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"Without fail, Crest has been able to restore every destroyed designer dress and shirt I own to like-new condition."
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"With a busy life, it's really difficult to commit to dropping off and picking up my dry cleaning on a regular basis. I love that Crest has consistent and reliable pick-up and delivery services."
- Susan

"They do a great job. The pickup and delivery has changed my life. I love not having to go get my dry cleaning anymore."
- Jimmy

"Been using them for 14 years. They clean the clothes in-house--no shipping them around town like some places. I don't have problems with my clothes disappearing like other places I have tried."
- Brent

"Crest is very gentle with my clothes and when I go to drop them off (with stains like mine you should), they review the garment with me and notate every stain and even discuss with me how they will treat it. They then review the material and let me know of any risks/dangers (if any) and ask if I want to proceed."
- Elly

"Everyone is so polite and courteous. They are always helpful with any request. The are very knowledgeable about tough stains and how to get them out."
- Marshall

" If you want great customer service and clean clothes, Crest is the way to go."
- Steve

"I've been a long time customer and have nothing but positive experiences having them professionally launder my clothes."
- John

"I don't trust my clothes with anyone else."
- Bob

"They know who I am, they are professional, always friendly and helpful."
- Phil

"I have been using Crest for years and could not be happier. You always see the same smiling faces and they have my clothes ready for me before I walk in the door. The clothes NEVER have a chemical smell to them and always look great."
- Seth

"Their service and support has been outstanding and consistent throughout the years. They always have my cleaning on time and perfect!"
- Kathleen

"My wife and I have used Crest Cleaners forever!  Never a problem, never a late item, always a smile and a "first name" hello!"
-George

"I couldn't ask for more. I hang the bag on the door on Mon/Thurs and it's back the following Thurs/Mon."
- Rachael

" Do yourself a favor and find yourself a good cleaners like Crest. The few dollars you save in cleaning costs can be easily displaced by thousands in damages to your clothing."
- Jason

"Great service, incredibly nice people and a cleaner that respects your clothes. They come back sparkling and with all the buttons and no excuses."
- Dave

"I love the delivery service - it is incredibly convenient and helpful! And where as is the same day service hours so amazing!"
- Stacy

"We feel very spoiled by the good service. The clever laundry bag that also doubles as a garment bag for the cleaned items makes the whole process very easy."
- Carolyn

"I rely on their same day turn around. Hasn't failed me in 17 years!"
- Phillip

"Of all the dry cleaners I have been to in my life, Crest has all the things I've ever wanted. The feeling that I got when I first came here was similar to when I first bought an Ipod and stood in amazement at all the features that I ever wanted on a portable music device."
- Jason

"I'm an "organic" nut and I'm very conscientious about what I eat, what I breathe in, and what I touch, especially when it comes to carcinogenic materials. Perchloroethylene (Perc for short) is the cleaning agent used in almost all dry cleaners. That thing is highly toxic and Crest does not use it. "
- Jason


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Kentucky Derby Attire Guide

The Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 7th, so it is time to start planning your attire. The Derby is well known for bringing out bright colors and bold patterns that the wealthy don as they place money on their horse of choice and sip a mint julep. Derby style is traditional but has modern twists each year when it comes to color, pattern, and of course, hat etiquette. Here is our attire guide for the 2016 Kentucky Derby:

Kentucky Derby Attire Guide via Crest Cleaners

Men: It’s time to let the prints do the talking! The Kentucky Derby is all about showing off with bright spring colors and wild prints. Whether starting with a pastel palette or going bold with a spotlight-stealing print, this is the time to let your fashion shine. If you’d like to opt for a more classic, elegant look, a plain navy suit or a light seersucker pattern with a bright tie or even a bowtie will fit the bill.

If you’d prefer your style stand out in the spotlight we recommend starting with a bold but solid color scheme and building from there. Bright pants in tropical colors will go a long way in standing out in the crowd at the Downs. Choose a shirt that fits within the color scheme with a bright pattern like gingham or plaid. Finish out with a suit jacket in a coordinating color or pattern and don’t forget the tie! Your tie or bowtie is a great opportunity to add in some understated flair by mixing colors and patterns for a trendy look.

 

Ladies: Hats, hats, hats, and more hats! As you’re already well aware, a coiffure topping masterpiece will be the star of the show. But what comes first; the hat or the outfit? Experts say it can go either way! No matter which you pick out first, the most important thing is that they complement each other in style and color.

