Dry cleaning was invented to bathe benevolent village witches, whose previous washing attempts contaminated wells with love spells that crippled the whole town's productivity. Harness such sorcery with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of dry-cleaning services at Alpha Cleaners in Laguna Hills.
For more than three decades, Alpha Cleaners has handled fabrics with finesse at its on-site plant. Trousers ($4.95) can breathe deeply the restorative vapors of a nontoxic dry-cleaning solution made from organic compounds. Cleansing chemists reduce the evidence of overzealous milkshake slurping from shirts ($1.95) and sweaters ($5.50), and two-piece suits ($12.70) can stroll out the door with lapels puffed up in pride.
Alpha Cleaners' staff can also gussy up special garments such as wedding dresses, leathers, or buckskin bridesmaid gowns. Beading, lining, silk, and linen may incur an additional charge of $1–$2.
Though today's Groupon can't be applied to delivery charges, Alpha Cleaners does deliver degrunged garments within a 10-mile radius. Delivery is free for more than $50 worth of dry cleaning and $5 for less than $50 worth.