Your preferred dry cleaner?

dry cleaned shirts on rackWill emails:

As the legislative session is cranking up again, I was wondering if you guys have ever done something similar to your grocery shopping comparison to dry cleaning? With all of us here at the capitol mostly only in suits and tie for 6 months of the year, could be something very helpful.

We did something kind of like that a long, long time ago (and it's now very much out of date). But we hear from Will that he's most interested in price (which that thing didn't address). That's something we might be able to explore, but it will take a little while. So, in the meantime:

Which dry cleaner is is your favorite? Why?

Your suggestions could not only help out Will (and everyone else), but we might also be able to feed the suggestions into a price comparison.

So, got a suggestion? Please share!

Comments

Pressed4Time! You can call Kelly (518)330-0919

They pick up at our office on Tuesday, drop it back off on Friday. (Most things, some things like hemming, shoe repair, and big items might take longer)

They work with a cobbler to repair shoes and have many quite reasonably priced services.

Check out Hartz Family Dry Cleaning on Union Street in Schenectady.

I've only used Hartz Dry Cleaning once but was so impressed with their service that I'll most certainly be a repeat customer. (actually heading there after work today to drop a few things off) Among the four other local places that I called, Hartz had the lowest prices for dry cleaning women's pants. I brought in four pair and one of them needed a hem fixed - they did this at no extra charge!

The service takes a little longer than some of the other places I've tried but it's worth it for the lower price and to support local family-owned businesses. Both of the people I interacted with were extremely friendly and were quick to get me in and out when I came to pick up my clothes. I've heard they deliver but didn't utilize that service.

Sylvestri on Fuller Road. He's the best at spot removal.

We use Best Cleaners. They pick up and drop off at our home on Mondays and Thursdays, plus you can buy a frequent cleaning discount ($50/year) that gives you 10% off each item. It takes us less than three months to have that pay for itself. Plus all the people I've encountered so far seem very nice.

Tailorama at 180 Clinton Ave in Albany (with the neon smile sign). Great neighborhood business run by wonderful folks. 463-1547

hmmm if you can make up the $50 from bestcleaners in three months that means you spend $500 in three months for drycleaning?

I didnt have that amount to dryclean - and after spending $22 to have a dress drycleaned (and I didnt spend that for the dress) I had to start thinking about buying clothes that needed drycleaning. BEST is very expensive!

the employees are wonderful there but like the question asked - i'm looking for a new drycleaner too

I use Organic Cleaners, 449 N Greenbush Rd, Rensselaer (Rt 4). The prices are reasonable considering it is organic, and I feel good about going there. I'm never had an issue with their service or work - I just wish their hours were better.

I second the Silverstri recommendation. The second location in Colonie makes things convenient, but the early in early out option works best on Fuller. Not inexpensive but worth it.

This is great! Thank you AOA. I am so tired of being bled dry by best cleaners while they do a terrible job! Going to try pressed4time since I need pick up and delivery service. Thanks again!

I second Tailorama on Clinton Ave, Albany. Great prices, friendly and efficient service

Jessica R - I've wondered about Organic Cleaners. Are they actually organic or is it just an appropriation of the word for better business draw? Thanks!

I know Best is expensive, but all of our choices in Saratoga seem to be expensive: Cudney's, Feigenbaums, Best...

And yes, two professionals in senior positions at significant companies in the Capital District tend to generate a lot of dry-cleaning. I wish it weren't so, but we just don't have the time to do our own ironing.

See AOA does reach a broad audience!

After paying $25 per suit at Best Cleaners too many times, I called around and have happily been paying $10 per suit to Handy Dandy cleaners on Delaware Ave. It is a family owned business, everyone is really nice, and they do a great job!

I send my dry cleaning back to Long Island. The prices in the Capital region are twice the price as downstate. For instance a dress is approx. $17 here and about $8 on Long Island. It is quite ridiculous up here for dry cleaning!

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