Ben Feingold | Fabricare Center Owner
If this past year has taught us anything, spending time with friends and family and doing what you love is really what matters most. As a society, we have also gotten more creative, finding many ways to communicate and even celebrate with our loved ones, from afar. In the past year my family has celebrated baby showers, weddings, and birthdays over Zoom. We have enjoyed game nights over Zoom with friends, had standing FaceTime calls with family, and even found opportunities to connect with old friends or relatives that we hadn’t been the best about staying in touch with. If not for being cooped at home, we likely would have prioritized the minutiae of daily life and neglected some of these valuable relationships. This year has allowed us to slow down a little; to reassess our priorities and how we want to spend our time. While chores and errands are certainly important realities of life, they are not what most of us want to fill our days with. And when it comes to checking those items o the to-do list, we all want the quickest method possible.
At Fabricare Center, we aim to simplify the dry cleaning and laundry process to give you more of your day back so you can spend time doing what makes you happy. We have implemented many convenience measures into our process to ensure everything runs as efficiently as possible. When it comes to scheduling a pickup, there are many quick and easy ways to get in touch with us.
Did you know you can call ahead or send a quick text message letting us know you are on your way to Fabricare Center? Our retail staff can pull your order so it is ready and waiting for you when you pull up. Shave a few extra minutes off of your trip to the cleaners.
Route and locker customers can easily schedule a pickup through our online portal on our website or through our Fabricare Center app. More of a texter? We send out text reminders the night before your next scheduled pickup day to let you know we are coming by. If you have a pickup, you can simply reply YES or NO to alert our driver of your needs.
Have any questions or concerns? You can always give us a call, send us a text, email us, message us through our online portal or mobile app, or even send us a Facebook message. Did you know we also offer a convenient chat feature on our website? Our customer service representatives are standing by ready to answer any questions you may have.
Want to alert us of your dry cleaning preferences? Through the online portal and our app you can easily share notes with us. Let us know about stains to look out for, your starch preferences, specific mending needs, if you like your shirts folded or hung, etc.
At Fabricare Center, we hope one of these quick and easy ways of getting in touch with us suits you. We want to help simplify your life. Life is too short to get bogged down with errands – let our team cut down your to do-list and give you more time back to spend with family and friends. If we’ve learned anything this past year, we now know those relationships are what matter most.
The Perfect Pancake for Your Valentine
Finding something unique and special to do on Valentine’s Day for your significant other can be a challenge. Every year, the day to celebrate love rolls around and every year it may seem like you’re out of ideas. Many people feel the same way. However, with just a couple bowls, a cookie cutter and a skillet, your Valentine’s Day could start o a lot sweeter.
Try these Red Velvet Heart Pancakes, which are one of a kind and a delicious way to spend your morning with your loved one. Celebrating the day of love has never been easier. Valentine’s Day is a big reason to celebrate. You don’t have to stick to the same flowers and chocolates as last year. Mix it up with this delectable recipe meant to spread some love on a significant day.
Red Velvet Heart Pancakes
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
30-40 drops red food coloring nonstick cooking spray syrup, powdered sugar and raspberries, for garnish
1. In large bowl, whisk our, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. In medium bowl, whisk egg. Add buttermilk, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla extract and food coloring; whisk until combined.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
4. Spray heart-shaped cookie cutter with nonstick cooking spray and place in skillet. Add enough batter to ll heart. Cook 2 minutes. Remove heart cutter. Flip pancake and cook 1 minute.
5. Serve with butter, syrup, powdered sugar and raspberries. Note: If mixture is too thick, add water until desired consistency is reached.
Wedded Bliss in Times Like This
During pre-COVID times, wedding concerns like venue capacity had far more to do with budget and vision than with the health and safety of guests. It’s a different world today, but with some careful planning you can still find ways to safely celebrate your love.
As the vows say, marriage is in good times and in bad. It may simply require some flexibility and creativity to make your dream day a reality.
Enlist help from an experienced coordinator. If you weren’t planning to use a wedding coordinator, the pandemic is a compelling reason to reconsider. Keeping track of changing mandates and how they affect gatherings, crowd sizes and more is a job in its own right. Allowing your coordinator to keep tabs on the latest recommendations, and adjust arrangements with your vendors accordingly, may save a great deal of time and frustration.
Be realistic about your invite list. A year ago, it would have been unthinkable to create a tiered guest list and even consider making cuts even after invites go out. Today, that decision may be out of your hands. Rather than waiting until you get news that you’ll have to make cuts, take time now, with a level head and less emotion affecting your decisions, to segment your list.
Understand expectations. Vendors are required to enforce local guidelines, so ensure you’re clear on what measures they will implement on your day. This may include everything from masks and distancing to whether you’re allowed to use a dance floor during the reception.
Keep guests informed. If you haven’t already, create a blog or send out regular updates about wedding plans to guests. If circumstances require you to uninvite someone, be conscious of timing and give plenty of notice so travel can be canceled, if necessary. As the event approaches, be clear about expectations so guests can arrive prepared or bow out if they’re not comfortable with what you’re planning.
Make safety convenient. Providing masks, gloves and sanitizer can all go a long way to help make guests feel more secure at your event. A personalized hand sanitizer holder might even be a practical gift that guests can use and think fondly of your wedding day.
Forego traditions, for now. The pandemic won’t last forever, but while it’s still here, consider skipping high-contact traditions like photos that bring multiple households together or a receiving line where everyone is in close contact
Service Spotlight – Wash & Fold
Our #1 goal is to serve our clients and team members. And we have learned that the pain point most clients struggle with the most is not having enough time.
Give the gift of time & freedom this Valentine’s Day, for a limited time we have reduced our Wash and Fold 4 bag plan to just $150 for one month of service.
Our wash and fold service is simple and easy. We have two plans to choose from a small bag which holds 2-3 loads of laundry or a large bag which hold 4-5 loads of laundry. Both plans allow you to send the bag in 4 times a month and they work like a subscription service. You are billed monthly with no contract, so you can cancel anytime. Once you sign up, we will deliver a Fabricare Center laundry bag. Then, just fill the bag with laundry and schedule your pickup. It’s that simple!
We want to save as much time for you as possible so you can do other things that are more important to you. And we want you to feel great so you can live your life to the fullest. Stop into our store, sign up online, or call (770) 396-5325. You’ll never be asked to sign a contract. You can always count on a consistent price and amazing value with each plan!
For More info, check out fcdrycleaners.com/wash