The official blog of Lemon Fresh Cleaners; Holland, MI

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Can you get this done today?

We often get customers who bring in clothes in the morning and NEED them that afternoon.

Most the time, we are more than happy to oblige! 

Sometimes, however, giving the dry cleaners some extra time is best for the garment.  Certain stains cannot be removed without some time. 

If you are asked by your dry cleaner to give them more time to remove a stain, they are trying to do exactly that while preserving the integrity of the fabric and return your garment to you in a ready-to-wear condition!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

Yes!  It's Spring Cleaning time again.  Time to clean your household textiles as well as your clothing.

Lemon Fresh offers complete drapery service, including take-down and re-hanging of your soft window treatments.

We will come to your house, take down your curtains and draperies, bring them to our plant for complete cleaning and pressing, and then return them to you within a week and hang them back up for you.

Interested in a quote or more details?  Call Roger at 616-392-5930.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Green & Clean

Can you be green and clean as a drycleaner?

Well, most of the solvents used in drycleaning are considered hazardous waste and all drycleaners follow very strict guidelines set up by OSHA and the EPA to minimize any risk to humans and the environment.

An excellent drycleaner will constantly be looking for the safest and greenest way to clean a garment. 

At Lemon Fresh, we analyze each garment individually, noting the fiber content, types of soil, and construction of the piece to decide the best way to clean it while minimizing drycleaning solvent use and keeping our plant as green as possible.

We will often wetclean garments in water and we use as little spot treatments as possible while still removing stains and returning garments to our customers in excellent condition.

Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions about our cleaning procedures.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dyeing Fabrics

Lately, I have been doing lots of dyeing of garments at Lemon Fresh.  Bridesmaid dresses, fur stoles, winter coats, men's dress shirts; they have all been on the project list since the beginning of 2011.

I like dyeing projects, probably because I always enjoy a challenge and I enjoy doing something that not many others will attempt to do for their customers.

Not every garment is a good candidate for dyeing to a different color, however.  I often tell customers who are inquiring that "Dyeing is an art, not a science".  I am good at it, and I usually have a pretty good idea how something will turn out, but there are definitely no guarantees.  Here are a few guidelines:

1.  Natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool, silk) will generally dye much easier than synthetic fibers.  However, I do usually have good success with lightweight polyester fibers, such as chiffon.

2.  You will be happier if you aim for a color range in the final product rather than a very specific shade.

3.  Have patience!  Give us 2-3 weeks for a dyeing project.

4.  The most successful projects are when you are trying to dye to a darker color rather than lighter!

Do you have something you're thinking about having dyed?  I am generally at our 8th Street plant on Fridays from 8 am - 2 pm.  Stop in and let's chat!

...Tami aka. The Laundry Girl

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lemon Fresh Named "Best Of" Again!

This just in...

The readers of The Holland Sentinel have once again named Lemon Fresh Cleaners as the Best Cleaners in West Michigan.  Thank you, West Michigan!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Welcome to our blog, written by Tami Parks.

Tami is the daughter of Lemon Fresh owners, Roger & Kristi Lemmen.  She is also active in most parts of Lemon Fresh Cleaners, including drycleaning, management, and specialty services.

If you have questions about clothing care, Tami would be honored to answer them on this blog.  You can e-mail Tami here.