This winter, Spokane has been wet, icy, wet, snowy, snow-covered, snow-ridden, slick, slushy and cooooolllldddd. We need all our resources to get by! From extra blankets to thick jackets and gloves, winter is full of fluffy coverings that just don’t fit in a traditional washing machine. Here’s a list of winter clothes & items best left to the professionals.
While comforters, big blankets and pillows stay fresh and clean a lot longer than bed sheets, they still need to be washed a few times a year. A good rule of thumb is to send them in for cleaning when the seasons change! But remember, if someone’s been sick, it’s a good idea to wash all their bedding.
Wool blankets are some of the warmest, most reliable blankets around. But you have to be careful not to treat and clean them with harsh chemicals! Just send them in for a good dry cleaning.
Did you know that you are actually supposed to wash your ski jacket and pants? And that, as dirt, grime and sweat build up in it season after season, it affects your winter clothing’s performance? Help your clothing help keep you warm by keeping it clean. While we can wash your gear at just the right temp, with a thorough tumble dry, you could also consider a hearty dry cleaning! So long as your jacket isn’t stuffed with down, dry cleaning will have it looking good as new.
Hats, gloves and scarves are all up in your face, all the time! It’s important to remember all the facial oil, sweat, even germs and mildew that build up in these winter articles. Make sure to wash them (or send them to us!) three to five times each winter. About once or twice a month!