VIP Cleaners restores threads with water-free solutions in the comfort of a small, independent shop. Pants, ties, comforters, and other everyday threads find themselves rejuvenated and ready to strut the closet red carpet, while the laundering of shirts leaves sleeves crisp and ready to embrace waiting arms. Bridal-gown-preservation services see the VIP staff carefully purifying dresses and placing them in specialized packaging that preserves them for future generations. The stain specialists also regularly refresh the theatrical costumes of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, and make sure to provide commensurate care when cleansing the fanciful disguises of their everyday customers.
Founded 106 years ago just after the invention of clothing, Sam Meyers Dry Cleaning and Laundry cleans clothing to rid garments of ground-in grime. Detail-oriented dry cleaners strike out stubborn stains from skirts ($7.80) and sweaters ($7.41) with the diligence of a lab chemist and the gentle touch of a newborn porpoise swaddled in cashmere. Use today's deal to look dapper in spotless sport coats ($7.41) and spick-and-span two-piece suits ($13.57). Sam Meyers also offers cleaning services for Uggs and other winter boots to erase evidence of slush-puddle jumping and winter salt-ball fights.
For more than 10 years, the degriming gurus at Kahuna Cleaners have tackled stains and wrinkles before returning clothes to their wearers in tiptop shape. The cost of cleaning an average piece of apparel runs $4.25, with cleaning for coats ranging from $8–$14. With this Groupon, visitors can bring in up to a dozen men’s sports jackets and blouses or more than a week’s worth of hot dog costumes for rejuvenation. Advanced cleaning processes treat the 12 garments to a thorough cleansing, restoring them to immaculate condition as wrinkles from practicing origami on skirts smooth away and splotches from spilled coffee are banished from button-downs. Kahuna Cleaners also confronts the dust, mold, and soil collected by draperies and bedding, sending them back to houses in neat, clean folds to spruce up windows or salt-water aquariums.
If you opt for the Tour of the City package, you'll take a tinting flight across each of Sun Tan City's bed levels (fast tan, faster tan, fastest tan, and instant tan) and one timely trip inside a VersaSpa Sunless Tanning Booth, which provides a natural, even-tonal transformation. Clients can experience the five levels of the Tour of the City package in any order they wish. Standing upright in the VersaSpa booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution, possibly combined with a dose of anti-aging formula or UV skin-defining maximizer. Each booth is scientifically designed to provide a breathe-easy session and features an exhaust system to send the lingering mist out while sealing in skin's new shade. After a few minutes, your body will be dry to the touch.
Laundry101’s staff picks up soiled clothing and household fabrics from customers’ homes, and returns them sans dirt and stains about 48 hours later. They dry-clean items and wash each client’s load of laundry separately so that clothes don’t get mixed up or misplaced, and afterwards place dry-cleaning on hangers and fold laundry. The staff also honors special instructions, from letting jeans hang-dry, repairing broken zippers, or adding extra starch to shirts with poor posture.
The wardrobe washers at Jackline Soap & Suds take the grunt work out of garb de-griming by taking in tarnished threads and returning them looking as clean and crisp as the day their owners gave birth to them. Drop off 10 soiled shirts for a spin in a suds-filled washing machine, where they'll be subjected to a thorough rinsing before curling up in a toasty dryer with a cup of hot cocoa and a paperback. The careful laundry laborers remove dehydrated shirts from the dryer and eradicate obstinate wrinkles with a steaming iron, returning them faster than the speed at which electricity flows through Jell-O.
The sheer volume of garments that Widmer's Cleaners has dry-cleaned over the past 100 years is astronomical, but there are a few special items that will never be forgotten. Widmer's processed many vintage garments on display at the Smithsonian, such as Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders outfit, and the suit that Abraham Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated. Today, the service menu has expanded—technicians will clean carpets, tile and grout, and upholstery, as well as perform a slew of other services. Widmer's is actively involved in the community, contributing to charities such as Goodwill and the American Red Cross.
Urvashi Dance Company, under the direction of seasoned midsection maestro Heidi Capps-Hayden, brings centuries-old belly-dancing tradition to the modern Kentucky heartland. Today’s deal lets you choose three one-hour group classes, each of which offers a thorough workout that builds muscles you didn’t know you had. Tribal Cardio (Mondays at 6 p.m.) gets blood pumping and helps maintain a healthy hearts, and Zil Drill (Mondays at 8 p.m.) tackles the art of zils, the small finger cymbals belly dancers don to add subtle percussion to performances and practice their tree-frog impressions. During the American Tribal Style (ATS) introduction class (Mondays at 7 p.m.), the instructor takes a high-energy, collective approach to school students in the basics of this dancing tradition. After getting comfortable with the fundamentals, twirlers can move on to ATS Next Level (Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.) and ATS Maximum (Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 12 p.m.) to transform tummies into mesmerizing kaleidoscopes.
