Back to the post Labor Day grind in Wichita. We Americans, love our three day summer weekends. With the passing of Labor Day, summer ends—our focus turns to school and football . . . and of course, fall wardrobes. I notice a change in the air and the changing sounds of insect life and I start thinking about sweaters. A goofy connection? Yeah . . . but I relax on my lighted deck in the evenings and the cooler evenings will require a sweater or light jacket. For some, locating a light jacket or sweater will entail looking in a different closet on a moment’s notice.
It is back-to-school time in Wichita!! And Martinizing Dry Cleaning is ready to help you prepare.
August is always an exciting and busy month. Not only are there school supplies to get and backpacks to find, but there are wardrobes to review. Does the pink jacket still fit? Are those favorite blue jeans too short or do they need to be lengthened? Visiting your Martinizing Dry Cleaning store can be about more than just dry cleaning!! We can help you lengthen those pants, fix those uniforms, and spruce up your sweaters. Yes, we can do it!
There is a natural phenomena occurring near downtown Wichita right now. Each night, about 40,000 purple martins join forces to roost in the row of trees between Via Christi St. Francis and the elevated railroad track just to the east. They’re “staging,” before they travel to Brazil for the winter. (Sounds good, doesn’t it? “Winter,” that is!) Imagine 40,000 beautiful martins, swooping and careening from all altitudes and angles, into a small row of trees no longer than some backyards. Amazing!
Good question, especially since everyone claims to be “green” these days. In the business of dry cleaning, though, the difference is easy: either your current Wichita dry cleaner is using a process that requires harmful petrochemicals with toxic contaminants that have to be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Or, you’re a customer of Martinizing, the only dry cleaner in the Wichita area using GreenEarth®.
GreenEarth is safe for the air, water and soil. The secret is the sand.
To our Martinizing Dry Cleaning customers, we know saving a buck or two (or even a few pennies here and there) can make a difference. And for the folks who don’t bring their laundry or dry cleaning to Martinizng, we know it can be hard to switch Wichita dry cleaners. After all, we value our customers’ loyalty more than they’ll ever know!
Last week we really enjoyed giving away two free pair of concert tickets to Barry Manilow and Nickelback. Congratulations again to Kristy Golden and Dena Pettersen, who were the lucky winners. Hope the shows were great (and, that any dry cleaning as a result of your wonderful evening comes to Martinizing!). We're prone to promotions, so stop in at our Facebook Page when you're online and see what's happening!
Growing up, it seemed like Memorial Day weekend was anything but dry. Around Wichita, at least, thunderstorms always wanted to crop up at some point. But not this weekend!
By the way, have you ever seen so many beautiful prom dresses as this year? Goodness, I don’t remember dry-cleaning as many gowns and tuxes as we did the last few weeks. If you’ve not yet brought yours in to any of our three Wichita-area Martinizing locations, now’s the time, before they go into storage.
Even in high school, I can remember thinking about the effect on the atmosphere filling up my gas tank was having. Back then, “green” was just a color! These days, everyone’s talking about the environment. From drilling to diapers, it seems we have a chance to help save Mother Nature at just about every step. So before we opened Martinizing, we looked at all the dry cleaners in Wichita, and we noticed something: every single company was using the same, smelly process of petrochemicals, or “percs.” (A brief pause here - to hold your nose!)
We’re not sure where the time goes, but we’re glad the warm weather is here. We hope you’re getting out and enjoying springtime – in between thunderstorms!
Did you celebrate Earth Day?
April 22 was the official Earth Day. But we can celebrate Mother Nature every day (that's why we're the only Wichita dry cleaner with GreenEarth). If you have a special story, or just something you like to do every day to help preserve our planet, we’d love to hear from you at http://wichitasdrycleaner.com/contact.