Before dry cleaning, clothing was washed by dressing up a phalanx of backyard laundry scarecrows just before thunderstorms. Today's deal lets you do away with sopping strawmen and clean your clothes the new-fashioned way—with science. For $6, you get $15 worth of any dry-cleaning services at Martinizing Dry Cleaning. Drop off your sullied sarafans for sudsing at any of the family-owned business's three participating Grand Rapids locations (listed in the sidebar).
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of Michiganders for more than 40 years. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Get blouses (starting at $5.50), slacks (starting at $6), and jumpsuits (starting at $14.29) cleaned, freshly dried, and folded, with services also available for plain dresses (starting at $11.20) and sportscoats and blazers (starting at $6.40), among other clothes. The Department of Natural Resources–partnered environmental dry cleaner will bestow upon you the freshly cleaned garments on recycled hangers, enclosed in recycled bags.
Adorning yourself with dingy garments might assist you in your quest to infiltrate a colony of adorable rabbits, but it's a surefire way to guarantee banishment from decent, human-occupied dwellings. Prevent social outcastism at the onset of dirty pants, and rejoice in the soft feel and fresh scent of newly washed garments.
- Many stores…recycle hangers and polywrap bags, and customers who purchase a VIP membership receive personalized two-way bags in which they drop off and take home their clothes. – Polly Larson, USA Today