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New Year, New Changes

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and Happy New Year. 2017 may have been THE year for some but not for others. Whatever kind of year 2017 was for you, we hope that 2018 will be a stellar one for everyone! ♥ Did you already know that our services are professional, fast and great quality? That’s what our loyal customers say. All our dry cleaning is done on site and the usual turnaround time is 2-3 days. We also offer same-day services Monday through Saturday. But scroll below to see what’s to come in 2018! Here are some fantastic changes and additions that we are making here at the store for our customers in 2018 : Delivery Customers: “Tailor to your Door” – Our delivery drivers can measure you for all your alteration needs on our pick up and delivery route. Just email or text us ahead of time to schedule an appointment for your delivery day! New Website Coming Soon!: That’s right! We will have a new website coming soon. Stay tuned! Customer Appreciation Saturdays: Need a quick snack and morning coffee as you head off for an early weekend day? We want to help you start off your early Saturdays. We will announce ahead of time those special days for you, our special customers. Text Services: We can set up your account to receive text alerts when your orders are ready. You can also text us on our Cell with any questions after hours as well: 650-342-2987. =) 20 Minute Curbside Parking: Yes!!! It’s here folks, just for you! There’s adequate space for 2 cars to park in...

Community of Families, Community of Love

As Valentine’s Day approaches this year, I was reflecting about the different types of love that we share with others and especially of our customers who loyally support us. Through the years (9 and counting), we have seen children grow, dating couples marry, children born, as well as the heartbreaks of death and divorce and we feel so fortunate to be part of all these important milestones in the lives of our loyal customers. It is truly a special privilege to be part of someone’s life – to be able to share the laughter, joys, sadness and struggles with someone… I feel our customers are an extended part of our core family. Many of my customers have become friends too that I have lunches and coffee with.  When they move out of the area or state, we often continue to stay in contact. Connecting with others on an interpersonal level above and beyond just a professional one is an amazing gift and brings me deep joy. A heartfelt THANK YOU and WE LOVE YOU to all our loyal customers for all your LOVE and SUPPORT. You are the true connecting fibers of this business and we are always so grateful....
FTC Care Label Roundtable Discussion on March 28, 2014

FTC Care Label Roundtable Discussion on March 28, 2014

We were at the FTC Care Label Roundtable discussions on Friday, March 28, 2014. This time, there was no government shut-down! I was seated at the first panel, as the Secretary of the Professional Wet Cleaners Associations,  and my senior colleague and President, Mr. Gus Chang, sat on the third panel. It was an honor and privilege to be able to speak at the Federal level about our process and how successful it is. Many are still unaware of Professional Wet Cleaning and fear it and talk negatively about it even without having done it. 80+ locations throughout CA alone, processing a combined total of over 250,000 pieces DAILY is proof positive no? 😉 Here are some links to the FTC website as well. You can check their website often for updates.   http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2014/03/care-labeling-rule-ftc-roundtable http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/02/ftc-host-roundtable-proposed-changes-its-care-labeling-rule    ...

Tailoring at its best

Here is a Theory silk women’s sleeveless shirt. It was torn up from wear and tear. We had our fine tailors repair it and here are the amazing before and after pictures….     Like new!...

Professional Wet Cleaning Video Interview: Thousand Oaks, CA

Many people may not know this but Press On Cleaners is a Demo site for Professional Wet Cleaning in Northern California which is coordinated by UCLA’s Sustainable Technology and Policy Program. When we or our colleagues host a workshop, it allows other dry cleaners to come and see our system and to also bring their garments to see for themselves firsthand how effective wet cleaning is. In August, we visited one of our fellow Wet Cleaners in Thousand Oaks, California. James and I were interviewed for the video so you’ll see us in it too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2z_ySLcMHk&feature=youtu.be   Here’s a link to their website: http://stpp.ucla.edu/node/367  ...
MAC Event 2013

MAC Event 2013

      We are very honored and proud to have finished another successful event cleaning MAC’s special event performance garments this past weekend at the Hillsdale Shopping Center from October 24~ October 27th. This year’s theme was “Divine Night” and all the dancers looked fabulous! Their dancing and singing was pulsating and upbeat enough to make every passer-byer stop to watch. Last year’s performance was fun too with a ’50s/60s theme of poodle skirt type dresses and bouffant hairdos. This year, the men wore gold leather jackets and black pants while the women wore black and beige chiffon dresses. The lead singer wore a black dress with gold beading. Here are a few pictures I thought we could share. We can’t wait to see next year’s theme!...

2013 Baby Expo Hillsdale

We hosted a booth for the first time at this year’s Baby Expo at the Hillsdale Shopping Center on Sunday, October 6th. Since we are still the only 100% dedicated and Green Business Certified Dry Cleaner in San Mateo City and County, we thought expectant Mommies would be interested to know that it is possible to have their garments cleaned in a truly non-toxic dry cleaner....
FTC Care Label Hearing Trip to Washington, D.C.

FTC Care Label Hearing Trip to Washington, D.C.

I was very honored and excited to be chosen as a panelist, being the Secretary of the Professional Wetcleaners Associations (PWA), at one of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Roundtable Hearings scheduled for October 1st regarding the Care Label Rule. James, my colleagues from CA, and I were all ready and sitting in our hotel on the eve of Sunday, September 30th, anxiously watching the TV as the countdown to a possible government shutdown seemed inevitable. Alas, at midnight, CNN and other news stations across the country announced that it was so. Despite the postponement of the hearing, we decided to still stop by the FTC building. We took some pictures and then headed out to a brief bus tour of DC. Many federal offices and departments were closed so we were only able to take pictures from a distance at many monumental places. Nonetheless, it was a very memorable and special trip. I cannot wait to see when the re-scheduling will be. It looks like we will be heading to DC again…      ...
We Are the Best Wedding Gown Cleaners in Town

We Are the Best Wedding Gown Cleaners in Town

Wedding Gowns are our Specialty Wedding Gown Cleaning Wedding and Bridal Gown Alterations Wedding Gown Pressing You spent a great deal of time and thought selecting your wedding dress and you want to hold onto your beautiful gown for sentimental reasons or for the next generation. Either way, your wedding gown is a treasured keepsake that if properly cleaned and preserved, can last for years to come. Often, after a wedding,  the bridal gown is left in a plastic garment bag with good intentions of cleaning and preservation someday. That often turns into weeks, and then years. This procrastination poses some serious risks to the gown such as oxidation of stains, seen and unseen. Your dress may have noticeable stains from food or make-up, or the hemline may be soiled. Your dress may look clean to you, but do not be fooled, spills from alcoholic beverages or clear soda may dry clear, but oxidize with time, turn brown and become more difficult to remove later. Body perspiration may also cause the dress lining to turn brittle over time. Your dress needs to be cleaned in order to keep it in the best condition possible. Cleaning and preserving your bridal gown as soon as possible ensures that your gown remains in the best condition possible. Ideally, your dress should be cleaned and preserved within days of your...