Do you think the president does his own laundry?


And why not? The answer is simple, he has more important things to do. So why should you do your own laundry? You shouldn’t, just send it to Old Dominion Cleaners .

The sorting and cycling and hauling of this never-ending chore is so tedious, and wastes so much time for moms and dads everywhere. Instead, spend about $25 to have a very nice man come to your house and take way a giant blue bag full of soiled garments and return them to you clean and folded. That same bag full of laundry would cost you about $15 to do in the coin laundry, including detergent every week. I figure it would also cost about $10 per week if you had own washer and dryer, factoring in said detergent, water, electricity and wear and tear on a Maytag.

But it really isn’t about the saved $10 or the extra $15 or the wear and tear. Sending your laundry out is about economizing time and energy. Investing in laundry service makes you richer because it makes you happier.

Most people refuse to get this. I found this suggested laundry schedule on These “experts” suggest a routine dedicated to running your washer and dryer every day of the week — your big break being Sunday, when you are permitted to lazily launder your delicates:


Monday: Launder all the sheets from all three beds. (1 load)
Tuesday: Launder child #1 and child #2′s clothing. (1-2 loads)
Wednesday: Launder adult’s clothing. (1-2 loads)
Thursday: Launder towels. (2 loads)
Friday: Launder child #1 and child #2′s clothing. (1-2 loads)
Saturday: Launder adult’s clothing. (1-2 loads)
Sunday: Rest, or launder a load of delicates.


Now, if you could skip this whole mess for the wee sum of $25-$30, would you? What if you invested just half all those laundry hours in your career, a business or freelance gigs? That $25 weekly could be worth thousands monthly.

Now, spend a fraction of that mental energy to coordinate a single drop off to your front porch.  The spend 1 minute to pick up your clean garments from your porch when they are delivered back to you.

Any time management expert would bluntly tell you how beneficial it would be to send your laundry out.  For those who make it their business to strategically stay ahead of the crowd, they get importance of outsourcing the mundane tasks that can take over their most precious asset “TIME”.

Anyone can benefit from our laundry pick up service.  If you are a single mom or dad, family of 5, or a retired vet, the service value is like pure gold!  Use the time this service will afford you to build your business, enjoy your kids or family, or lavish in a constantly-more-or-less-clean home and just chill out.

Get started today if you live in Richmond,Virginia or any of the following zip codes : 23059 23226 23235 23103 23230 23288 23233 23058 23173 23060 23238 23221 23294 23113 23222 23228 23114 23242 23229 23236 23240 23220 23289 23219 23298 23223 23297 23234

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Wash and Fold service.

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Why spend countless hours messing with your Wash and Fold stuff at home?  Most Dry Cleaners, like Old Dominion Cleaners in Richmond, Va. will be happy to do it all for you.  All you have to do is put it away!

One of our most popular services is our Wash and Fold Service.  It’s similar to going to a laundromat but we do all the work for you.  Unlike most places, we charge by the pound, not by the load so you can feel free to pack up anything machine washable and simply leave it on the porch for pick up.  It’s one of the advantages you have when use our Free Valet Dry Cleaning Pick up and Delivery Service. We’ll  pick it up from your home or office and drop it back off!

When we receive your clothes we sort everything.  Dark clothing and light clothing are washed and dried separately.  Each item is hand folded and packed up with care to ensure it is returned to you looking great.

To get the most out of our Wash and Fold Service, we suggest the following:

  • Make sure to use your ODC bags that specify wash and fold service.  You can also let us know with a note in your laundry bag or tell one of our friendly staff you want to use the Wash and Fold service.  
  • Ensure there is no Dry Clean Only garments included.  We always follow the care label’s instructions and if it says Dry Clean Only, we will Dry Clean it.
  • Refer a friend to receive free laundering for up to 20lbs. of laundry. There is no limit on the amount of referral bonuses you can receive.

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7 Reasons to use Old Dominion Cleaners


The benefits of dry cleaning are myriad and encompass many aspects of clothing care. Here are just a few!

Professional Alterations

Old Dominion Cleaners offers the convenience of quick alterations. This service makes all your daily chores easier. Don’t sweat it; just have Old Dominion Cleaners sew it!

Simple Repair

Speaking of simple repair, Old Dominion Cleaners can re-attach a button as quickly as one-two-three. Don’t waste time and risk a possible needle poke trying to do it yourself. This service is free from us to you 90% of the time.


Old Dominion Cleaners is especially proud of the convenience of our service. We simply come to your home our office to pick up garments that need attention. This might be the number one reason to take advantage of our services.

Dry Cleaning
Prevent shrinkage and damage to your clothing. Dry cleaning itself is a process that breaks down soil and removes grease. This process keeps your favorite garments looking great and living longer.

When you leave your garments with us you can rest easy knowing that our specialists will take great care of your clothing..

As You Like

We perform our cleaning services to your exact specifications. That’s our full service product – preparing your dry cleaned garments exactly to your specifications. Light starch? No starch? Just let us know.

Fabric Expertise

If you’re reading this blog, you no doubt know that there are gaggles of fabrics – from silk to angora, polyester, synthetic blends, it can be a little overwhelming. Our specialists are experts and know ahead of time if a fabric can be negatively affected by a treatment. This will save you time, money and headache.

