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January Newsletter

Best wishes to you and yours for the New Year!

We’re starting off 2017, with a great link for scarf tying tips.

Remember, a scarf is not just a great way for the folks up north to keep the chill away, it is also a wonderful fashion accessory if you tie it creatively.  Luckily, we found a great website to help you do just that.  If you have a moment, we hope you’ll scroll down and connect to a site that will show you how to easily make the most of your scarf.  As always, if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us.

Warm regards,

Bake & Patricia Shaffer

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September Newsletter


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As Labor Day approaches, and we all prepare to leave summer fun behind, we wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday weekend.

 

If you’re planning on using the extra day to  clean out your closets and ready them for fall, this week’s tip on closet care should be interesting for you.

 


Hope we see you soon.


Take care,

Patricia and Bake Schaffer

In Celebration of 
Labor Day

We Will Be
Closed on 
Monday,
September 5
th

Delivery Schedule

 

Standard
Monday/Thursday
Holiday

Tuesday/Thursday

 

Standard
Tuesday/Friday
Holiday
Wednesday/Friday


 


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Closet Organization

 

1.  Give ‘Em Air.  Don’t cram your clothes into your closet.  Leave space between garments for easy air circulation.


2. Color Code Your Closets:  Your friends may tease you about it, but it really is a good idea.


It’s a fact.  When light color garments are stored near dark garments, the sublimation of dyes can occur. This is when nitrogen gas in the environment causes dark dyes to vaporize and redeposit on light garments, creating stains.

So stand up to the jeers of friends and family, knowing the practice of color coding the clothes in your closets helps to ward against the silent staining of your light colored garments.

 



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Could Mean Girls Really Be the Reason for the “Don’t Wear White” Until Memorial Day Rule?

 

If you search the internet looking for the genesis of the ‘white after Memorial Day’ rule, you’ll find some sources say it can be traced back to post Civil War.  Other researchers claim it was post World War I and pre World War II.

In both cases however, they blame the underlying cause on women in the upper echelons of society preserving their social prominence by creating fashion rules that were only known by their precious few. It was their way of identifying the nouveau riche, who would invariably violate the secret rule and when that happened, they would then be shunned.

Today, we all know the white after Memorial Day and before Labor Day rule. We also know it can be ‘bent’…

Having said that, there are two white rules that we believe to be true:
(1) only wear white to wedding if you are the bride and
(2) always trust us to keep your white garments clean and sparkling bright.

 

 

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We Will Be CLOSED on
Monday, May 30
th
in honor of  Memorial Day


 

Memorial Day has come to signal the unofficial start of summer, a three day long holiday weekend, the perfect occasion for a barbecue and the day after which it is acceptable to wear stark white.

But before any of that, May 30th was a day designated  as a remembrance of our fallen soldiers,  commemorated by decorating their graves – (the day’s original name was in fact Decoration Day). For more on the history of the day – go here.

It is an important remembrance, and while we all welcome the commensurate three day break, the underlying reason for commemorating this day is important. We remember why.  We honor those who served and gave their lives for our country.  We thank them and their families. And at 3 PM on May 30th, we’ll also share the 30 seconds of our National Moment of Remembrance with you and all other Americans.

We hope you have a happy and safe Memorial Day, and that we see you soon.

 

Take care,

Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Dry Cleaning Team

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“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the
eyes of a mighty nation!?”

~ Thomas William Parsons

 

February 19th Newsletter

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Check out the Vogue video link above, and the photo gallery below.

 

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It’s that time of year when we cast our attention northward to NYC and what is being shown on the runways for Fashion Week.

Understandably, we love fashion, but for us Fashion Week presents us with a unique opportunity to prepare ourselves and our staff to perfectly process the clothes you’ll be bringing us next Fall.

We’ve shared a great Vogue link to videos of some great runway shows, as well as a link to a gallery of photo highlights.  We hope you have a few moments to connect and enjoy them.

Hope all is well in your world. 

Take care,

Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Cleaning Team

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Thought for the Week

“Every day is a fashion show, and the world is your runway”

Coco Chanel

February Newsletter

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Leather, Suede and Silk Warning: Beware Adhesive Backed Name Tags


Name tags are a wonderful thing when attending a conference or meeting.  The most popular, least expensive and easiest to distribute type of tag is the adhesive backed one.

The down side to these tags is that they leave a residue of ‘gummy’ adhesive behind when you remove it.