If you’d like your hat to make a strong statement, you can opt for a more subdued outfit in a matching or coordinating shade. But if you’d like your Derby style to have more understated elegance, you may want to keep your outfit on the same plane as well with a light pattern or none at all. When it comes to a brighter, funky style all bets are off! Steal the spotlight with a wild hat and an outfit that stays consistent in both color and pattern.

 

For more fashion tips for both the ladies and the gents, as well as a guide to dressing for each event, take a look at the Kentucky Derby website, here.  

While you’re searching for the perfect eye-catching outfit, let us worry about the dry cleaning. Schedule a home pick-up and delivery for your Derby attire and expect it to arrive clean, pressed, and ready to wear for the Downs. Click here to sign up for home delivery. You’ll have more time to coordinate the perfect colors without needing to fuss about the cleaning. Best of luck and may your horse win!   

What's Your Time Worth?

You have a non-stop day. Up early, hit the gym, then to the office where you’ll be in meetings all day, off to happy hour, and the another dinner meeting. You need to look sharp all day and never get phased by the chaos. Dry cleaning should not be on your mind. You don’t have time to think about how your clothes are getting cleaned and pressed, let alone the time to drop off or pick up your garments. So what is your time worth?

Whats your time worth via Crest Cleaners

We understand that you need your day to stay on schedule for success. Here are some quick tips for keeping organized and on track:

 

  • Schedule, Schedule, Schedule- We’re sure you’re already a pro at this, as every day runs on a tight schedule. Take it to the next level by prepping for your day the night before. Lay out clothes, lunch, snacks, and important files the night before. Even on the most hurried mornings you’ll be organized and prepared for the day.

 

  • Breakfast on the Go- It is the most important meal of the day, but we know there’s not always time to sit down at the table for a meal. With the rise in popularity of overnight oats and pre-made smoothies there are nearly endless possibilities to grab a nutritious breakfast on the go. To make it even easier, we recommend taking a few minutes on Sunday night to prep breakfast for the week. Then simply grab it and go!

 

  • No Fuss Laundry- Don’t use your valuable free time to run to the dry cleaners; we’ll come to you! We’ll pick up the laundry from your home and deliver it the next day, clean, pressed, and ready to wear. Take a look at our website for more details.

 

  • Take Over Your Tech- You always have your laptop, tablet, and smartphone on hand, so make them work for you! Stay on task and organized with helpful time management apps. Apps like Mindnode, Freckle, and RescueTime will do wonders for keeping your time managed and your workload organized with less effort and stress from you. Learn more about these helpful apps and other great options here.

 

  • Exhale, Inhale- It can be easy to get so caught up in your busy schedule that you forget time to yourself. While a day or an afternoon off is the most ideal option, we know your schedule won’t always allow for that kind of break. Take a few minutes before you start your day to take some deep breaths and reflect. Whether that means taking some time to yourself on your commute, waking up a few minutes earlier for a cup of coffee, or a quick walk over lunch, you’ll be surprised at how freeing up a few moments in the day can affect your mood and productivity.

 

A busy schedule may be unavoidable, but with these quick organization tips you’ll be on the road to stress-free success. And remember, we’re here to help you look sharp on that journey! 

Tips For Garment Alterations

Having alterations done to your favorite clothes can be nerve-wracking. You want to make sure you find a trustworthy and experienced seamstress/tailor. Here are some helpful tips for finding the right place to take your alterations and how to care for garments afterward:

Tips For Garment Alterations via Crest Cleaners

  • Be prepared: When meeting with your tailor or seamstress, be sure that you’re ready to try on the garment to be altered. That means bringing the correct undergarments and other items that affect the garment. You may need to bring in shoes or jewelry if they affect how the garment will lay.

 

  • Quality Over Cost: As with most services, you may need to pay a bit more for quality. It helps to discuss price and costs before the alterations begin, so both you and your tailor or seamstress agree. It’s better to have an idea of costs up front than wait until the alterations are completed.

 

  • Care: The care for altered garments varies depending on the level of alteration needed. For simple hem fixes and small alterations, the care level will be the same. But for major alterations and additional embellishments, your garments will require more careful cleaning and handling.

 

Finding a seamstress or tailor to alter your garments shouldn’t fill you with worry. With these tips, you’ll be stepping out in your altered clothes in no time!

 

10 Ways to Save Time in Your Weekly Routine

We know life is busy so it can be helpful to take advantage of each shortcut and hack that we can. Working all day makes your free-time that much more valuable. Here are some tips to saving time on the little things in order to enjoy a few more precious minutes of down-time.

