Hey there Sea Spray fans, June is off to a incredible start! It seems that once the weather turns for the better, the days go by faster and faster. Before you know it, the kids will be out of school and summer will reach its full potential. If you have kids who are graduating this year, we send our congratulations their way; they've worked hard for such an achievement! So much so, that they deserve a proper graduation, with fitting caps and gowns. If the cap and gown that your student received doesn't quite fit, whether it be too short or too long, run it over to us, and we'll fix it right up. In no time, you'll have it back, and your accomplished student will be ready to walk at their graduation with their class. For more information on our alteration service, be sure to check out the "Our Services" tab on our website or give us a call at (609) 597-7939.
One of the perks of living at the Jersey Shore is that the ocean is a stone's throw away. That being said, many people enjoy swimming during the summer, especially in the sea water. While swimming is a grand ol' time, you should make sure to care for your swimsuit, as improper care will exacerbate the wearing-out process.
Happy Friday, Sea Spray Dry Cleaning fans! For this week's edition of Fun Fact Friday, we thought we would up the scale, and bring you a fact that is literally out of this world. Did you know that there is no way for astronauts to wash their laundry in space? With no washing machine on board the space station, astronauts have to find other creative uses for their dirty laundry. For example, they will sometimes use their dirty underwear as a planter for experiments, partly because it serves as a convenient container, and partly because there's a good amount of bacteria on them which will feed the plant (they only change their underwear every 3-4 days up there). If there's no room for planters, they'll just jettison the clothes out of the space station and let them fall back down to Earth. The clothes will burn up in the atmosphere, freeing both the space station and the setting around it from cluttered laundry. Now, down on Earth, it doesn't tak ...
We hope your Memorial Day weekend was one to remember, Sea Spray fans! While you were out cooking and having a good time at the beach, our seasonal-vacation-friends have finally made their way down to the shore, staking claim to their homes for the summer. To those from North Jersey and from out-of-state who plan to join us for the summer, we say welcome! We hope that you enjoy the fun, the sun, and all the sea spray that our shore has to offer. Sea spray may be your main motivation for coming to the shore, but Sea Spray Dry Cleaning can prove to be an asset to your stay, by providing weekly linen rentals, wash and fold laundry service, dry cleaning, grocery shopping, and so much more. With free pick-up and delivery to Long Beach Island on a regular basis, you can have all of your home needs taken care of without ever having to leave the beach. To see all the great services we can offer you, check out the "Our Services" tab on our website, or give us ...
Friday is here, Sea Spray fans, and with it comes along another edition of Fun Fact Friday! This week, in honor of Memorial Day, we're taking things back to the Revolutionary War, where laundry played a pivotal part in victory. Being a small army with limited resources, General George Washington relied heavily on information given to him by spies, and set up sever rings throughout the colonies. One of the rings, the Culper Spy Ring, was one of the most successful rings he had. This Long Island-based ring would take notes on the ships entering New York, and report their findings to a Continental Officer. To set up meeting locations, Anna Strong used the laundry on her clothesline to correspond to meeting places or the types of ships entering. The color, position, and the type of garment all meant something different, which went totally unnoticed by the British. Now, how's that for some American ingenuity?
The sweet smell of barbecue and cookouts are right around the corner, as Memorial day Weekend is this weekend! While you are planning your menus and guest lists for your own celebration, are you sure you have everything you need? Do you need a spare tablecloth for your meal, or maybe even a few extra bed sheets for your guests staying over? Or maybe a few last minute things from the store, which you are too busy to run out and get yourself? Whatever you may need, know that Sea Spray Dry Cleaning is here to help! By taking advantage of our linen rental, grocery shopping, and even our traditional wash and fold service, you can make sure that you have everything you need for your big event this weekend. Thanks to our weekend hours, feel free to give us a call about anything even on Saturday afternoon, and we'll have it ready for you that day. The holidays can be hectic, but Sea Spray helps to make them manageable.
Memorial Day weekend is within sight, which equates to the unofficial start of summer for us Jersey Shore residents. Pretty soon, our Northern and Southern friends will be flocking to our Long Beach Island home in great numbers, and holeing up for the warm months. If you are renting out a home this summer, Sea Spray Dry Cleaning is here to help lighten the stress of renting, by providing linen rentals, weekly linen changing, and weekly full house cleanups. All three are essential for keeping your renters happy, and for ensuring that they return, so make sure you can trust who takes care of it for you. When you deal with Sea Spray, you deal with dedicated, homegrown people who take pride in their work, and who do the job right every time. To set up a weekly linen change or house cleaning schedule, or to arrange for linen rentals, give us a call today and we would be happy to assist!
Hey there Sea Spray fans, happy Fun Fact Friday! This week, we're getting historical again, going back to World War I. Did you know that the modern powdered laundry detergent that we use today originated in Germany during the First World War? When the Germans were entrenched in the war (both literally and figuratively), they were cut off from a supply of soap. German scientists began to experiment with synthetic cleaners in powder to counteract the soap shortage, and developed a powdered laundry cleaner. After the war, this powdered laundry detergent spread to the rest of the world, and became a household staple in the United States by the 1940's. At Sea Spray, we use similar powdered cleaners to get the toughest stains out of your clothes, even the ones that seem impossible to get out. To see us work our magic, give us a call, and see just how powerful powdered laundry detergent can be!
With the weather finally staying moderately warm, outdoor activities have become more comfortable, and prominent. Getting some sunlight every now and then is really good for you, but your area rug or entrance mat may not enjoy the dirt trampled upon it when you go back home. Dirty rugs and mats may be a turn-off for guests, but never fear, for we also offer area rug and entrance mat cleanings! Simply run it over to us (or call to have it picked-up free of charge) and in a few days we'll have it back to you dirt-free and looking just like new. Your rug will then be ready to take on whatever you bring in from the outside, while still looking fresh. If your family is heavily active in the outdoors, consider getting a SmartPEL treatment applied to your rug or entrance mat, as then stains will never stick to your favorite floor decor. For more information on SmartPEL applications and area rug cleanings, or to set up your cleaning, give us a call today!
After a day of clothes shopping, you return home, thinking along the way, "I don't need to wash these, do I? They look clean and smell great, so I think I'll be okay to wear them tomorrow without washing them." While this may seem like a good idea in your head, not washing new clothes before wearing them can actually put you at risk for a multitude of issues. One of the biggest reasons to wash clothes before wearing them is to cut down on the excess dye on the garment. Most clothes are made from synthetic fibers and then dyed with azo-aniline dyes, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. Even if you are not allergic, the extra dye can leave your skin irritated and inflamed for days to come. Not only that, but several microbes, such as fungus, bacteria, fecal matter, and even lice can be transferred to the clothing while it is still sitting in the store. By washing, you take these microbes right off, leaving your new clothes feel ...