Now I have another story for that lovey dress; I wore it again, and this time I spilled spaghetti and meatballs all down the front of it. On occasion I do listen to my own advice, so I simply scraped off the excess and left it alone. It was late when we got home, so I just laid it across the dryer to deal with later. Looking at it the next morning, I knew I had a big job ahead of me – the combination of tomato sauce along with the grease and oil in the meatballs and cheese would mean multiple attempts. Or I could simply take it to A Cleaner World, which is what I did, and here’s why:
- Grocery store pre-treaters typically cannot break down oil-based stains but dry cleaning can break them down easily. One of the biggest advantages of dry cleaning over laundering is its knack for dissolving grease and oil stains.
- Because dry cleaning uses fluids instead of water, natural fibers won’t swell so there is less of a risk for shrinkage, distortion, dulling of colors, and change in feel.
- Dry cleaning is much gentler than cleaning your clothes in a traditional washing machine, especially on delicate garments. Clothes experience less wear and tear when being dry cleaned, keeping them looking newer, longer.
- There’s less risk than if you try to remove a stain yourself. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve ruined a garment thinking I could remove the stain only to pull the color from the fabric.
- It’s easier. Ironing is one of my least favorite tasks, and it seems I’m not alone. I checked a number of sites and found relatively close numbers on all, stating that 70-76% of the population claims to hate ironing. When I take my clothes to A Cleaner World, I drop them off dirty and then pick them up in impeccable condition – no more ironing!