How does it feel when you go to pick up your laundry from the dry cleaner only to be told that the whole service costs $500? Today, I went to pick up my laundry at one of my favorite dry cleaners here in Singapore and I could not believe what I was to pay – A whooping $432. Even though the bill was too high, I still needed the services of a dry cleaner because some of my clothes demands dry cleaning. The day’s ordeal forced me to search for ways in which I can get the best from any dry cleaner without compromising the services that they would offer me. This is what I managed to come up with. Actually, these tips can be utilized by anyone who seeks to save money on dry cleaning services.
1.Ask for a deal even if no advertised discounts exists.
In the present day world, every stake holder in business is willing to negotiate for better terms. If you have been a regular customer to any dry cleaner, it is high time that you request for good deals with them. Tell them that you would love to make them your first choice. Definitely, they will not refuse to adjust their rates. Don’t be surprised to get slashed dry cleaning and tailoring rates by up to 20%
2.Not all clothes require dry cleaning
If you go for a professional and genuine dry cleaner, he/she will give you some helpful advice on dry cleaning. As a matter of fact, not all clothes require being dry cleaned. For instance, most cotton and solid color clothes can be washed at home successfully. Provided that you have the necessary guideline on how to carry out the washing, the rest will be easy.
3.Always keep your clothes clean and neat
The best way to reduce the dry cleaning costs is by keeping our clothes clean and neat for example:
You can apply fragrance and make up on the skin before dressing up
Stains should be cleaned immediately with the aid of stain-remover pens and warm water.
Keep the clothes hanging up or folded. Never keep them in plastic bags. Similarly, throwing them up in a pile will increase the dirt and it will cause wrinkles which may result in more charges at the dry cleaners shop. 4.Carry out some comparisons
With the current competitions among various companies, customers have a reason to smile since the prices have been forced to come down. Before choosing any particular dry cleaner, it is important to carry out a research on several service providers. Establish and scrutinize their charges if they are worth what they offer. This is the best way to identify the one that will offer the desired services at an affordable rate. Don’t forget that the internet has various sites that assists in carrying out the comparisons
The bottom line
Dry cleaning services are essential for normal execution of daily functions. Most of us cannot live without the services of a dry cleaner. This, however, does not mean that we should allow the dry cleaners to take advantage of our needs.