Before last week, all I knew about dry cleaning was that my dad used it for his suits when I was a kid. I remember going with him to pick up big plastic bags full of sport coats and dress slacks. As an adult, I never considered using this service because truthfully, I didn’t even know what it was. I knew that in movies people seemed to take their entire wardrobes to overpriced, metropolitan cleaners, but as a new professional in my 20s, it seemed far out of my league.
I first heard about the Mango Laundry Club from a friend, and as I checked out the website to learn more, I decided to click on “Services” to see what else they offered. “Dry Cleaning and Pressing” caught my eye, and before I knew it, I had read the entire section and began going through my weekly outfits in my head to see how many pieces I own that might benefit from a little extra TLC. With my discounted first month of the Laundry Club and the extra 10% off other services, I decided to throw in a few shirts and pants for my first foray into dry cleaning.
What I learned is that starch isn’t just a food and it does make your shirts look so much nicer. I also learned that having things pressed far outweighs the morning struggle to eliminate annoying wrinkles before work. What can I say, I thought dry cleaning was for old men, but I was wrong. I’m still not sure exactly how it works, but I do know that dry cleaning makes my work clothes look much better than I ever did with regular washing, so I plan to continue this new, adult experience. I’m still new to dry cleaning, but from what I can tell, it is worth it.