Dry Clean Today started with one location in Elk Grove in 1987 and has since expanded to 8 locations across the Sacramento area, including a brand new Folsom location. Open seven days a week, Dry Clean Today fastidiously expunges stains from favorite frocks and presses garments with haste, offering same- or next-day service. Professional cleaners also purge weather-borne impurities from raincoats or jackets, and keep fancywear spry with formal-gown or prom-dress cleaning. Otherwise, wedding-dress cleaning and box preservation keep sacred gowns in tiptop shape, ensuring that they can be passed down to children, grandchildren, or life-size Barbie dolls for use at their own weddings.
Once upon a time, Swanson's Cleaners technicians would begin their days by firing up irons, stirring starches, and strapping on roller skates. The business was once one of the largest dry-cleaning facilities west of the Mississippi, the epicenter of Salvin Swanson's vast dry-cleaning empire—an empire packed with Sacramento's laundry, even the chain mail of its knights. To get the job of all this weighty laundry done, staffers needed their own wheels, plus wheels for their hampers.
Now helmed by the third generation of Swansons, the business has grown to 15 locations. In these locations, the team launders and dry-cleans garments with the eco-friendly Revive system, which uses a gentle, odorless, and antibacterial solution made from organic ingredients. Ever mindful of the earth and the community, Swanson's Cleaners recycles its hangers and plastic bags and has collected more than 27,000 coats for local children in need through its Coats for Kids program.
Before sending garments through the eco-friendly cleaning process, the staff at Sac Green Cleaners looks out for loose buttons, broken zippers, and tags that detail specific cleaning instructions. This is par for the course for them, and one of many examples of how they strive to keep their customers satisfied and looking sharp. For a few more examples, look no further than the pre- and post-cleaning spot treatments and complimentary pickup and delivery service. Before bagging garments to send off to homes, the staff meticulously removes all lint from sweaters and presses dress shirts. They can also perform alterations, extract the smell of cigarette smoke from jackets, and repair ties used as ziplines to escape boring office meetings.
Newbold is a family-owned-and-operated full-service dry cleaner that has been serving savvy wardrobe owners since 1983. Bring your grimy garments down to its storefront and they'll be quickly cleaned of disquieting stains, swamp vapors, and ghostly ectoplasm, as well as more mundane filth. Pants, blouses, sweaters, and skirts can be de-dirtied for $5.25 a pop, while larger items such as a light jacket ($8), a one-piece dress ($10.25), and a two-piece suit ($10.95) cost slightly more. Polish a favorite power tie for $5, or prepare for the big interview at an impossibly tiny micro-office by cleaning up a suave sport coat ($6.25). Two-hour service is available Monday through Saturday. While Saturday service is a huge convenience in and of itself, Newbold's drive-thru service lane provides extra-speedy convenience for non-pedestrians and/or escaping Blues Brothers.
The Mother Lode Fluff & Fold keeps closets filled with clean clothes even when its customers are at their busiest. The easy process begins with an appointment and a confirmed pickup time, and ends with a professionally packaged batch of fresh shirts, pants, and parliamentary wigs. In between, launderers treat soiled clothing to premium detergents, a run through the drier, and fluffing and folding before returning them back to homes in professional packaging. Partnering with local Clothing Closets charities, The Mother Lode also offers free pickup for all donated clothing, cleaning the garments and delivering them to those in need.