  1. Prioritize Your Schedule- Begin your morning by separate your to-do list into things that need to be done, things that should be done, and things that you could work on if you have some spare time. Try to accomplish a few from each category each day and watch that to-do list shrink while your free time grows.
  2. Online Saves Time- You can purchase just about everything online. Save yourself valuable time shopping and waiting at the store and purchase the items you need from the comfort of your couch. 
  3. Stay on Task- Staying on schedule can be out of our control at times especially when meetings go a bit longer than expected and projects pop up. Combat those factors by staying on task for the projects at hand.
  4. Prep Time- Take a few minutes the night before work to set aside the things you’ll need the next day, whether it be breakfast, lunch, or important documents. Your prepped items will provide you with a few extra free moments in the morning to sleep or catch up on email.
  5. Be an Early Bird- Boost your productivity in the office by arriving 10 minutes earlier than normal. You’ll have a jump on your coworkers and have a few minutes to get organized and prepared for the day before the morning rush.
     
     
  6. Be Choosy- Is there a project or task that you can say no to? Remember to put your schedule first and be sure that the things on your to-do list don’t outnumber the time you have to do them.
  7. Forget the Laundry- Leave the laundry to us! Don’t spend your time sorting and ironing; instead use our helpful delivery and pick up service to take out the time and worry spent on laundry. You’ll enjoy a professional and quick clean every time, delivered to your door. http://www.crestcleaners.com/content/at-home
  8. Call Ahead- No one wants to spend time waiting for a table at a restaurant. Calling ahead to your favorite restaurant saves you valuable time waiting for a table.
  9. Make a System- How often do you find yourself checking email or logging in and out of Facebook? Set a schedule of time to check your email throughout the day. A great option is a three-hour check.
  10. Schedule Free Time- Your entire day follows a schedule, why not set aside time for yourself too? Set aside a certain amount of time each day to unwind, whether you’re working out or just taking time to relax.

In your busy day to day, you don’t always have time to yourself. With these tips you’ll free up some necessary down-time in your busy schedule. You can find some more time saving tips here

How To Deep Clean Rugs

There are some items in your home that need to be constantly cleaned, but are just too large to fit in your washer! Your area rugs and carpets see a lot of traffic, but are one of the main focal pieces in your home. Chances are, your area rugs are a bit too large to fit into your home washing machine. For those times when a quick vacuum just won’t cut it, you can bring your rugs and carpets into one of our many locations.

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As area rugs are in some of the heaviest traffic areas in your home, they need quite a bit of care. Aside from vacuuming the top of the rug, it helps to vacuum the underside as well. Rocks, dirt, and other grime tend to get held underneath the rug and add to the wear over the years. When cleaning the rug, be sure to move it away from it’s space and clean the floor underneath as well.

 

When you need deep clean on your area rugs and carpets, turn to us. We guarantee a quick, professional clean every time. Our trained professionals have the experience to keep your rugs and carpets in excellent condition for years to come

Complete Fabric Care Guide

Every type of fabric requires a personalized care routine, which can make laundry very complicated. Here is a list of some of the most common fabrics, their qualities, and how to care for them:

Polyester- Chances are, you have quite a bit of polyester in your closet. It’s one of the most used synthetic fibers in clothing due to its wrinkle and shrink resistant qualities. Polyester can be washed in your machine at home with no issue.

 

Linen- Due to its breathable texture and lightweight feel, linen is a favorite for warm days. Some linen blends can be washed in your machine at home, but to keep the original look and feel of linen it should be dry-cleaned.

 

 

Silk- Luxurious as it may be, silk items take a little extra care.  Some silk items have already been treated and pre-shrunk but it’s best to check the label before tossing it in the washing machine. For best results your silk items should be dry-cleaned.

 

 

Cotton- The easiest fabric you could ask for, cotton typically doesn’t call for specialized care. Because it’s one of the most popular fabrics used for clothing, most all cotton items have been pre-treated and shrunk and are ready to be washed in your washing machine.

 

 

Rayon- Similar to cotton and linen, rayon is a comfortable fabric that seems to get even cozier with wear. Since it’s made from natural fibers and prone to shrinking, rayon should be dry-cleaned or carefully hand washed.

 

Take the worry out of laundry day by dropping off your delicate care items with us. We guarantee a professional and timely cleaning for the most beloved pieces in your wardrobe.

