The Shelton family applies more than 100 years' experience in the dry-cleaning business to swiftly cleanse clients? garments at each of their locations? in-house plants. Drop off any garment?from a blazer for work to coveralls for a live reenactment of American Gothic?before 9 a.m. for same-day pickup after 5 p.m., or after 9 a.m. for next-day service. The reliable cleaners? inspection department ensures that dry-cleaned clothes come back looking as crisp as a deep-fried cummerbund, and its gentle solvents, up-to-date equipment, and thoughtful recycling policies help steward the environment. In addition to its dry-cleaning services, Shelton Family Cleaners also provides regular laundry services and specialized wedding gown cleanings. The 7951 Katy Freeway location in Houston also performs alterations and repairs.
Pilgrim Cleaners offers a host of convenient locations and a comprehensive cleaning approach that refreshes garments and can extend their closet lives well into their golden years. Cleaners pore over your clothes before pouring solvent over them, identifying traces of wiper fluid and the fingerprints of clinging tarsiers. Pilgrim's two-bath process cleans clothes tenderly, applying distilled solvent to leave them looking as new and crisp as a gangster baby's three-piece suit. Attentive and always-diligent dry cleaners then step in to hand-finish the job, canvassing garments for misplaced buttons and uranium stains. As with all dry cleaning and mustache trimming services, prices vary according to the size of the job, ranging from $1.89 for men's shirts, $9.99 for dresses, and $11.99 for overalls.
Express Laundry Center's arsenal of dirt-kicking hardware renders clothes anew in a matter of 60 minutes. Row upon row of glistening vessels in all sizes await their bubbly calling, from single load top-loader washers ($1.50 per wash) to 75-pound capacity behemoths ($7.99 per wash). The 30-pound ($.24 per 7 minutes) and 45-pound ($.34 per 7 minutes) dryers can juggle three or four loads and a bar stool, respectively and simultaneously. Large-screen televisions and free WiFi entertain guests, and arcade games and vending machines grudgingly accept outmoded quarters.
As they launder or dry clean customers’ garments, the cleaning technicians at A-1 Dry Cleaners keep two principles in mind: thoroughness and convenience. They cleanse most garments within 24–48 hours, but more intricate getups—such as a wedding dress or a vintage firefighter's muumuu—may take up to 72 hours.
Not only is Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar an "antidote to the antiseptic Pinkberrys of the world," according to Lonely Planet, it's also "the most adorable place in Houston"—or so gushes a Houston Press blogger. Like a worn-in powdered wig, the cozy shop exudes a shabby-chic French aesthetic, with bright pastel colors complementing cream-colored wooden furniture and shelves full of jarred candy and homey gifts. Sweet Lola's seasonal fro-yo flavors are equally adorable, boasting names such as "dreamy chocolate," "merri mint," and "blush," a combination of cherry and almond. Each creamy spoonful tickles taste buds with probiotic flavor sweetened with cane sugar and free of corn syrup or additives. A small but dependable selection of artisanal toppings crowns frozen creations with peanut-butter croutons and cookie crumble.
The staff at Regency Cleaners wants the environment to stay as immaculate as the shirts, dresses, and suits that emerge from its facility. As part of that effort, cleaners employ a textile dry-cleaning machine that's specifically designed to battle stains with nontoxic and odor-free solvents. In addition to this eco-friendly process, the staff launders everyday garments and preserves wedding gowns for a lifetime of being worn by the family's pets on Halloween. And if cleaners notice damage on a jacket or pair of pants, they can repair the item and make the necessary alterations.