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Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. The scenery is beautiful, you can enjoy the outdoors without pooling in sweat, and pumpkin spice lattes dance in your head. Fall is especially great if you’re into fashion. The rich colors, the accessories, and all the fun layers let us play with our style.

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What is Your Time Worth?

We have all heard the saying, “time is money”. So how much is your time actually worth? To us, our time is worth quite a lot. After all, who knows how much of it we will actually have. But when we start calculating all the hours we spend in one day, one week, and one month on things that don’t give us emotional fulfillment, our time might not look too well spent.

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Capsule Wardrobes

When Julie Andrews sang “these are a few of my favorite things” in The Sound of Music, she very well could have been thinking about capsule wardrobes. Of course, she made her clothes out of curtains, so…

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CD One Encourages Community to Support Military

CD One Price Cleaners, an industry leader and franchisor in the dry cleaning industry, is kicking off their 2015 Heroes of the Neighborhood program by partnering with Fisher House for the 2nd consecutive year to help honor military service men and women and their families when they need it most. During this time, participating CD One Price Cleaners stores are also offering free cleaning on U.S. flags and providing uniform discounts to U.S. military, city and suburban fireman and policeman.

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The Low-down on the Label

How do you shop for clothes? Are you the one who checks every label, looking for the “easy” set of care instructions? Do the words “dry clean only” sound like “don’t buy me….even if you really, really love me”? You’re not alone. A lot of people shop this way, and can be intimidated by clothing that can’t be managed with home washing.

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Understanding Gender-bias Dry Cleaning

"We’ll talk about dry cleaners next, right," President Obama said at last year’s Pay Equity Event. "Because I know that -- I don’t know why it costs more for Michelle’s blouse than my shirt." The crowd, mostly comprised of women, responded with laughter and head-nods.

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Spring Cleaning Your Closet

So spring is having a little stage fright. Don’t let that worry you. We can feel it in the air. Soon we will be wearing those sandals and tank tops and cute little dresses. But before you go chucking all of your winter clothes into the back of your closet, save yourself the headache next fall and take a few steps to store them properly.

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CD One and The Cara Program Partner

Chicago-based CD One Price Cleaners is partnering for the first time this year with The Cara Program to collect donated interview attire that will help give motivated individuals that have been affected by homelessness and poverty the chance to succeed.

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Top Winter Fashions

If you’re fashion-conscious, even a little, winter isn’t all bad. The more layers and accessories you need, the greater the opportunity to create a look you want and enjoy, right? Let’s start where winter starts: outdoors.

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DOs & DON’Ts of Caring for Winter Sweaters

They’re fun and fashionable, proven and practical, literally warm and fuzzy. Wintertime sweaters are a clothing staple, but caring for them is trickier than is for t-shirts and blue jeans. Between fit and fabric, style and storage needs, there are many different types of sweaters. So how do you take care of them, and make sure they keep their shape and structure for years to come? The short answer is: read the label. But we have longer answers for you, too.

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Would you dry clean if it was more affordable?

Dry cleaning is expensive. The process uses costly equipment that has to be maintained, specialized cleaning chemicals that have to be replenished, and skilled employees that have to be trained in proper dry cleaning techniques for a wide range of materials. Plus, not all items are treated the same way – velvet drapes are not the same as silk ties.

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