Why dry clean something instead of washing it at home?

Absolutely nothing!  We strongly recommend that you don't attempt to remove stains on your own for fear that you may accidentally set the stain permanently.  We advise you to bring your garments to our professional staff and ask for our recommendations.  It won't cost anything for our advice!

These types of garments are sensitive to perfume, deodorant, perspiration, hair spray, food and beverages. Avoid prolonged contact with any of these substances, which can result in discoloration of the fabric. We recommend cleaning after each wear.

 Proper Care of Silk & Rayon

Ask anytime you come in and we will provide you with a Family Ties express bag.  Now you can just drop and go and your bag will be returned to you when you pick up your order.


While laundering shirts is the norm and will get out surface
stains, we recommend dry cleaning your shirts every so
often.  Dry cleaning will remove damaging body oils and
aid in preserving the life of your shirts.

The short answer is "only if you will be wearing them this season." Those plastic bags are not advised for storing the garments for more than a season.

Plastic bags inhibit the fabric from breathing and can promote the formation of mildew and cause fume fading. Fume fading will yellow whites and discolor colored garments.

While there are many reasons to send your garments to a professional dry cleaners, the most important reason is to prolong the life of your garments while keeping them looking their best. One of the properties of dry cleaning solvent is that it is much gentler than water on your garments. Another property is that it cleans grease and dirt out of garments much better than with water.

How do I get an Express Bag?

Stain Removal

Is it OK to leave my cleaned clothes in the plastic bags I get from the cleaners?

What is the first thing I should do when I get a stain on my clothes?

Care of Dress Shirts

We cannot stress enough that when you have a stain, bring it to us.  We have the proper solvents for treating stains.  Do not use water, soap, or any of the following products as this will only set the stain:  Tide To Go sticks, Clorox Pens, and Oxy Clean.

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534 Nantasket Ave. Hull, MA