Consumer Blog

Submit it and forget it!

Posted by: John Rothrock
Posted: Dec 01, 2016
We have all been there before...you are wearing your favorite shirt, then suddenly out of nowhere, you get a stain on the front. Or, you’re putting on your best dress shirt and you find a missing or broken button. Your closet is already full of dirty clothes, so you fill your bag and you’re off to the drycleaners. When you get there, what are you supposed to do? Just hand them the bag and hope for the... [ Read More ]

 

How much?!? The cost of Dry Cleaning

Posted by: John Rothrock
Posted: Oct 13, 2015
Have you ever noticed that most dry cleaners in our area don't advertise prices? You can't find prices anywhere, I know because I've looked. They aren't posted on the walls of the store, on marquee signs out in front or even on their websites. Do you wonder why? Well, this practice can be traced all the way back to "The Oklahoma Dry Cleaning Act of 1945". This law established the State Dry Cleaning Board which had the... [ Read More ]

 

Spot On! Advice From An Expert

Posted by: Bill Rothrock, III
Posted: May 05, 2015
Stain, stain, go away; yet another stain, some other day. We've all had that feeling . . . you’re about ready to meet someone you want to impress, and then, BAM it happens. You get a stain that stares right back at you without flinching. What should you do? Everyone has heard of what to do, but what SHOULD you really do? Here are some basic tips to help, from a lifelong dry cleaner. 1. Blot don't rub! Rubbing causes... [ Read More ]

 

Mark The Spot with Special Care

Posted by: John Rothrock
Posted: Apr 29, 2015
Yale Cleaners has a one of a kind iPhone and Android App with features available nowhere else in our industry.  Over 20,000 Tulsans have downloaded our app and utilize it almost every day. Special Care is the most unique tool in the app that some customers cannot live without.  The Special Care service allows customers to identify stains, missing buttons and/or other one-time handling instructions for clothing items that... [ Read More ]

 

The cleaners ate my pants, so now what?!?

Posted by: John Rothrock
Posted: Feb 24, 2015
Who hasn’t heard or said the phrase, “I got taken to the cleaners”?  When something goes wrong, our industry is notorious for having poor communication; leaving customers feeling duped.  To be honest, resolving customer disputes can be very tricky.  That’s why it’s important to know your dry cleaner’s claims policy.  Will they redo a garment at no cost?   If a garment is lost, will they take responsibility?  If... [ Read More ]

 

Tips for getting your closet ORGANIZED and de-cluttered in 2015

Posted by: Deanna Fulghum
Posted: Feb 06, 2015
            The new year is off and running and resolutions are in place so now is the time to de-clutter and organize your closet.  Here are a few tips to help get you started: Before you begin to organize your closet this year, consider donating items you have not worn in years. Consider letting go of that special sweater you paid way too much for 10 years ago, or the faded pair of jeans you wore to that awesome Beach... [ Read More ]

 

A 15-Year-Old’s First Job, A Second Family

Posted by: Isabel Dobrin
Posted: Jan 26, 2015
I'll never forget my first Yale Cleaners experience. I walked in to one of the south Tulsa locations at 91st and Yale and asked timidly if I could see the manager. I was a 15-and-a-half year-old sophomore in high school at the time, and I'd never asked to see a manager before. I had never interviewed for a job before, either. Enter Christine Terrel, the manager of the store and Yale Cleaners employee for more than 20... [ Read More ]

 

Livin’ On Tulsa Time - An outsider’s View of Yale Cleaners…

Posted by: Deanna Fulghum
Posted: Dec 31, 2014
I moved to Tulsa at the beginning of the summer. I spent the summer getting used to the new environment and becoming aware of all that Tulsa has to offer. As I pushed through the challenge of finding the locations of my favorite stores, I noticed the many Yale Cleaners around the city. It seemed no matter where I ventured, I would catch site of a different Yale Cleaners. I thought to myself how attractive and inviting these... [ Read More ]

 

Your cleanest dirty shirt, a guide to staying fresh.

Posted by: John Rothrock
Posted: Dec 05, 2014
Have you ever wondered how many times you should wear your clothes before cleaning them? Wouldn’t it be nice if clothing manufacturers included this information on the care label? Look around, we are instructed all the time by different industries of how to care for our investments to extend their useful life. We are told to change our oil every 3,000 miles, paint the house every 5 years and even how often to charge your... [ Read More ]

 

Shirts That Last, & The Ones To Avoid

Posted by: Bill Rothrock, III
Posted: Oct 30, 2014
Every day at Yale Cleaners, we clean, starch and press several thousand men’s dress shirts.  Over the years this adds up to hundreds of thousands of shirts processed.  Some shirts we only press once, while others will be cleaned numerous times.  But did you know manufacturers design and construct shirts to only withstand being worn about 35 times?  Their intended purpose is for a shirt to be worn every other week for... [ Read More ]

 

Passionate About Pink!

Posted by: Deanna
Posted: Oct 21, 2014
Pinktober is in full swing and everywhere you look you can’t help but notice all the businesses, schools, churches and individuals sporting some form of pink. If you have visited one of Yale’s stores this month, you probably noticed that we have joined the pink bandwagon as well. For three years now, Yale Cleaners has gone completely pink to raise awareness and money for a great local charity, Families Fighting... [ Read More ]

 

Welcome to our new blog

Posted by: John Rothrock
Posted: Oct 15, 2014
Yale Cleaners is excited to introduce our new blog! We know, we know, we can already hear you groan… not another useless blog. Well, we promise to be different! Our goal is to inform, advise and enhance your knowledge about our company. Yale Cleaners’ plans to talk about the dry cleaning industry, fashion and information on a wide variety of other thought-provoking topics. We want to prove that Yale Cleaners is a... [ Read More ]