The Alameda outpost of Martinizing Dry Cleaning has a clear strength: getting clothes back to customers quickly. The franchise earned the Martinizing company’s 100% quality and service rating five separate times in recognition of its ability to return clothes promptly. Credit the outfit’s same-day service guarantee, which holds that clothes brought in by noon can be returned by 5 p.m. Other policies are equally convenient for customers; the store is open late on weeknights and doesn’t vandalize local street signs to make it harder to find your way there.
Inside the Douglaston School of Music and Art, certified yoga instructor, Daniela Crocchiola, uses her years of experience and extensive training to guide students through hot vinyasa yoga and ballet bar classes. Brought to her mother's yoga classes as a young cobra, Crocchiola learned the benefits of regular stretch sessions at an early age and credits the practice for helping her grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. While working in Manhattan in fashion and cosmetic marketing, Crocchiola studied a variety of yoga styles, such as Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini, and obtained 200 hour yoga teaching certifications recognized by the Yoga Alliance and by loyal downward facing dogs everywhere. In addition to being a certified yoga instructor, Crocchiola's skills equip her to lead Pilates and ballet bar workouts.
Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.
The Magic Laundry's wall-to-wall washers and dryers transform sullied attire into squeaky-clean apparel via a thorough laundering. Opt for free pickup and delivery and a clothing wizard will arrive at your doorstep to whisk away garments to be washed, dried, and folded. Patrons have a choice of detergent, softener, and dryer sheets, with hypoallergenic options available, and first-time clients receive a free laundry bag to hold unsightly threads. After clothing is cleaner than a newborn's criminal record, a laundry connoisseur can email or call to set up a delivery time, or clients may pick up the clothes themselves. If customers prefer to drop off their laundry, they can feel free to stick around while garments are made spick-and-span, passing the time by surfing free WiFi, watching rotating washers, or counting floor tiles.
Since 2006, customers have brought their clothing and home linens to Bay Cleaners to be dry-cleaned or laundered using the shop's environmentally friendly products. The staff uses only plant-based solutions that are free of harmful chemicals and harsh solvents. Despite their gentle nature, the products easily lift away dirt and grime while also infusing fabric with a pleasant scent. Tailors can re-attach buttons, alter the hems of pants, or shorten coat sleeves for people who shrink instead of grow. Shoe shining and heel repairs preserve footwear year after year.
The staff members at Classique Dry Cleaners maintain their customers' clothing with water-free, eco-friendly solutions. Although dry cleaning is their signature service?including care for larger items such as comforters and bed spreads?the technicians also alter, repair, and restore garments such as wedding gowns, shoes, leather, and purple pants that have been recently exposed to gamma-ray-induced rage.