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Dry cleaning is more than just for clothing

"I had a customer ask me the other day if we clean Ugg boots. I let them know that we can. This made me think about all of the other services we offer that people just don’t know about. I think people from all walks of life have the need for their local dry cleaner to properly clean something. From the fanciest wedding dress to an everyday T-shirt we can clean and press it and make you look the best that you can. I think many people believe the dry cleaner is there just to handle their dry clean only garments and that is it. Dry cleaners offer so many other services to help make people look good or to save them the time and hassle of cleaning and pressing almost anything. A good example of this is bedding services. Have you ever stayed at a hotel and thought man that...
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Summer months make for extremely hot conditions for working at the dry cleaners

""They sit there and they perspire; We've had many employees work here a little while and then say 'Nope. not for me'-- even though they’re asked 'Can you stand hot heat?’” Those temperatures also affect business: "Right now, it’s been one of the worst. We use cool water to use our dry cleaning machine, and of course when it’s hot out, the water’s not as cool as it has to be. So, it creates problems in that way to get the product out,” said Corella." Read more on this story here. That's the nature of our business. The machines we use generate a lot of heat which is made worse by mother nature. When it there's a heatwave sweeping across the U.S., there is no relief to turn to for dry cleaners. We just have to stick it out and suck it up! Thankfully, our customers don't have to endure...
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Woman holds up dry cleaning business with a sword

"A Cary woman is behind bars and charged with robbing a dry cleaning business with a sword, according to a Wake County Magistrate’s Order. Chloe Marie Martinez, 23, is charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon after police say she robbed Kwon’s Crescent Commons Dry Cleaners on Tuesday. The store is located off Kildaire Farm Road in the Walmart and Harris Teeter shopping center. According to court documents, Martinez went into the store with an 18-inch sword where she then robbed the store and threatened the life of the employee." Read more on this story here. While the robber's choice of weapon is indeed strange, the situation is no laughing matter. Thankfully, this woman was quickly apprehended and will face charges of armed robbery. It was estimated that she stole a total of $150. We bet she is seriously regretting this decision now. At My Pilgrim Cleaners, we...
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