Before dry cleaning, clothing was washed by dressing up a phalanx of backyard laundry scarecrows just before thunderstorms. Eschew sopping strawmen for science with today's Groupon to one of Fine Dry Cleaning’s three locations: on Dalhousie Drive Northwest, Tuscany Boulevard Northwest, or Elbow Drive Southwest. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of dry cleaning for household items, including bedspreads, blankets, drapes, comforters, duvets, sleeping bags, and tablecloths.
- For $225, you get a bridal-gown cleaning and preservation (a $450 value).
The friendly staff at Fine Dry Cleaning's family-operated trio of waterless washing centres has been laundering local linens for more than 30 years, employing extreme attention to detail and careful handling techniques. Cleaners determine the proper cleaning methods for renewing an array of sundry household items, ranging from bedspreads in sizes king, queen, and provincial lord ($31.25) to double or twin ($28.25). Customers can also request freshening of dirtied drapes ($23/pane; $2.95/pleat) or a wash, fluff, and Victorian shave of down comforters in any size ($50).
Fabric-care technicians at each location also execute their professional degriming on bridal gowns, capping the service with a gown pressing and thorough quality inspection. Then, like sensitive burritos, wedding garments are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper before being placed inside a museum-quality container. Customers may view their gown dozing peacefully on the other side of the chest's polypropylene window, resistant to humidity and mildew, light, and impromptu paint-balloon fights.
Green Fine Dry Cleaners
With three decades in the business and three locations in Dalhousie, Tuscany, and Southwood, the experts of Green Fine Dry Cleaners are well versed in toxic free cleaning. Their menu of 100% green services runs the gamut from the titular waterless cleansing method to alterations of suede items or elegant taffeta ball gowns that were worn at canine prom. Wedding dresses are thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and enshrined in a vacuum-sealed box, and drapes undergo a meticulous tidying in order to effectively shut out bright sunlight or the neighbour's laser pointer.