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Within the pages of our dry cleaner blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to dry cleaning, laundry, alternations and repair services.

Alterations and repairs

Amend – don’t erase!

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This can sound like a keyboard operator instruction but can also apply to your clothes. So many people nowadays just throw something away, even when it has much life left in it, rather than think about having it altered or repaired. Among the many reasons that such a discard can happen are that it becomes…
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Get a custom fit by making clothing alterations

Is a treasured piece of clothing a little the worse for wear?

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It seems like a no-win situation: you love wearing certain items of clothing on a regular basis, but because you do, they tend to suffer some damage. Yet, despite this, you still want to have them in your wardrobe. Therefore, it’s worth considering a professional and experienced repair service. Zippers or buttons can be replaced;…
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Preserving your wedding dress

What does it mean to preserve a wedding dress?

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For a woman, the most precious garment she’ll ever own is her wedding dress. It represents love, commitment, and a day of celebration. To preserve this important item for the future, here are some important facts: Preservation and standard dry cleaning are not the same thing. Be sure to take your precious dress to a…
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clothing care tips everyone should know

The “big four” stain types

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When it comes to stains, there are four general categories which require unique removal processes at the dry cleaners: Grease and Oil — Cooking oils, hair products, and motor oil are some of the most stubborn stains. Tannins — These common stains come from everyday drinks like wine, coffee, and tea. Proteins — Dairy, meat,…
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Clothing care labels

Fabric Guide: To Dry Clean or Not to Dry Clean

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You recently purchased an amazing shirt that fits perfectly and looks great. When it comes time to wash it, you hesitate and wonder does this need to be dry cleaned? While clothing instructions often indicate that dry cleaning is needed, many people think they can get away with a gentle wash and air drying their…
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Proper care of your wedding gown

How to Correctly Preserve Your Wedding Dress

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If you got married this summer, you may simply have your wedding dress hung up in your closet as a reminder of your special day. Unfortunately, it can’t stay there indefinitely, especially if you wish to preserve your wedding dress for future generations. Today, McMahan Cleaners in Denver shares how to correctly preserve your wedding dress so…
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Get a custom fit by making clothing alterations

How to Get a Custom Fit by Making Clothing Alterations

Alterations and Repairs
The clothing you buy off the rack only comes in basic sizes, such as waist and inseam measurements for men’s pants. However, we all have unique bodies, making generic sizing inadequate for a proper fit. But, there’s no need to put up with an ill-fitting wardrobe. Here at McMahan Cleaners in Denver, we are the experts…
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Tips for cost-effective clothing alterations

6 Undeniable Benefits of Using a Dry Cleaner

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At McMahan Cleaners, we know that it’s tempting to skip dry cleaning. You have to remember to pick-up and drop-off items. And you know how to use a clothing iron if you want a crisp shirt for work. So, what are the benefits of using a dry cleaner? There are a number of things that…
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clothing care tips everyone should know

7 Smart Clothing Care Tips Everyone Should Know

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The word “laundry” strikes one of the deepest fears even in the strongest of hearts, especially if you’re constantly on-the-go. Life on-the-go might be hard on you, but it doesn’t have to be hard on your clothes. Fortunately for you, you don’t need a master’s degree to learn how to properly do your laundry. All…
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Wet Cleaning from a Dry Cleaner? You Bet.

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Most people have heard of dry cleaning, which is cleaning garments using a liquid solvent instead of water. Dry cleaning is typically used for garments that can’t be washed with water because it will damage them. Wet cleaning from a dry cleaner doesn’t use chemical solvents, but instead uses a water-based alternative and specialized equipment to avoid…
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