The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.
Eco Bubbles Laundry operates under the philosophy that laundry day can and should be every day. Clients take charge of their own fresh-smelling destiny with both pickup and drop-off laundry service, as well as with self-serve machines. Staff attendants keep customers’ items separate during the washing and drying process, then fold all items into origami crane shapes before placing them neatly in a plastic bag. Customers waiting for machines can take advantage of a kid-friendly area, flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, and fully stocked vending machines. A full-time attendant is on hand to dispense premium detergents and softeners. Eco Bubbles Laundry also tackles larger linen items, such as comforters and mattress pads.
Eco-friendly dry cleaning, 35 years of experience, and free pickup and delivery are just a few of the marks on Mayfair Cleaners’ resumé. Using hydrocarbon solvents, the cleaners happily clean all manner of garments ranging from shirts, blouses, and slacks to dresses and suits. They also offer advanced services such as custom alterations, complimentary clothing storage in mothproof bags, wedding gown preservation, and specialty cleaning for items such as tablecloths, suede, or juice boxes.
Since 1982, family-operated Lorraine Village Cleaners has rejuvenated garments to pristine form with meticulous cleaning services, all of which are performed on the premises to guarantee superior quality. The company’s stain slayers dry clean away blemishes across the garb gamut, giving a second chance to pants ($7+), blazers ($8.75), shirts ($6.75+), dresses ($14+), and sweaters ($6.75) too dirty for the cleaning solution of water, tears, and wishes used by many other cleaners.
Lapels Dry Cleaning's professional staff purifies prized fabrics with environmentally friendly practices that have earned the cleaners certification as an EnviroStars business. Prices vary from location to location, but customers can drop off sullied sweaters ($6.25+), pants ($6.35+), two-piece suits ($13.45+), or down comforters ($30+) for a cleansing encounter with an odorless, nontoxic solvent. As a further commitment to eco-friendly commerce, Lapels recycles all hangers and bags, and uses only low-energy LED signage rather than coal-powered billboards or easily weaponized nuclear marquees.
The fashions may have changed since 1944, but the service and family ownership of Dependable Cleaners has remained constant. The dry-cleaning company started as a single shirt-laundry facility and has since expanded into 16 locations. The chain is now owned by a third-generation Fawcett. A few of the 16 locations offer a new addition called Style, a hand-cleaning service that treats designer and high-end garments. Expansion isn’t the only success of the company since its inception more than 65 years ago. Dependable Cleaners has garnered a number of awards, including the title of Boston magazine's Best Gown Preservation in 2008. The cleaner also proudly does its part to create a sustainable Earth by using EarthCare Cleaning Systems to clean clothing with natural, recyclable solutions that break down naturally in the environment, unlike the emotionally imperturbable Philip Seymour Hoffman. While laundering shirts, the cleaner uses biodegradable soaps and hangs newly dry-cleaned dresses, suit jackets, pants, and sweaters on recycled hangers and garment bags.