This residue is a particular hazard to leather and suede garments, and to a slightly lesser extent silk.

We cannot urge you strongly enough to never stick one of these badges to your clothes.  Always bring a clip or neck string and use them to wear your name with pride.  NEVER use a pin on leather, suede or lightweight silk.

BTW – if you use a pin or clip, networkers say you should wear your badge on your upper right shoulder.  It makes it easier to read when you reach out to shake someone’s hand.

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2016 is a leap year, which means it has 366 days, and the ‘make up’ day happens this month

Why do we have a leap year?  Well according to Dictionary.com it is because 365 days is six hours shorter than a solar year, so we add a day once every four years to adjust for it.

Is Leap Day also known as Sadie Hawkins Day?  Well, if you Google Time , the answer is yes.  If you go to Wikipedia, the answer is no.  Check out both articles and decide for yourself!

Either way, enjoy.

Hope all is well in your world.

Take care,

Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Cleaning Team

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Thought for the Week

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.

Martin Luther King

January Newsletter

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For Men & Women:
Function, Form & Flair Found in Scarves

Function – Scarves do a great job of protecting your neck in warmer climes because they excel at protecting it from the beating sun.   They also act as barrier between your sweater or jacket and soiling that can occur from make up, moisturizers, perspiration, body oils… well, you get the idea.

Form – You can take your scarf beyond the realm of function and into a fashion statement just by how you knot it.  We’ve found a couple of great links – for men  and for women.  Both also feature links to videos. Take a moment to check them out.

Flair – As a fashion accessory, scarves can give a splash of color or interest to an otherwise commonplace outfit. For men, a colored cashmere scarf can brighten up the look of a sedate dark overcoat or sweater, and for those in the vanguard of fashion, a light weight scarf can even serve in lieu of a necktie.  For women, an interesting knot or an eye-catching pattern can make you feel like a million dollars by turning an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary one.

Best of all, scarves are timeless, and not as subject to the whims and vagaries of fashion trends. So treat your scarves well…it’s one item in your wardrobe that truly will never go out of style.



The new year is here, and that means it’s a good time for some of us to think about stepping outside our fashion comfort zones with regard to scarves.

Scarves have the potential to be so much more than a cold weather accessory… for both men and women. So, if you are in the mood to explore the possibilities, scroll down for our thoughts about this. You’ll also find a couple of great links to help you find the right scarf look for yourself, and the step by step instructions on how to do it.

We wish you all the best in 2016, and look forward to seeing you soon.


Take care,

Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Cleaning Team


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Thought for the Week

 

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.”


~Samuel Smiles

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Holiday Newsletter

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We came across this list of holiday gift suggestions from Oren Arnold, and wanted to share it with you:


“To your enemy…forgiveness.
To an opponent… tolerance.  
To a friend… your heart.  
To a customer… service.  
To all… charity.  
To every child… a good example.  
To yourself… respect.”


Have a wonderful holiday season, and remember, we’re here for you if you need us.

We hope you have a moment to open our holiday e-card and play with the puzzle.

Take care.

 

Sincerely,

Patricia and Bake Shaffer

 



Spots and Stains


It’s holiday party time, and let’s face it, juggling a drink and buffet plate is no easy feat. Add to that the jostling and maneuvering inherent at any party, and the chances of a spill or stain increase dramatically.

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: what do you do when your favorite outfit gets a wine, soda or dipping sauce stain? As little as possible.

Water, club soda and even ‘miracle’ stain removal products will generally do more harm than good.  They will disturb sizings, cause rings and in some cases pull the color in dyes.  Rubbing a stain creates friction which will abrade the fibers and cause irreparable harm.  The fact is we can probably remove the stain safely, but there’s little we can do about dye disturbance, rings and fiber damage from abrasion.

So, what should you do? Gently remove excess and blot (from top and bottom) with a clean, white cloth.  Never rub. 


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Holiday Hours



Thursday December 24:  

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday December 25:  

Closed







Thursday December 31: 

7:30 am – 6:30 pm



Closed 
on Friday January 1, 2016

 


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“It is what is in your heart, that
puts the holiday spirit in the air.”
 

 

~ W.T. Ellis 


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November Newsletter


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With Thanksgiving soon upon us, we wanted to share our best wishes with you for a happy holiday.

We will be CLOSED on November 26th, so that our team can share this special day with their family and friends.

