apple – make up $6.2 trillion of the economy and are contributing to the rise of sustainable business practices across many industries.

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Minneapolis is ‘Perc-Free’

In January, this town reports it became, “the first city in the nation to go entirely perc-free as the last dry cleaner switched over to a safer process.”

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For Alumnus Dan Miller, Running His Own Business is the Right Fit

Can you advance the common good and make money at the same time? For one Humphrey School alumnus, the answer is ‘yes.’

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With eco-friendly products, self-serve kiosks and home delivery, dry cleaners hit refresh

In Minnesota, the number of dry cleaners has fallen even though sales rose modestly from 2015 to 2017. Some are rethinking the experience.

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Meetings are Toxic

You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll gnash your teeth in recognition as you hear the stories of horrible meetings we collected for this episode. Meetings are one of the worst kinds of workplace interruptions. They’re held too frequently, run too long, and involve more people than necessary. Dan Miller of Mulberrys discusses workplace productivity and how a wedding belt garter and being late to a work meeting created his vision for Mulberrys.

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Bonus Episode with Dan Miller of Mulberrys Garment Care

Dan Miller of Mulberrys Garment Care talks outsourcing, bootstrapping, and growing slowly in some leftover bits we couldn’t quite fit into episode 14.

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The 5 Safest Laundry Detergents You Can Buy

Detergent keeps your clothes clean… but how clean is your detergent? The primary goal of laundry detergent, of course, is to keep your clothes clean. Since those clothes go on your body, it’s worth making sure the detergent you’re using isn’t going to irritate your skin in any way. With that in mind, what makes a laundry detergent safe… or unsafe?

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How to Get Mud Stains Out of Clothes

Mud runs and obstacle races are a fun way to mix up your workout. Not so fun? Dealing with your super-dirty clothes afterwards. You probably know how to get mud stains out of clothes when it’s just a spot here and there. But dealing with race wear that is completely covered in mud, grass stains, and more is a totally different ball game.

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Our Favorite Packing Tips from Travel Experts

Whether you’re jetting off to an exciting vacation or prepping for a big meeting in another city, few people relish the packing part. It can sometimes take all your willpower to set aside that time to dig your suitcase out of the closet and spend the energy planning ahead for what you’ll wear in an unfamiliar location. We talked to travel experts to get their top packing hacks take a little bit of the pain out of the process.


How to remove carrot juice stains from anything and everything

Carrots might be good for your eyes, but stains from the juice can create quite the eyesore if they land on your clothes, carpet or furniture. If you love fresh vegetable juice, but hate the splatter, take this advice from cleaning pros to remove orange-colored stains.

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Ten Best Kept Secrets from Cleaning Pros

No wonder you need a spa day: Research shows that women spend approximately six hours each week doing housework. That’s a lot of sweeping, scrubbing, and sanitizing! Parents Latina is helping you win back your time and get rid of the grime with these tips from Latino cleaning pros across the country.

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Which Stains Worse, Ketchup or Mustard?

We reached out to several experts with a very simple question, “Which stains worse: ketchup or mustard?” And the answer was essentially unanimous. As founder of Mulberrys Garment Care, a mini-chain of about a dozen eco-friendly laundry and dry cleaning stores in San Francisco and Minneapolis, Dan Miller knows about stains, and his answer was unequivocal.

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Alumni News: Pressing Issues

As a professional consultant, Dan Miller ’97 spent most of his days in a suit and tie.  He cared how he presented himself, but was never particularly picky about his clothes. “That is why I was so frustrated with the dry cleaning industry,” Miller says.  “I felt like I wasn’t asking for much in wanting my clothes  back cleaned, undamaged, and on time, but that wasn’t happening.”

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WAY Too Many People Don’t Wash Their Underwear—and Other Gross Things People Don’t Clean

Avoiding germs doesn’t begin or end at toilet seats and doorknobs. Turns out, you can’t even imagine the unlikely things that people don’t clean. (You aren’t exempt, either. These are the everyday items you don’t wash nearly enough.) In an online survey conducted by a team at Mulberry’s Cleaners, about 1,000 respondents revealed some of their grossest laundry habits. Most appallingly, the study reports that 18 percent of men and 10.5 percent of women say they don’t wash their underwear… ever.

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An Expert’s Guide to Caring for Your Wedding Dress

Your wedding dress goes through a lot, from the ceremony and photos to dinner, drinking, and dancing, and let’s just say it won’t be quite so pristine after it’s been out of that dress bag all day. Whether you’re hoping your sister or future daughter will want to wear it, or you just want to save it for memory’s sake, when your wedding day is all said and done, your gown needs to be cleaned and preserved by a professional.

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From brick and mortar to screen and browser; consumers want e-commerce apps with features for more than browsing and buying, according to a survey of 505 mobile shoppers. Customers of Mulberrys Garment Care, a dry cleaning and laundry service in the San Francisco and Minneapolis areas, can arrange an on-demand or scheduled dry cleaning pickup through the app.

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Here are DIY Stain Treatments That Really Work

There are a multitude of do-it-yourself stain removing tips on the internet. Many of them simply don’t work. Dan Miller, CEO of Mulberrys, consults CNET on the best DIY home remedies.

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Why These Gig-Economy Startups Hire Salaried Employees Instead Of Contractors

A few companies have found there are big advantages to hiring full-time employees to do on-demand gig work.On-demand startups have weathered criticisms for (among other things) classifying workers as independent contractors and avoiding the higher costs associated with providing benefits and covering payroll taxes for full-time employees.

