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How to Clean and Dry Your Pillows

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There aren’t many things in the world better than chocolate, relaxing on the beach, and of course laying in a fresh, clean bed at the end of the day! Did you know your pillows can DOUBLE their weight over time due to skin, dust and other microorganisms that make their way in? NO. THANK. YOU.

So, how do you wash your pillows you ask? We’ve got you covered.

Your pillows should be washed every three months. You may be surprised to know, most of them can be just popped into your washing machine. The most important step is making sure to put your pillows in for a second spin cycle to avoid any moisture (which leads to mold) inside your pillow. 

When it comes time to dry, it is best to dry the pillows on a low setting for a long time as opposed to a short time on a hot setting – remember, getting all of the moisture out is key! You may want to add a couple of dryer sheets to make your pillows smell extra fresh!

Last but not least, remember to sleep well tonight knowing your pillows are clean and fresh, inside and out!

Spring Cleaning Your Closet

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With spring in full swing, we think it’s definitely time for some deep cleaning; and what better place to start than in your closet?! There’s no more need for heavy sweaters and coats, which means it’s time to bring out your linens, sundresses and t-shirts! Before you get started, we want to provide you with some great tips on how to get your closet in tip-top shape for summer.

With Charleston warm weather comes humidity, which can leave your clothes smelling musty, or worse, encourage mold growth. A quick, cheap, and easy fix for this is a chalk dehumidifier. By hanging a bundle of chalk in your closet, you can absorb extra moisture and keep your garments fresh and dry. Simply tie a bundle of chalk in a rubber band, cover it with a nice ribbon, and then hang it from a hook or hanger in your closet for freshness all summer long.

 Put thought and effort into your organization. Make sure that your clothing is stored nicely and is aesthetically appealing when you open your closet. If you store your clothing well, it will always look its best, thus encouraging you to wear more pieces, more often.

 With lighter fabrics, such as linens, becoming a staple in most people’s summer wardrobes, we often find that they easily slip off of hangers. A quick fix for this is to attach the same felt guides that you use to prevent scratches on wooden floors to your hangers, and they will slip no longer.

 In addition to linen being popular in the summer, many people tend to wear more delicate fabrics, such as silk. A great idea for storing these items is to line your drawers, shelves, or baskets with a velvet lined poster board. The velvet lining will give your clothes a nice plush support.

 Because spring brings about amazing smelling plants, why not bring that same smell to your closet? You can do this easily by making homemade sachets, filled with your favorite scents. This will not only bring a great smell to your closet and bedroom, but will also leave your clothes smelling just like spring.

 While you’re going through your closet, see if there are any pieces that you just don’t need - if you didn’t wear it last season, chances are it’s safe to get rid of it. This will help you create more space for neatly organizing your clothes. Make sure to be honest with yourself on this one. Really think about the clothes you wear and then decide what to get rid of.

 Now that you’re geared up with some tips for spring cleaning, put on some good music, open the shades, grab a friend and get to work! You’ll feel so much better after, you may even want to make this a seasonal tradition!

 Now with seven locations throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Daniel Island, Sandy’s Cleaners is truly your neighborhood dry cleaner, and would be happy to service your clothing, rugs, draperies, and more! Give us a call today: (843) 797-8411.

 

5 Myths About Dry Cleaning

Many people worry about taking their clothes to the dry cleaners because of the misconceptions surrounding the dry cleaning process. We’re here to set the record straight!

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Myth 1: Dry cleaners have a gender bias because they often charge more for women’s clothing than men’s.

The Reality: We are definitely not sexist; we value all of our customers and offer fair prices based on the work that goes into the cleaning process. The truth is that most women’s shirts cannot fit on the pressing machines, and therefore have to be hand ironed. Because of the extra work and time to make sure that your item is in pristine condition, we usually have to charge a different amount.

 

Myth 2: Bringing a suit to the dry cleaners makes the suit shiny.

The Reality: This is completely false and is actually the opposite. Frequent wearings between washings is actually what makes a suit shiny; this is because of friction. If the dry cleaner is good at pressing, which we are, this should not happen at all.