For your use and entertainment, you’ll find a link to our How to Set the Table PDF and for a video from Bon Appetit Magazine about some Thanksgiving rules in this email.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday and that you take a moment to enjoy our e-card.


Hope to see you soon.

 

Take care,

Patricia and Bake Shaffer


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Bon Appétit’s Editor Shares His Thanksgiving Rules

Adam Rapoport shares his thoughts about everything from what to bring to dinner to what you need to make the best left over turkey sandwich.  He even shares his thoughts about what to wear – “My dad always said your mother worked hard on this, show some respect – dress up.”  Check out the link for the video.

 

We’d also like to share a Thanksgiving rule from our house – those who do not share in the preparation must participate in the clean up! 

 

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please ask us.

 


 
Holiday Store Hours


Thursday November 26:  


CLOSED


Friday November 27:  


8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Saturday November 28: 


8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Closed on Sunday


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“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless set aside a day of thanksgiving.”H. U. Westermayer

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October Newsletter


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It’s autumn and that means we’re approaching what we affectionately call sweater weather!

If you’ve ever wondered why we return your beautifully cleaned and depilled sweaters draped over the tube on a hanger, rather than hanging on the hanger like a blouse or jacket, here’s why:


Knits become distorted when hung from a hanger.  The weight causes them to stretch.  The hanger will mar the shoulders.


Proper storage of your knitwear, including sweaters, is to fold with tissue and lay them flat.  If drawer or shelf storage is in short supply at your house, then drape your knits over the hanger bar like we do.


As always, if you have any questions about the proper care of any garment or household item, please feel free to ask us.

 

Take care and see you soon,

Hoping all is well in your world.

 

Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Cleaning Team



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Thought for the Week

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”
Edith Head

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Fall Store Hours


7:30 am -6:30 pm
Monday
 – Friday


8:00 am – 3 pm
Saturday


Closed 
on Sunday


Now open at La Encantada!

Wednesday and Saturday 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Right next to Crate & Barrel






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September Newsletter

Happy Labor Day… our holiday schedule is…


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Labor Day, the holiday that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, is also our emotional last hurrah of summer.

If you plan on using the upcoming three day weekend to do a bit of house cleaning and wardrobe care, scroll down for a few tips you might find helpful.  If you plan on taking advantage of the profusion of Labor Day retail sales, be sure to avoid buying clothes that bear a SPOT CLEAN ONLY label.

We hope everything is well with you and that we see you soon.

Take care,

Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Dry Cleaning Team

 


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Getting Your Home Ready For Autumn

 

According to Martha Stewart, Real Simple and other DIY pundits, now is a good time to banish summer dust buildup. Below are a few tips for you to use if cleaning and organizing is on your Labor Day weekend list of things to do.


1. Use your vacuum’s long brush attachment on ceilings, walls, baseboards, and woodwork.

2. Removing dust from furniture will keep it looking its best. Use an upholstery attachment. Protect delicate upholstery by vacuuming through a screen to prevent the fabric from being sucked into the nozzle.

3. Switching summer’s lightweight curtains for heavier drapes keeps out drafts and sets an elegant tone more appropriate for fall.

4. Launder or dry clean all
bedding: mattress pads, pillows, duvets, blankets, comforters, especially those
you plan on putting away until next summer.
5. Plan to remove winter clothes from storage. Begin packing up summer clothes and linens, checking first for items in need of repair, and replace them with cool-season items.  Never store anything unless you have first dry cleaned or laundered it.
6. Arrange to have your carpets professionally cleaned, and in the case of area rugs, post cleaning is a good time to rotate them to even out wear.
7. Test batteries in smoke detectors twice per year; Labor Day weekend is an excellent reminder to do this task.
For more from Martha Stewart on Fall Homekeeping go here.

 


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We Will Be CLOSED

Monday, September 7th


in Honor of 

Labor Day


Labor Day Week 
Route schedule

 


Monday/Thursday 
pick up delivery moves to Tuesday/
Thursday

 

Tuesday/
Friday pick up delivery moves to 
Wednesday
/Friday

 

Please contact us at

valet@shafferdrycleaning.com 
or
520-318-2538 to schedule a pick up or with any questions – thank you!


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Thought for the Week


You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” 


~ Oscar Wilde

 


Fall Store Hours



7:30am -6:30pm
Monday – 
Friday

 


8:00am – 3pm
Saturday


Closed 
on Sunday


 


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