Separation Anxiety – when it comes to dry-cleaning, it’s a good thing

When you want to look your best for a meeting, an interview or even a wedding, you put on your best clothes in order to look and feel absolutely fantastic. There are certain materials that cannot be hand washed or machine washed, hence people turn to their trusted dry cleaners in order to ensure that the clothes they wear on their important day are in their best form.

However, most people just look for dry cleaners that guarantee stain removal and timely service, but are these really the only things you should look for when in search of the ideal dry-cleaning service?

While these two things will ensure that the dry cleaner of your choice is certainly one of the better ones, you should look for one that ensures load separation as well. Why? Here are some points that will help you understand the importance of separating your load before going to the dry cleaners.


Save Your Light Clothing Items

It’s a known fact that your dry cleaner has a lot of other customers who have their own large load of clothes. Thus, it’s possible that if they’re in a hurry to just get done with their work of the day, they might mix light clothes with dark ones unintentionally. And there’s nothing worse than coming to collect your favorite white shirt just to find that it has streaks of pink and purple across it. Thus, it’s best to separate your light and dark clothes and let the dry cleaner know beforehand.

Some Materials Don’t Go Well Together

Sometimes, materials don’t go well together. Some of them need regular dry-cleaning while some of them need delicate touch. If you separate the clothing items before taking it to the dry cleaners, they’re obviously going to make sure you’re not disappointed when you come to collect clothes.

New Clothes Can Bleed

New clothes can bleed colour. Please let your dry cleaner know if your garment has not been dry cleaned before.

R&R Fabricare has been dry cleaning Canberra since 1933. We are one of the oldest and respected names in the dry-cleaning industry and that continues today with a fresh new look. Combining experience with local knowledge and a friendly staff to assist you with your dry-cleaning needs.

Contact us on 02 6286 3695 or visit one of our 3 Canberra locations at Yarralumla, Mawson and Weston for all your dry-cleaning needs.

Dry-Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

AT R&R Fabricare we pride ourselves on our customer experience because when you’re happy we are happy, and we wanted to take a little time on our Blog, to make the process even easier for you and us. A few simple steps that will ensure we get to focus on making your garment look it’s best.

#1 Business Shirts

Please ensure your shirts are off the hanger and the buttons are undone, we know how easy it is to slip them over your head after a long day at work, but this simple task means we can get to work straight away on making you look great for your next meeting.

#2 Suit Bags and Hangers

If you are bringing in a suit of any kind into us for some TLC, please leave the hangers and the suit bag at home, we don’t need them, and we don’t have the space, and we’ll just send you home with them anyway.

#3 A Quick Check

Keys, watches, tissues, condoms, wedding rings and pens are just some of the items we find on a daily basis as we get garments ready for cleaning. I quick search through your pockets before you drop your dry-cleaning into any of our 3 Canberra locations saves heartache, embarrassment and a mess for us.

#4 Mobile Phones

There’s no doubt mobiles have made our daily lives better in many ways, but when we are trying to serve you and get pertinent information about any stains or specials requests from you, please don’t use your mobile phone, we know it’s something Herb our Great Grandfather and Alan our Grandfather didn’t have to contend with in 1933 when they started R&R Fabricare, but it’s something we see and hear on a daily basis, we know the call is important to you, but clear communication makes our job and your results so much better, plus it is just a common courtesy.

#5 Give us Time

We can turn around jobs in 1 hour if we need too, but the dry-cleaning process isn’t a simple one, and to do things right, we need time with your garments and furnishings to deliver you the results you love to see. So please keep this in mind when using the services of Canberra’s longest operating dry-cleaning firm.

R&R Fabricare has been servicing Canberra since 1933 and can now be found in 3 convenient locations, Weston, Yarralumla and Mawson.


Contact us on 02 6286 3695 or visit one of our 3 Canberra locations at Yarralumla, Mawson and Weston for all your dry-cleaning needs.