Myth 3. Dry cleaning will shrink my clothing.

The Reality: While this can happen if something is malfunctioning with the machines, the dry cleaning process is not designed to do shrink your clothes. Dry cleaning uses a chemical solvent as opposed to detergent and water, like you would if you were to wash your clothing at home. Because of this, shrinkage is extremely unlikely.

 

Myth 4. Dry cleaners always lose my clothes.

The Reality: If you go to a well organized and trusted cleaners, this will not happen. We have an excellent system for keeping track of our customer’s clothing to ensure their greatest satisfaction. A tip to keep track of your dry cleaning ticket is to take a picture of it on your phone, so you won’t have to worry about remembering if you took it to the dry cleaners or not if it is misplaced.

Myth 5. If my clothing is washed with other people’s clothing, I won’t get it all back.

The Reality: While many people’s items are washed together, this doesn’t hinder the process. Like we said in myth #4, if you are at a well-organized cleaner, they will not mix up the clothing and you will never have an issue!

 

At Sandy’s, we try our hardest to do our best, and hope that our customers never believe these myth’s, due to our quality dry cleaning. Now with seven locations throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Daniel Island, Sandy’s Cleaners is truly your neighborhood dry cleaner, and would be happy to service your clothing, rugs, draperies, and more! Give us a call today: (843) 797-8411

 

Sandy’s Dry Cleaners Voted “Best” in Summerville

Sandy’s Dry Cleaners voted “Best” in Summerville

We are extremely excited to share with all of you that Sandy’s Dry Cleaners was voted the BEST dry cleaners in the Summerville area! We want to thank all of the Summerville Journal Scene readers who voted us to this top spot!

At Sandy’s Cleaners we strive to provide quality service and full satisfaction to each and every one of our wonderful customers. If you haven’t been into Sandy’s Cleaners, make sure to come by and check us out in Summerville, or any of our other 6 locations!

Making Clothes Last: Part 2

Picking up right where we left off, here’s Part 2 of our Making Clothes Last series.

Making Clothes Last: Part 2

Make sure that you are always reading the care label instructions on the clothes that you’re about to wash. Also, sort out your clothing by color and by heaviness. Jeans and towels are an example of things that should be washed together based on weight.

While we already confirmed that washing wears down your clothing, don’t be scared to wash something that’s dirty. Dirt breaks down your clothing as well, so if something is dirty, make sure that it doesn’t sit in your hamper for a long time.

When washing your clothes, make sure to use the appropriate temperature and wash cycle. You don’t want the cycle to be too rough or too hot for more gentle materials, such as lingerie or soft cottons. Less pulling, stretching and agitation will extend your clothing’s lifespan.

Make sure to always zip the zippers, button the buttons, and put your delicates in a delicates bag. This keeps them in better condition and protects other items in the wash.

If you must use bleach, go with a non-chlorine bleach, because chlorine will only eat away at your clothes.

Another tip to save your clothing – and money on electricity bills – is to avoid using your dryer. You should try and hang as many pieces as possible, because of the dryer’s tendency to pull apart the fibers of your clothing with its tumbling motion. When you do use the dryer, definitely choose the gentlest cycle possible for the item that you wish to dry.

 

You can have your clothes and wear them too – just make sure to take care of them! Now with seven locations throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and Daniel Island, Sandy’s Cleaners is truly your neighborhood dry cleaner, and would be happy to service your clothing, rugs, draperies and more! Give us a call today: (843) 797-8411.

Sandy’s Fabric Care Tips

Sandy's Fabric Care Tips

We’ve all experienced it one way  or another. You’re wearing a new white shirt and cringe as you watch your ball point pen graze the fabric, or that “hand wash” only garment didn’t quite make it through the washing machine as expected.  Are you worried about how one of your precious garments will fare when washed or dry cleaned? Confused about what the temperatures and drying methods might do to your clothing? Have no fear, Sandy’s Care Tips are here!

 

Ink Stains

Yes, hairspray may take out ballpoint pen ink stains…as well as the color of the garment! Do not use anything, just bring the garment as is and we will take care of it.

