Top 10 things to look for when choosing a dry cleaner--No. 9: Membership in a dry cleaning association

Top 10 things to look for when choosing a dry cleaner

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10. Knowledge of dry cleaning
9. Membership in a dry cleaning association
8. Clean stores
7. No odor on clothes
6. Properly removed stains
5. Skillful ironing
4. Intact buttons
3. Simple repairs made
2. White garments white
1. Ready to wear!

My Dry Cleaner advises,

Ask your dry cleaner if he/she is a member of a dry cleaning association. These associations help keep the dry cleaner up to date. It may also come in handy if a problem arises since many associations offer garment analysis. No matter how knowledgeable someone is, it doesn’t hurt to be able to ask your peers questions once in a while.

We concur. The reasons they offer above are good ones, and I’d also like to add that membership in an association is simply one of the basic tokens of “seriousness” in the profession. If a business doesn’t have the wherewithal to join an association, then it probably doesn’t have the wherewithal to clean your clothes right.

Classic Cleaners is a member of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute. In fact, we’ve been a member since opening in 1985. We find membership to be a great way to keep in touch with what’s going on in the industry–and we pass on what we learn to you, the customer, in the form of cleaning services that get even better over time.

–Matt
The Classic Cleaners Blog Team