Today, everyone needs to get more for their money. But can you actually save money by using an “At Home” dry cleaning kit?
The “At Home” vs. “Professional” Appearance
There are several do-it-yourself dry cleaning kits available in your grocery store. Some of these, for the right garments, can remove odors (such as smoke) and refresh garments that have been worn multiple times. Also, these kits usually contain a spot removal solution that, again for the right garment, may be useful if you are traveling or don’t have time to bring your clothing to Max I. Walker.
But, the limitations of these kits also limit their effects. As a result, these kits do not provide the crisp, finished appearance of garments cleaned by a professional like Max I. Walker. Plus, bulky or oversized items may be more difficult to manage at home. In some instances, the “At Home” solution could actually make a stain worse as it may be “set” by the heat of your home dryer.
While these at home products do work well for many articles of clothing, there are some items that these products are generally not good for. These items should still be taken to a professional dry cleaner, like clothing or accessories made from suede, leather, fur or velvet. These items can be difficult to clean correctly, and since they are generally expensive, you do not want to run the risk of damaging them yourself. Other reasons to make a visit to your dry cleaner are if you have items that are too big to fit into your drier, or if you have a drier that runs at an extremely high temperature.
In short, these kits may be useful, but they cannot replace the level of care and quality provided by Max I. Walker’s professional cleaning. So to help you get the most from your monthly budget, we have put together hints and tips to help to help make your clothes last longer and get more for your cleaning dollar.
Remember, regular, quality cleaning like that provided by Max I. Walker can help your clothes last longer, but you must do your part, too. Together, we can help you look good everyday, for years to come.