One of the first things I find necessary to do whenever I move is to make sure I am able to locate a good dry cleaner. Finding a good dry cleaners for my actor wife is imperative; she has the items which require special cleaning. I too have a number of button-up shirts that I need to have pressed if I’m going to wear them out anywhere. Moreover I feel it is important to know who you can go to in the area for rush service, special orders, tailoring, alterations, and the like. So it was with some suspicion and hope today I happened upon Celebrity Cleaners & Laundry in Sherman Oaks California. Celebrity Cleaners & Laundry is a European-style eco-friendly cleaner and they are located right on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Beverly Glen in this wonderful plaza. This is very near my house and I walk through this plaza nearly every day. I happened into their shop with this button up shirt to give them the test.
I’ve had problems with dry cleaners in the past when they try to give you services you don’t need. For example, there was a cleaners in Manhattan who always insisted that I get starch even though every time I went in I said no. there are also the dry cleaners who try to force a full dry cleaning when you could get the piece laundered and pressed; it’s a dirty business, but I figured that I would go inside and see if Celebrity Cleaners & Laundry would rise above the rest or if they were just the same.
When you first walk and he Celebrity Cleaners & Laundry, you definitely are passing into a defined space. The noticeable temperature change from outside to inside is evident; there is an invisible window of air conditioning which sits in their open doorway, but actually the inside of the cleaners was hotter than the Southern California summer outside. This is a good thing as anyone who’s been in a dry cleaners knows; when there’s no product in the shop and its cold that means that they aren’t doing any business. The fact that the place was toasty means that either their turnover is so high that they don’t turn their machines off or that they care about my clothes. Whatever the story is the verdict in this case was great.
I walked in and asked the girl behind the counter how much a “cleaning” was. She told me that dry cleaning was 4.99. Then she took my shirt, looked at it, looked at me, and suggested that I could just have the shirt laundered and it would only be $1.99.
Needless to say, Celebrity Cleaners & Laundry will be my new dry cleaners. They also offer a multitude of other services; alterations, same day service, household items, fluff and fold, laundry, wedding gowns and they even clean leather, suede, and “fancy’s.”
Go into your cleaners and realize your superstar potential at Celebrity Cleaners & Laundry in Sherman Oaks!