Having a torrid affair with your draperies?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Blog, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications, Fabric Care Tips, Featured

Having a torrid affair with your draperies?

DLI’s Consumer News You Can Use  Vol. 50 Caring for Curtains & Drapes Despite the availability of hundreds of labor saving devices and packaged products that claim to virtually eliminate housework, until a “magic solution” is found, curtains will still have to be cleaned the old-fashioned way. Window treatments are an investment in time, money, and creativity, so protect your investment by purchasing the right kind of draperies for your needs and...

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Mundelein Award Program

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Blog

Mundelein Award Program

  Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Royal Majestic Dry Cleaners & Laundry Receives 2016 Best of Mundelein Award Mundelein Award Program Honors the Achievement MUNDELEIN October 21, 2016 — Royal Majestic Dry Cleaners & Laundry has been selected for the 2016 Best of Mundelein Award in the Dry Cleaners category by the Mundelein Award Program. Each year, the Mundelein Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing...

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The Wonderful World of Sweaters

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips, Portfolio

The Wonderful World of Sweaters

  The Wonderful World of Sweaters As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative trims. Trims such as suede, leather, snakeskin, fur, sequins, and beads add to a sweater’s special...

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The Long and the Short of Shirts

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips

The Long and the Short of Shirts

The Long and the Short of Shirts Dress shirts are the most essential part of any man’s wardrobe and are probably the most underappreciated articles of clothing. Shirts are taken for granted because we expect them to look great all the time. Although they are relatively easy for a professional cleaner to clean and press, a shirt can suffer problems, including ring around the collar, color loss, and fabric abrasion  leading to tears, punctures, and holes. Industry...

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Caring for Your Wedding Gown

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips, Wedding Gown

Caring for Your Wedding Gown

Caring for Your Wedding Gown May and June are the traditional wedding months, particularly in the United States. A wedding gown is much than just a dress, it is a treasure, a symbol of an important event in your life. Whether you are borrowing it from a relative or buying it new, your gown deserves your attention, both before and after the wedding. Choosing a Gown If you are buying a new dress, wedding consultants recommend shopping at least six months before the big day....

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Get ready for the new season!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Fabric Care Tips, General Care Tips

Get ready for the new season!

Get Ready! Getting ready for another year of school, or as a business person, or work-at-home entrepreneur, the fall and winter almost always calls for at least one shopping trip. The most important thing for students and adults alike is to be comfortable in what they’re wearing. That allows the mind to focus on learning and conducting ourselves out in the world comfortably rather than being burdened by self-consciousness. Summer Storage Getting your summer wardrobe...

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Considering a rental uniform and textile contract over processing your own goods?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Blog, Rental Uniforms, White Paper Reports

Considering a rental uniform and textile contract over processing your own goods?

How to avoid costly and deceptive financial pitfalls! Here are some common differences between “Customer Owned Goods” and Clean Towel or Uniform Rental Business Models from a cost perspective. Most companies today are fighting to maintain or improve their bottom lines profitably, which is the key factor determining success for many small service businesses. The pressures to reduce costs and boost margins vary from mild to acute or even severe, depending upon the nature of...

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Are Americans Doing Laundry All Wrong?

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Blog, DLI Publications

Are Americans Doing Laundry All Wrong?

A trip to Manila made me wonder about the history of washing and drying in America, and whether the automated models are doing more harm than good. CityLab – The Atlantic CARL TASHIAN     @tashian Mar 31, 2016   In October 2015, I was in the Philippines, on a bus heading up the North Luzon Expressway out of Manila and into the mountains. I had traveled from San Francisco to visit my friend Imman, and we were escaping the relentless heat. Out the window, tropical...

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Open the windows and let the sun shine in! But be careful . . .

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Blog, DLI Publications, Fabric Care Tips

Open the windows and let the sun shine in! But be careful . . .

Open the windows and let the sun shine in! But be careful where those rays go because they could fade some parts of your home environment. Sometimes we forget about household items that blend into our homes so much they become a part of the scenery. These items collect dust and dirt and can become damaged, faded or discolored in their inactivity. Since we see them everyday, gradual changes come about without our noticing. Guest room items are often overlooked, as many...

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Mundelein’s “Featured Business”!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Blog

Mundelein’s “Featured Business”!

Featured Business Royal Majestic Dry Cleaning November 4, 2015 http://www.mundelein.org/post/featured-business Royal Majestic Cleaners & Laundry, a family-owned business for over 40 years, is committed to excellent dry cleaning service as well as using green methods well beyond those required by law. A large part of Royal Majestic’s mission is “to be responsible corporate citizens,” according to the company’s President, Tim Wolf-Lewis. When asked why, Mr. Wolf-Lewis...

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Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage

Aahhh, middle of summertime!  Time for family fun, vacations, holiday festivities, and the ever looming “back to school blues”. It is also time to remember to clean those winter items (particularly sweaters; but also coats and jackets) that often get put away soiled.   In the fall, we take them out to discover they have spots, stains, worn linings or torn pockets, and holes that we overlooked in our rush to enjoy the warmer weather. Sugar stains are the most dangerous,...

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Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

It’s a whole lot easier to get rid of unwanted guests before they become permanent residents. Mysterious stains sometimes appear on clothes after a period of time in storage. Faint stains may also appear worse or stains “invisible” to the naked eye may show up only after the garment is cleaned. Making sure clothing is properly cleaned before storage is the best defense against these problems. This is true for all garments including wedding gowns. Club soda...

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Balancing work and life . . .

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog, Featured

Balancing work and life . . .

Work/Life balance isn’t a realistic concept for most of us. Give yourself a Valentine’s Day Gift that will last forever. Love yourself as much as others in your life. Here’s how to achieve the more realistic goal of work/life juggling. February 14, 2015 There’s a lot of advice out there on work-life balance. But the truth is, most people aren’t interested in advice on how to balance their work life with their personal life. Instead, they want to know...

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Drycleaning Myth Busters!!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog, Common Garment Problems, Customer Bulletins and Education, DLI Publications

Drycleaning Myth Busters!!

Clearing up some Misconceptions about Dry Cleaning May Improve Customer Service Perceptions There are many reasons why a dry cleaner should focus on improving their customer service. Of course good customer service is important for retention and for gaining new business, but excelling at customer service can also help these professionals prevent and reduce their dry cleaner risks. This may be a beneficial time to look at how clearing up some common misconceptions can help...

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Keeping velvets fit for royalty!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Blog, DLI Publications

Keeping velvets fit for royalty!

Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes. What is velvet? Velvet has long been known as the fabric of royalty. At one time, blue velvet was reserved solely for use by the French king, his family, and favored subjects....

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