Office Fashion Trends for 2016

We all know that wearing the right outfit can drastically increase your confidence but it can also improve your productivity! The way you dress can put you in the proper work mindset and allow you to focus better. Trends in work fashion change every year. Take a look at these 2016 trends to make it your best (and most fashionable) work year yet!

office fashion trends 2016

For the Ladies:

           

Mix it up with light fabrics and pops of color. As is the trend with spring, pastels and floral prints are always a great choice, but don’t be afraid to go a bit bolder with color and pattern. A brightly patterned blouse or dress paired with a structured neutral jacket, skirt, or trouser will be a great look for spring. And don’t forget the shoes! Step out in a bright heel with a neutral dress or choose a classic flat with gold metallic finishes for a brighter outfit.

 

For the Men:

 

            While the last few years have seen a trend in close cut suits, look for them to loosen up a bit. Styles will still be tailored and cut close to the body but the looser fit will show a little less ankle and will be a bit more conservative. The cut of the suit may be a bit more conservative but this season will be the time for colorful and patterned suits to shine. Look for the trendy “new navy,” a shade of blue a bit brighter than the classic navy shade. Besides color, subtly patterned suits will be making a comeback as well.

 

Stay stylish throughout 2016 and trust us with your delicate care pieces. We guarantee professional and quick results every time, keeping your favorite items looking runway ready.

Dry Cleaning Your Table Linens

Holiday parties are one of the greatest parts of this season, but the cleanup afterwards is never a desirable chore. Take some stress out of your cleanup routine by tackling your table linens with our simple tips for care. And if you want to make your cleanup list even shorter, bring the table linens to us for a quick, professional clean.

Polyester: A simple fabric to care for, polyester is machine washable in cold water. If your polyester table coverings have stains, stain remover is also safe for this fabric. Polyester is also safe for dryers, on a low heat setting.

Satin: As satin is a more delicate fabric and treating stains can be more difficult. Take time to assess the stains,

Lace: The best way to clean lace is by hand washing and using a mid detergent in cold water. Avoid using force to scrub at the material as it can damage the delicate fabric. After washing your lace tablecloths don’t wring out the excess water, instead gently squeeze and press out the remaining water and air-dry only. 

Linen: For delicate linens, it’s best to hand wash in warm water. Use gentle detergent or soap to keep the material intact. Do not use a chlorine based bleach to remove stains and be sure to clean quickly when stains are fresh.

These care tips will keep your favorite table linens party-ready for the years to come. And remember, for any difficult cleaning, large jobs, or delicate materials, bring your table linens in to us for a professional cleaning!

Laundry Resolutions

As you settle down to make your New Years resolutions does your laundry make the list? Get your resolutions off to a good start by allowing us to take care of your laundry and dry cleaning needs.

Our experienced cleaning professionals will save you the headache and time of spending a whole evening or even a weekend taking care of laundry. Our trained team specializes in delicate care, stain removal, and specialized cleaning techniques. We’ll keep your new holiday garments looking great all year round and provide you with the highest level of service.

At our facilities we will give your clothes a deeper clean with less wear than you would experience with a washing machine. We know how easy it is to lose track of garments in the wash, mixing delicate materials with hardier fabrics. We will keep your delicate and gentle care garments in pristine condition without unwanted shrinking and color fade.

Make one resolution that’s easy to keep this year. Bring us your laundry and we’ll take care of the rest! 

Taking the Stress out of Holiday Dress


Tis the Season for holiday parties! But what exactly does that “festive attire” mean on your invitation? Be prepared for any festive occasion with our Holiday Party Dress Code.

  • Office Party- Sure, the office party is a great event to have some fun but it’s a good idea to keep in mind those attending the party with you. Keep your attire festive, but still professional. Throw in a little sparkle or bright holiday color without going overboard.

  • Black Tie- This is your chance to pull out the most glamorous look in your closet! Grab your formal attire but don’t forget to add a holiday touch. Whether you add a little extra sparkle with cufflinks or a statement necklace, maybe a festive tie, or even some holly in your hair, keep some seasonal colors in your outfit.

  • Ugly Sweater- The only rules at these parties is to have the most outrageous attire possible. Bells, sequins, and decorative glitter will let you take home the cake for the ugliest sweater in the house.

  • Causal- Casual may mean different things to different people, but this party is probably not the time to step out in your active wear. A great pair of jeans with a casual sweater will keep your outfit seasonal and stylish.

As always, when you need a professional after-party clean for your favorite festive garments, send them over to us.  Happy Holidays and enjoy the parties!