Ties and other accouterments are often made of delicate materials and require special handling. We know and are ready!

This is just a short list of the benefits of our services.

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Cleaning resolutions for 2016.

The New Year is upon us again and people are making resolutions—at Old Dominion Cleaners, we’re resolving to keep things neat and organized. Here are a few of our favorite tips to help keep things going smoothly.
Rotate Your Seasonal Wardrobe
We’ve talked about this before, but it’s important for organization and long term care of your clothing. By properly storing your summer or winter wardrobe, those clothes will be protected in the off-season and ready to go when you need them.

Proper storage is important. Making sure you have your winter clothing stored in a clean, dry location is key. Sending your coats, sweaters, etc., to the cleaners before putting them in storage is a great idea. That way you’ll be all set when you need them.

The simple fact is few of us have the storage space for all of our seasonal wardrobe items. Winter gear—hats, scarves, mittens—often end up in coat pockets or in a basket by the door. Swapping out your spring coats and putting them in storage for the winter, or winter coats for the spring and summer, will free up vast amounts of space. This will make it easier to de-clutter your home. This is an important step in the Keep It Clean in 2016 resolution.

Mudroom or Foyer?
It doesn’t matter what you call it—as long as you use it! The mudroom isn’t for boxes storing lawn chairs—it’s for keeping all those excess coats, jackets, mittens, boots and all the rest from cluttering up your inside closets. So use it!

Dry Cleaning
No matter how fastidious you are, winter is messy. Mud, slush and salt can take a toll on your winter wardrobe. Be sure to send your coats in to be dry-cleaned at least once a season. Removing excess salt from garments can prolong their lifespan and keep that salt from mixing in with your other laundry items.
You’ll find that you have many tools at your disposal to help you stay focused on your resolution to Keep It Clean in 2016!
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Don’t sweat the sweaters.

Despite the warm November we’ve had, it is still advised to go through your winter clothing and preparing for the colder weather and snow. Unpacking the winter clothing can be fun – sometimes you forget about all the great outfits and fall clothing you have. Here’s a quick guide to getting your winter wear back into rotation and ready to go!

Freshen up!

If you didn’t store you clothing with cedar chips (smells great!) or mothballs (sometimes not so great!) your clothing might have a scent you need to get rid of before use. The best way to get rid of the stale, musty smell is to prevent it. But if it happens, then there are a few things you can do.

Natural Remedies

Storing your clothing with cedar chips is the best way to prevent the mustiness from accumulating. But you can’t always prevent mustiness. Rather than use chemicals, which might be harsh on the skin or cause an allergic reaction, some people like to use all-natural remedies. In this case, the best remedy for mustiness would be steam followed by fresh air.


Yes, brushing. Brushing can remove hair, lint, dirt, oils, pet dander, pollen and other particles. While the clothes did go into storage clean, a quick once over with a brush never hurts.

Fresh Air

Hanging your stored clothing in a fall breeze is a safe, chemical-free way to literally, air them out. No need to make it complicated!

Professional Care Recommended

Although there are other no-cost options such as those recommended above, your best bet for garment care is to take your sweaters to a trusted, professional dry cleaner. They have the equipment, cleaning agents and knowledge to help preserve your sweaters for a longer life and can revive them so you are ready for cold weather whenever it decides to show up. Continue reading

How to care for velvet clothing.

Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvet’s and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes.

What is velvet?

Velvet has long been known as the fabric of royalty. At one time, blue velvet was reserved solely for use by the French king, his family, and favored subjects.

Red velvet dressVelvets are made on a double action loom. Two layers of fabric are woven at the same time, and the space between them is interlaced with connecting yarns.

The two layers are then cut apart as they come off the loom, producing two pieces of fabric with an upright pile surface.

True velvet is usually made of rayon, acetate, silk, or a blend of these fibers and has a short, closely-woven pile. Velveteen is similar to velvet, but it is usually made of cotton or cotton/polyester blend and has a shorter pile. Finishes are often applied to velvets to keep the pile erect and resilient, to secure the pile, or to give the fabric body.

What types of problems can velvets experience?

Velvet can experience a variety of problems, including a loss of pile, flattening and matting, pilling and tufting, and shrinkage. Crushed velvets have a tendency to experience a loss of design and distortion from wear alone. Velvets made of acetate pose special problems: the pile can become permanently flattened with moisture, heat, or pressure. As a result, the pile on an acetate velvet dress is more likely to show the effects of wear. Even greater flattening develops if the velvet is brushed or if any pressure is put on it while wet.

How can you keep your velvets fit for royalty?

• Hang velvet garments in a well-ventilated closet after wearing.

• If a velvet garment gets wet, do not apply pressure, as this can flatten the pile.

• Do not iron velvets. Hang in the bathroom and steam the garment to remove any wrinkles.

• Clean velvet garments immediately after use.

• Shake excess spills from the fabric and allow to dry. Do not blot or apply any pressure in damp areas.

If you do get a stain on a velvet garment, our stain removal experts can help.

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