Few things are more frustrating than trying to press wrinkles out of clothes that sat in a tumbler for a half hour, or pressing an entire cotton dress only to realize it has a stain and must be returned to the stain removal technician. Fortunately, these situations can be avoided with a little careful planning.
Here are some tips for keeping the work flow running smoothly after the clothes have been cleaned.
- When the drycleaning machine stops, hang the clothes immediately to prevent hard wrinkles.
- Make sure all pockets are tucked in and are flat.
- Thoroughly inspect each piece for stains and minor repairs, such as missing buttons, missing shoulder pads, or loose hemlines.
- After hanging all garments, sort them so they can be allocated and sent to the appropriate work station.
- Keep a supply of hangers close to the drycleaning machine for hanging items.
As minor as they may seem, all of these things can make the day go smoother for everyone involved. DLI's School of Drycleaning Technology courses offer plenty more tips and best practices for minimizing stress and maximizing profit. Learn more at www.DLIonline.org/education