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Preventing and Treating the Ring Around the Collar

September 20, 2022
This detergent commercial from the 70s addresses one of the most common garment stains that we all experience – ring around the collar. “Ring around the collar” or cuffs on a shirt is caused by a combination of body oils, perspiration, colognes, sunblock, hair tonics, medicines, and other types of skin preparations.  Preventing Ring Around

Removing Mud Stains and Grass Stains from Clothing

September 06, 2022

Here in Boston, we love to enjoy the outdoors in Spring, Summer and Fall. We can go camping, hiking, play sports like soccer or baseball and spend the day at the park, all in good nature fun. Of course, it rains sometimes, and the ground can get a little or a lot muddy. Needless to say,

Caring for Swimwear

August 17, 2022

As the summer winds down, you may notice that your swimwear doesn’t look as good as it did when you bought it a few months ago. Most likely, this is a result of excessive exposure to chlorine or improperly washing your items. So how can you keep your swimwear in swimmable condition and looking fresh all

Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing

July 12, 2022

Summer in Boston means more time enjoying the outdoors, whether it’s at camp, playing in the back yard, gardening, or hiking. That can mean a brush with poison ivy. Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) produces an active irritant called urushiol, an oily resin contained in all parts of the plant, but the leaves are the most

Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage

June 09, 2022

Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season. Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season. Wash and dry clean everything before storage. Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age. Dirt and food are also invitations to

Caring for Your Linen Clothes

May 05, 2022
Are you wondering how to properly care for and clean any linen garments or items you own? If so, you’re in the right place! Check out the following tips for how to properly care for and clean your linen items to make sure they stay looking fresh. How to Care for Linen Garments Linen is

How Do You Clean Crepe Clothing?

April 08, 2022
What is Crepe? The fabric crepe was originally made from silk and used to mourn the death of a loved one. Today, crepe is more commonly used in garment construction, as it is suitable for all seasons and many different types of occasions. Evening gowns, dresses, linin garments, suiting and curtains, window treatments and pillows

Keeping Coats, Jackets, and Blazers in Top Condition

March 06, 2022

While your favorite coat may be keeping you warm this month, we all have jackets and blazers that we use through the year and these pieces of clothing can take a beating. The care method for a coat will depend on its fiber content. For example, coats made of wool, leather, and suede may require

Ways to Get Your Old Garments Back to Life Again

February 15, 2022
Some clothes care services are a little harder to find than others. A tear in an heirloom garment  does not mean it is lost forever. Faded colors can be brought back to life and clothing can be restyled to reflect more current fashion trends. More often than not, Utopia Cleaners can help you get your

Look your best on the slopes!

January 09, 2022

Instead of sulking over the brutal snowy winter in Boston, how about embracing it with some fun activities such as snowboarding or skiing? Whether you are spending a ski weekend in New Hampshire or perhaps the Blue Hills ski area just outside Boston, your ski jackets, pants and gloves do get soiled at the end