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London citizens get vending machines for dry cleaning

"Time-pressed Londoners now have an easy way to get their dry-cleaning done thanks to a new vending-machine service launching there this week. The brainchild of local startup VClean Life, the first “VDrop” machines are being installed at subway stations across the capital where your deposited dirties will be cleaned, folded, and ready for pickup within 24 hours. To use the dry-cleaning service, you need to sign up online to receive a QR code unique to you. When you reach the VDrop machine, all you do is flash your code to receive a bag, shove your garments inside, and drop it into the machine (or hang it up if it’s something more delicate)." Read this story here. Talk about dry cleaning on the go! It remains to be seen how fast and good this service will actually be. Here in the U.S., it might make sense in certain cities. However, you won't get...
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Assessing your laundry habits and knowing what and when to clean

"See how your laundry habits stack up against the advice of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute by answering the 10 questions below. We've gone room by room breaking down how often your stuff should get a spin in the machine — including some things you've probably never even thought about washing at all. 5. What about your bath towels? WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: Wash every three or so uses." To see the full list for best laundry habits and advice, go here. Doing laundry doesn't have to feel like a chore! Like any habit, doing something on a regular basis will become second nature and blend into your schedule without disrupting other life events. We often take for granted what machines do for us rather than the handwashing that was commonplace decades ago. Of course, at My Pilgrim Cleaners, we realize your time is precious. Visit our clothing care...
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High school principal aims to stop bullying with newly created laundry room

"A New Jersey high school principal is making headlines for his unique approach to combatting bullying and absences simultaneously. The strategy? A laundry room. Akbar Cook, who reportedly started the job two weeks ago, said some West Side High School students in Newark were missing as many as five days a month because they were bullied for wearing dirty clothes. The five washers and dryers were installed in an old locker room and will be open to students for free after school Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Aug. 27, according to WABC." Read the article and watch the video here. It's unfortunate that some students would resort to bullying others because of dirty laundry. It is often taken for granted and as a right to have one's clothes cleaned on a regular basis. Some families that are scarping by don't have that luxury all the time. At My Pilgrim Cleaners, we feel...
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