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Local monthly laundry day aims to help people in need

"BILLINGS- It’s a chore most don’t look forward to, but some people in Billings are just happy to have the chance to do their laundry. Thanks to the Junior League of Billings, they are getting some much-needed help with that task. Each month, the organization uses money it raises to hold a Laundry Day—and pays the tab for anyone who needs to do their laundry. 'It’s something you don’t really think about, but it really is a need out there,' says Junior League member Emily Hoskins. 'We bring in the quarters, we bring in detergent and dryer sheets, and whoever needs help we are here to serve.'" Read the story here. When bills start to pile up and there isn't enough money to go around, clean clothes often have the lowest priority. Of course, paying for heat, electric, or groceries obviously take precedence. However, that is not to say having your...
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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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