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Celebrity Dry Cleaning

Posted by: Sarah Moeck

I find celebrity gossip hilarious. I am one of those people that in the supermarket while I am comparing vegetable prices can't help pick up those tabloids and magazines that you are sure are either:

a. half full of crap or

b. making something out of nothing

I love the making something out of nothing; it nostaligacally reminds me of high school. What I love most about these tabloids and magazines however, is how excited paparazzi get about celebritys doing every day, human, normal things.

I'm talking about the headlines that say-

Katie Holmes Kisses Her Daughter Surri!

Brad Pitt Grows a Beard!

Paris Hilton Walks Her Dog!

Jennifer Lopez Drops Off Her Dry Cleaning!

Hilarious. This week while I was looking for pictures to include in a few other posts, somehow by typing in the word "dry cleaning" into the search engine, it pulled up LOTS of celebrity pictures of them dropping off, and picking up their dry cleaning.

So for a little fun today I decided to include a few of my favorite photos. And now when you drop off your dry cleaning you can stand up a little taller and think- "I have something in common with someone famous! I have dry cleaning!" :)

Here we see Mandy Moore- just after picking up her cleaning:

Here we see Brittany Spears getting ready to drop off her dry cleaning. She's very excited.
Adam Brody doing the impossible- picking up dry cleaning!
Hillary Duff, like the average American- picks up her own dry cleaning. Who would imagine?
Natalie Portman picking up her dry cleaning- who knew she could be so... human?
 Kim Kardashian gets her own dry cleaning- and even holds the door open! My goodness!

I really do try to keep this blog for basic dry cleaning news and information, but sometimes what is basic dry cleaning news has something to do with our company :)


Recently, the owners of Dry Cleaning and Beyond met with some of the executives of the store Allyse's Bridal. Allyse's Bridal is actually a subsidiary of the company called . They have two stores in the Utah area- one in American Fork and one inside the University Mall in Orem. 


During the meeting, both companies came to the conclusion that every dress that sees that has been bought/ altered/ or has had something to do with Allyse's Bridal, will receive of any cleaning, alterations, or preservation's that are done. 


 So- ladies- if you have recently bought a dress with and need anything done- cleaning, steaming, alterations, preservation, etc.- come on into Dry Cleaning and Beyond! We would love to help you out.

 And if you are looking for a wedding dress, or even a prom dress, make sure you stop in and check out Allyse's selection! They have some very beautiful gowns.

Santas Dry Cleaning

Posted by: Sarah Moeck

The best part about working for a dry cleaners, I think, is getting to see everyones clothes. It's different than working in a retail store, which I have also done, where you just see the same clothes over and over. At a dry cleaners you see everyones different styles, the things they are picky about, even how they wear their clothes.

My favorite time to be working for the dry cleaning buisness is during the holiday season, starting with October. Before and after Halloween everyone brings in their costumes, and as it heads into November the Santa Claus, elf, and Mrs. Claus outfits start flowing in. I have seen some very fancy velvet suits, and even a "fat padding" vest.

We had a man once who had dropped off such a suit, and one afternoon he called to see if it was done being cleaned. I told him yes, and since he said he was going to be coming right in to get it, I hung it behind the desk to have it ready.

Before he came into the store however, a woman with her young son came in to pick up some buisness suits. While we were taking payment, the little boy was looking around the store: the clothes, the pictures, the candy on the counter. That's when he spied the santa suit hanging just behind me.

His eyes popped open wide, as well as his mouth. He tapped his mother on the arm. "Mom, look! Santa Claus gets his dry cleaning done here!"

I was happy to be able to show him that we did Super Womans dry cleaning as well. He was very excited to be able to see her suit for himself.

This story was done on our free suit cleaning program. We were so excited about the coverage we decided to post it on our own blog but you can find the original story here: Dry Cleaning

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

Dry cleaner offers FREE help to job hunters

February 20th, 2009 @ 10:06pm
By Jed Boal

Most of the economic news these days is dismal, but many Utahns are looking for creative ways they can step up. One Utah County business is determined to help job hunters land a new job.

A crisp, clean look just might mean the difference between a new job and no job, but a dry cleaning bill may seem out of reach if you're out of work.

It's Allen Hakes, owner of Dry Cleaning and Beyond in Utah County, to the rescue! He said, "We feel the pains of our customers. People may be losing jobs with the way the economy is going, looking for new jobs."

When you land the interview, Hakes wants you to look your best on that first impression. He knows he can help you suit up.


"If they're struggling and can't get their suit cleaned, let us clean it for free, make you look good for your interview. Get the next job and come back and see us, give us a chance to do more for you," he said.

The interview process can be nerve-wracking enough as it is. This dry cleaner wants to take one more piece of worry out of the process.

Hakes' staff cleans up to 35,000 suits, shirts, skirts and dresses each month. He operates three locations in Utah County, and next Wednesday will start pick-up service as far away as Delta. He's tired of bad economic news and wants to be part of a solution.

Hakes runs his business with his family and loyal employees, and he wants to extend a hand to customers who make his business go. As he said, "It may be a little thing, but we are trying to do something."

E-mail: jboal@ksl.com