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.
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.
At Brighton Laundry & Dry Cleaners, you can be as involved in the cleaning process as you desire. Once you drop off clothes at the facility, you can choose to wash items yourself in a 20-, 30-, or 55-pound washing machine or hand items over to the staff for a signature wash and fold service. Customers can also set aside items for pressing or dry cleaning, ensuring fragile items are free of stains, unpleasant scents, and zippers that lead to nowhere. Specialty treatments are available to care for leather, suede, and Uggs and keep clients’ expensive items looking good as new.
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.