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How to Care for Wedding Gowns and Fancy

Sure it is a milestone to buy a dress or wedding gown. But it’s what you do after to maintain and preserve the fabric and style of the dress that is important. Dan Miller from Mulberry Cleaners,  located in California, offers advice to the young brides or ballers who want to maintain a super expensive dress. Go inside our conversation.

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5 Things You Need to Do to Keep Your Wedding Dress in the Best Condition

Immediately after your wedding, cleaning your dress is probably the last thing on your mind. But if you want it to last forever in pristine condition, there are several things you need to keep in mind. Most brides wait around six weeks to get their dress cleaned, but according to experts, that’s way too long if you’re looking to preserve it long-term.

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A Guide to Wedding Dress Care

To help brides navigate the preservation process, Mulberrys Garment Care has pieced together a Q&A with their owner, Dan Miller on wedding dress cleaning and preservation.

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How to win the war on wrinkled clothes

Skip the iron, and still look sharp when you travel with these simple tips.

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#TalkingTech Live – Meet the Starbucks of the Laundry Industry

USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham welcomes Mulberry founder Dan Miller in a Facebook Live interview.

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Entrepreneur Strives To Make Dry Cleaning Earth-Friendly

Dan Miller is bringing Mulberry’s Garment Care, his organic, eco-friendly dry-cleaning operation from Minnesota to the Bay Area. Betty Yu reports.

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Mulberrys Garment Care CEO Dan Miller on Becoming an Entrepreneur

Mulberrys Garment Care CEO Dan Miller sits down with Pat O’Brien to talk about how he started Mulberrys, reinventing dry cleaning, becoming an entrepreneur, and more.

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Mulberrys Launches On-Demand App for Bay Area Customers

SAN FRANCISCO — Mulberrys has launched an on-demand app — available on iOS and Android — to provide one-hour pickup and next-day delivery to customers throughout this area, reports Mulberrys.

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Got Yogurt Stains? Here’s One Thing You Should Do

Delicious and nutritious, yogurt — especially the Greek kind — has become a 21st-century breakfast staple. Its tasty tanginess goes sour, however, when a glob of it lands on your shirt!

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The Key Elements to Making Pickup and Delivery Profitable for Your Laundry Business

Despite last year’s abrupt exit of on-demand laundry giant Washio from the industry, the residential pickup and delivery business continues to grow, with more and more existing laundry owners and newcomers to the business jumping on the bandwagon.

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20 Food Stains and How to Remove Them

Don’t let a spilled glass of red wine ruin your next party. We’ve got tips from cleaning experts on how to banish tough stains fast.

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Mulberrys launches laundry app in San Francisco

Mulberrys, the Minnesota-based laundry and dry cleaning service, has announced the launch of its on-demand dry cleaning and laundry app expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California.
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The Right Way to Remove Chocolate Stains

There is nothing quite like diving into delicious chocolates when the mood strikes. But when the confection crumbles and ends up on your clothes or furniture, it can quickly become a messy situation. To help us tackle chocolate stains, we asked three cleaning professionals to share their best stain-removing solutions.

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How to Remove Candle Wax

The dinner party is over and your tablecloth now has enough candle wax on it to make a bee jealous. It may be a tempting idea to toss the cloth into the rag bag, but don’t even think about it.

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Mulberry’s of Minneapolis, MN expands to San Francisco

For Mulberrys Garment Care, the Minneapolis market is no longer enough. The dry cleaning company, which brands itself as the first to locally offer pickup and delivery service at the touch of an app, is now expanding its scope to include the San Francisco area.

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Local laundry disruptor acquired by Minneapolis dry cleaning chain

Dan Miller and Kevin Kneafsey wore a lot of suits. And that meant a lot of trips to the dry cleaners.

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Mpls’ 1st dry cleaner with an app, Mulberrys, expands to San Francisco

Mulberrys, the first dry cleaner in Minneapolis to offer pickup and delivery service at the touch of an app, is now expanding its service to San Francisco.
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Mulberrys Acquires GreenStreets to Bring Artisan Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service to San Francisco

Mulberrys–the Minnesota-based artisan laundry and dry cleaning service–today announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based GreenStreets Cleaners.
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Mulberrys Garment Care launches app for delivery service in Minneapolis

If Uber can transport Dan Miller when he travels, and Instacart delivers his groceries, why not a mobile app to pick up dry cleaning in an hour?
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Take My Boxers, Please

A hard-working and frugal midwesterner can always justify sending a suit or dress to the cleaners. But soiled undergarments?
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Mulberrys Launches On-Demand Service in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Mulberrys Garment Care, which describes itself as a 100% toxin-free dry cleaner, has launched the Twin Cities’ first on-demand drycleaning and laundry service, the company reports, available to its customers here via the Mulberrys Dry Cleaning mobile app.
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Fresh Scent

Mulberrys seeks to make dry cleaning sustainable—and convenient. In three years, it has opened six locations.
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Well-suited to green dry cleaning

Dan Miller is starting to clean up in a slow-growth industry. Miller, 32, a former management consultant, expects to more than double sales this year at Mulberrys Garment Care, the toxin-free dry cleaning business he launched in 2009.
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New product alert: the Laundry Collection

Being green keeps getting easier. Mulberrys, the Twin Cities garment-care company specializing in environmentally friendly dry-cleaning services, has created a home-laundry product line.
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A Cleaner Cleaner. Can a dirty business go green

Here’s a news flash: A lot of people aren’t in love with their dry cleaner. In fact, according to the Better Business Bureau, dry-cleaning services are among the most frequent targets of consumer complaints in the Twin Cities.
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