Layne's Careful Cleaners treat soiled duds with dry cleaning that respects fine attire's many sensitivities. Customers can freshen up blouses and shirts after interdepartmental mud-wresting matches at work ($5.44+), or prep sweaters for another long summer in the attic ($5.91+). Ketchup splatters and spilled water disappear from pants ($5.80+) and two-piece fatigues ($12+) after a stain-annihilating therapy session with Layne's blemish-ridding experts, who'll also cleanse labcoats to undo the messy effects of hours of toiling with a children's chemistry set without reading the instructions ($9.90+). Layne's Careful Cleaners' blotch-eroding prowess extends to erasing smoke and fire damage for birthday suits that have ventured too close to the birthday cake. Same-day service is available if articles are dropped off by 8 a.m. (Monday–Friday).
Village Laundromat delivers fresh-folded laundry seven days per week within a 25-mile radius of Newark. Schedule a pick-up over the phone or send soiled socks up your flagpole and Village Laundromat liaisons will whisk away washables. Blouses, bed sheets, and breeches are given a sudsy bath, complete with fabric softener and bleach if necessary. Each article is then folded neatly and delivered to your doorstep faster than the speed at which electricity flows through copper wiring. Businesses in need of unsullied uniforms and spotless tablecloths can also put this Groupon to good use.
Nu-Life Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner’s professional rug-scrubbers, certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration, purify carpets using powerful truck-mounted steam cleaners. Upon their arrival at customers’ homes, technicians set to work removing stains and banishing dirt trapped in carpet fibers and the pages of tell-all memoirs. On return visits, homeowners can request that other rooms be cleaned, or space out service to maintain previously steamed carpets. Workers can also clean sofas using dry-cleaning or steam-extraction techniques, depending on the type of fabric. Freshly pressed sofas show fewer signs of aging and wear and enable better naps than couches covered in a fine dust of cheese powder.
Featured in the October 2009 issue of Drycleaner News, Express Clean caters to time-challenged clothes wearers with dry-cleaning services and home or office pickup and delivery (a delivery charge of $0.75 applies to all orders). Rid pants ($5.35) and shirts ($1.65) of a daily detritus of dirt, or cleanse a week's worth of blouses ($5.35), dresses ($9.75), and suits ($9.75–$12.75). With experienced pressers, a tailor, and a shoe repair professional on staff, Express Clean can alleviate issues facing an assortment of apparel, hemming pants ($12+), replacing heels ($12–$18), and delicately de-soiling leather, suede, and fur ($15+). In addition to caring for clothes, Express Clean also liberates blankets ($15–$20), comforters ($22–$28), and down comforters ($30–$45) from a variety of bedtime snacks. Express Clean owns and operates its cleaning plant, ensuring the protection of all patrons’ property. After pickup, all items are pampered and then returned within three business days. All waste from the plant is handled responsibly according to strict government regulations and Express Clean backs all services with a no-fuss satisfaction guarantee, promising freshly scented wardrobes to benefit individuals, families, and the sensitive olfactory organs of wire-hangers and bureau drawers.
Before Glyndon Cleaners and Lord Baltimore Cleaners merged in 2005 to create the no-suds-needed superpower known as Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners, both family-owned companies had been servicing the Baltimore metro area since the 1920s. Now doubled in size, strength, and genetic diversity, the joint company proudly provides skilled service to more than 4,000 customers. For convenient pick-up and delivery dry cleaning, call to schedule your service and then leave your spoken-for sullies in a weather-safe place (preferably at the front door or in the cellar during tornadoes). Pick-ups generally happen twice a week, and you don't need to be present when the truck stops by. For special cleaning instructions, simply leave a detailed note in the bag.