Chewing Gum

Let the gum dry and use ice to harden the gum. This may cause the gum to dry out and become brittle enough to chip off the garment. Be sure to be delicate with thin fabrics. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, just bring the garment as is and we will take care of it for you.

Nail polish and Cosmetics

Cosmetics are made from various chemical compounds, making it very difficult to clean cosmetics by yourself. Leave this mess for professionals to take care.

Blood Stains

Yes, this one is very difficult on all colored garments. Do not apply any chemical or water on blood stains. Bring your garment in with these types of stains for us to treat.

Candle Wax

This one is very tricky. Leave this mess for professionals to handle.

Eggs

Do not wash in hot water as this will cause the stain to set, making it very difficult to remove.

Garment Pressing

Never press garments which are soiled or have perspiration stains. This will cause the stains to set, making them permanent.

Garment Storage

Do not store garments which have already been worn and may have perspiration or hair spray on them, especially silk, wool and leathers. Storing worn or dirty garments may damage the material of the garment, including losing colors.

Wine Stains!

Here’s a quick tip—If you spilled red wine on a white shirt recently and decided to just dye it, please reconsider. Before you dye any clothing item, you must remove the stain. If you don’t, the dye will color the stained area differently from the rest of the fabric, and you’ll still see the spot!

 

With seven locations throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and Daniel Island, we are truly your neighborhood dry cleaner and would be happy to service your clothing, rugs, draperies and more! Give us a call today: (843) 797-8411.

New Sandy’s Cleaners Location On Dorchester Road

New Sandy’s Cleaners Location On Dorchester Road

Sandy’s Cleaners is expanding! Make sure to check out the newest location at 9500 Dorchester Road, in the new Harris Teeter Shopping Center. We couldn’t be more excited about this new store – it even has multi-car drive thru capability!

Of course, our new location also offers our standard customer service benefits, such as free pick-up and delivery, the highest-quality tailoring, as well as Express Bag Service for VIP members. Swing on by, or give us a call today at (843)-851-7744.

At Sandy’s Dry Cleaners, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and in providing the best quality service possible. Now with seven locations throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and Daniel Island, we are truly your neighborhood dry cleaner, and would be happy to service your clothing, rugs, draperies and more!

 

Time to Break Out Those Holiday Linens

Time to Break Out Those Holiday Linens

The holidays are nipping at our heels, so it’s time to dust off your favorite linens and break out your festive dinnerware. The first step in getting prepared for the holiday party season is to not fall behind. No doubt you’ll want your holiday linens looking superb for when your guests arrive, but this shouldn’t be a daunting task.

Sandy’s Cleaners is here to help you prepare with our exceptional Linen Services. At Sandy’s Cleaners, your tablecloths, table runners, napkins and placemats will be professionally cleaned and pressed to make your table the perfect holiday setting.

Unfortunately though, hosting a holiday gathering can come with some casualties. Auntie Em might have gotten a little too overzealous with her red wine this year and left a terrifying splotch on your crisp, clean, white linens. Don’t panic! Bring your linens in to our professionals at Sandy’s Cleaners and experience our impeccable stain removal services.

Already dealing with a tight schedule? Busy doing too much Christmas shopping? No worries! At Sandy’s Cleaners, we offer a complimentary Pick-Up and Delivery service. Simply complete the customer information form on our website or call us at 843-797-8411.

Locations

Sandy's Cleaners

1580 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
843-871-0502

Sandy's Cleaners

234 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492
843-971-6560

Sandy's Cleaners

9500 Dorchester Rd. Suite 200
North Charleston, SC 29485
843-851-7744

Sandy's Cleaners

234 Mathis Ferry Rd,
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
843-216-1313

Sandy's Cleaners

9471 Highway 78
Ladson, SC 29456
843-797-8411

Lighthouse Cleaners

65 Sycamore Avenue #D
Charleston, SC 29407
843-556-1010

Sweetgrass Cleaners

211 Saint James Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445
843-572-8414

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