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An Organized Closet

This month, Gadue’s is offering a super-convenient special: “Free Storage With Your Storage Order!”

It’s the perfect deal for the season, given that now’s the time we’re getting ready to stow away the bulky winter wardrobe to unveil our summer duds. Instead of cramming your off-season clothes into a closet or attic, let Gadue’s expertly clean and store them for you—and press them when you’re ready to pick them up again!

The Ugly Side of Spring

Besides clogging your home and wrecking your feng-shui, jamming clothes away shortens their lifespan—particularly when they’re still grubby and salt-streaked from a long season of use. Stockpiling heavy coats, snowpants, and other winterwear can encourage clothing moths and other pests that love dark, stuffed hideaways. And as we wrote about last year, those heaps of garments can even be something of a fire hazard.

The Gadue’s Solution

Gadue’s can fix all that. With our May special, all you pay for is the dry cleaning. Meanwhile, you free up space in your house while resting assured that your winter clothes are being properly cleaned and looked-after at our state-of-the-art facility. When the days start shortening again and the temperatures start dropping, we’ll return your cold-season garments after giving them a thorough pressing—no more musty blast when retrieving your parka. Now that’s what we call a good deal!

We’ve all got sunshine, ice cream, and lazy summer evenings on the brain after another bone-chilling slog of a Vermont winter. Embrace the season by taking advantage of our “Free Storage With Your Storage Order” deal—and do it soon! May’s slipping away already…

 

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Here at Gadue’s, we’ve always had a strong focus on environmental responsibility. We understand that sustainability is far more than just a flash-in-the-pan buzzword: Tapping natural resources wisely while ensuring that ecological systems remain diverse and high-functioning is, in the long run, the only way humanity will secure for itself a healthy and vital future on this planet.

We’re proud to be the go-to green dry cleaner for Vermonters. Throughout our four-decades-long history, the Gadue’s Dry Cleaning team has always been alert to technological breakthroughs to make our services more environmentally conscious. A few years ago, we implemented one of our most significant changes by integrating an eco-friendly solvent into our dry cleaning system.

Most dry cleaners still use a chlorinated hydrocarbon called perchloroethylene, or “perc,” which can contaminate air, soil, and groundwater. At Gadue’s, we were always unsatisfied with this potentially damaging substance. In 2010, we were excited to have the opportunity (along with just three other dry cleaners around the world) to test out Kruessler ’s halogen-free SolvonK4 solvent as an alternative.

SolvonK4 worked like a charm, and the testing at Gadue’s and the other participating facilities led to Kruessler unveiling SystemK4—the dry cleaning setup utilizing the halogen-free solvent—to the world in October of 2010. We’re downright ecstatic to have a greener system that still allows us to maintain our high standards for cleaning garments.

Our ecologically aware approach, exemplified by our adoption of SystemK4, led to Gadue’s receiving a prestigious Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for Pollution Prevention in 2011. As the program’s official website states, these awards “recognize the actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability.” It’s one of our proudest accomplishments, and a daily inspiration to keep enhancing and elevating our work.

If you’re as concerned for the global environment that we all share as we are, make Gadue’s your green dry cleaner! You can rest assured we’ll continue to innovate and improve in our ongoing effort to practice sustainability in every aspect of our long-running business.

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Northern Friends of Haiti Event: Haiti High

March 9, 2015

This blog post is brought to you by our friends at Northern Friends of Haiti. Mark Gadue is Vice President of Northern Friends of Haiti and has made several trips to Haiti. Northern Friends of Haiti, dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the Haitian people, is hosting “Haiti High,” a fundraising event [...]

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How We Safeguard Your Information

January 29, 2015

  Dear Valued Client, As you may have heard, another local dry cleaner recently suffered a data breach and their customers’ names and credit card numbers were hacked. I’m writing to assure you of the safety of your personal and financial information with Gadue’s Dry Cleaning. Here are the steps we take every day to keep your [...]

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Prepare Your Table Linens For The Holiday Season

November 17, 2014

Now that Halloween’s shuffled offstage, we’re staring down that high-intensity stretch of the holiday season when your weekly planner starts filling up with big family and friend get-togethers. As joyous as these communal celebrations can be, there’s no question it’s a stressful time—especially if you’re the one hosting. In particular, the state of your table [...]

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How To Make A Halloween Costume With Wire Hangers From Your Friendly Neighborhood Dry Cleaner

October 19, 2014

You know you can count on Gadue’s Dry Cleaning for restoring garments to good as new condition. Did you know, though, that we can also help you lock down a Halloween costume for you or your child? That’s right: Our dry cleaning hangers can become the (hidden) centerpiece of a stellar—and affordable—set of angel/butterfly/ladybug wings! [...]

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For The Winter Season

September 23, 2014

Yes, there are still some precious weeks ahead of picture perfect autumn weather (hopefully)—mild temperatures, sunshine and loads of fall foliage for leaf peeping. That said, this is also the time of year to begin facing the reality of the upcoming winter. The snowy season’s demands can be intense, and you’ll want to make sure [...]

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You’ll Never Have a Problem with a Claim at Gadue’s

June 17, 2014

How is Gadue’s Dry Cleaning fundamentally different from other dry cleaners you may know? Well, for one thing, Gadue’s handles claims better than anyone else. How so? Simple: We put our relationship with our client first. Here at Gadue’s, we handle more than 10,000 garments every week. That’s a lot of pieces. And, like anyone, [...]

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Spring Cleaning—It’s A Lifesaver (Really!)

April 21, 2014

Spring’s in the air—and after our heavy-duty Vermont winter, it feels mighty good. It’s the season for spring cleaning, putting that pent up cabin fever energy to good use removing clutter after a long hibernation. Spring cleaning isn’t just about tidiness: It can be an important safety measure as well. Besides fundamentals such as ensuring [...]

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Care Labels: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

April 3, 2014

If you find the care labels on clothes confusing and inconsistent, you’re not alone. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tightly regulates those labels, mandating that they be clearly legible, written in English, affixed permanently to the garment, accessible at the point of sale, and appropriate and adequate for the material in question. In an explanation [...]

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