The helpful staffers at Allison's Cleaners deploy more than 10 years of dry-cleaning shrewdness to wring stains from water-phobic garments. Spurts of liquid cleanser swirl around delicate items like sweaters and slacks, eliminating splotches from food or accidentally sitting on a Rorschach inkblot test. Soiled sports coats, blouses, and shirts gain renewed life as stain-free beacons of hope for brethren apparel.
Seven days a week, the partner laundromats hum with the whirring of high-efficiency washers and dryers. Boasting more than 30 years of business, the Chevy Chase location fields a skilled staff that erases blights from duds with 46 single, double, and triple-load washers and 28 dryers, and enables patrons to convert bills into coins with convenient onsite change machines. The laundromat purveys soap, bleach, and fabric softeners. The staff augments this shopping-while-washing experience by entertaining waiting guests with video games, complimentary WiFi, and—remarkably—a standup tanning bed, inside of which, naturally, is a comedian. Alternatively, the Suds 'N Duds location boasts advanced credit-card-operated machinery that washes loads of up to 90 pounds at a time in as little as 40 minutes and treats freshly bathed garments to a complimentary dry. The laundromats also grant customers a free dry with every wash and offer reward points, which—when saved up—can be exchanged for money to use on washing machines and drying machines.
In addition to self-service laundry, both locations offer same-day drop-off services. Their professional staff sorts, washes, and dries clothing using premium detergent and softeners before folding them into neat piles or intricate seersucker airplanes.
Featuring five levels of tanning beds, Fusion Tanning bronzes even the blanchiest of epidermises with its premium equipment and wide variety of pigmenting methods. Sunned-skin seekers may take the month to bask and bathe in the generous glow of Fusion's Basic beds, which use ultraviolet rich U's and V's to provide beach-worthy color. Choices of beds include the SunVision Elite or the FTS 7000, a 360-degree, stand-up tanning bed that features an 18 mph fan for comfortable, sweat-free gilding.
Splash 'Em Out's team of professionals man an arsenal of mammoth 20- to 60-pound front-load washers that can handle up to six loads of laundry at a time. When clothes are washed clean, they're moved into extra-large dryers with high, medium, or no heat settings capable of handling anything from heavy-duty towels to delicate undergarments. For customers who prefer performing the wash themselves, Splash 'Em Out's four locations keep customers' minds off the wait with entertainment including cable TV, video games, WiFi, and a children's play area. Stained clothes get special attention from Splash 'Em Out's staff, who can
remove remnants of smoke, soot, or water stains from damaged clothing and thoroughly clean horse blankets without riding the horse through a car wash.
The garment experts at Emperors Cleaners take meticulous care as they tackle stains and oust wrinkles to render clothes immaculate. The family-owned and operated business welcomes soiled shirts, skirts, and two-piece suits, tending to all of their splotches and smudges in-house where they can oversee every detail. They whisk garments in and out within the same business day for clients whose schedules overflow with board meetings, play dates, and thumb-twiddling competitions.
Carbonation makes a cold soda refreshing, but it can also make a carpet clean. At Queen City Bluegrass Chemdry, technicians lift stains and odors from carpet with a carbonation-powered cleaning system combined with a nontoxic cleaning solution called The Natural. The quick-drying, eco-friendly process employs water efficiently, unlike typical carpet-cleaning procedures that involve spraying your living room with a garden hose. Though the company’s technicians are best known for wall-to-wall carpeting treatments, they also can wield their stain savvy to cleanse area rugs and upholstery.
Under new ownership, the friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning understand the importance of a crisp, well-laundered wardrobe as well a crisp, well-laundered planet. They’ve been freshening up clients' delicate fabrics with traditional and eco-friendly cleaning techniques and sanitizing stares since 1949. Martinizing Dry Cleaning does not use perchloroethylene or a variety of other, harmful chemicals. Their GreenEarth system, which is appropriate for all fabrics, leaves clothing with a lighter odor than traditional dry-cleaning methods. Along with treating garments, they also alter ill-fitting duds and repair wear and tear. Their expert techniques include the safe cleansing of valuable apparel, such as leather, suede, and wedding dresses, and they will pickup and drop-off duds at homes, offices, or backyard tree forts.