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Can you use the washing machine’s delicate cycle for hand-washable clothing?

August 19, 2019
In caring for your clothing, it is good practice to follow the manufacturer’s label on the garment, especially when it is one of your favorite pieces of clothing and it happens to be quite delicate. So when the label says that it is “hand wash only,” you might want to follow it in order to

Dry cleaning kills bed bugs

August 02, 2019

Bed bugs have grown to be a problem in many parts of the country. Boston is no exception. A recent report ranks Boston as the 10th most bed bug-infested cities in 2019. Bedbugs are small nuisance insects that feed both on human and animal blood. In favorable conditions, they flourish and multiply quickly within a

Why Use a Laundry Pickup Service in Boston?

April 17, 2019
You’re busy. Boston’s a busy place with colleges and tech startups and a vibrant cultural scene. Laundry can be a time consuming chore. Wouldn’t you rather spend more time doing the things you love instead of laundry? Here are a few reasons to use a laundry pickup and delivery service. Find More Time How much

Can you reverse shrinkage in clothing?

March 13, 2019
Depending on the fabric, it is sometimes possible to unshrink garments.  For washable fabrics like cotton, you can try soaking the garment in white vinegar for an hour and then wash it in hot water. If that doesn't work, try stretching the wet garment by hand until it is the original size. Then hold it

Cashmere Clothing Care

February 24, 2019
Cashmere is a luxurious material, often used to make warm winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves. It is a fiber made from the wool of cashmere goats. It is soft and light with excellent insulation. However, these fibers also have a fine texture and are easily damaged. Cashmere clothing therefore requires

Caring for Metallic Fabrics

February 17, 2019

Silver and gold metallic fabrics are popular in women’s attire. Metallic fabric is made by spraying a metallic finish on the surface of a cloth fabric. Many of these surface finishes have limited resistance to care procedures and wear. The metallic finish may be removed or corroded and discolored around the neck and underarm area

Does drycleaning shrink clothes?

February 03, 2019

Usually not. The drycleaning process is carefully controlled.

Grand Opening of Hamilton Store

January 13, 2019

Sarni Cleaners is pleased to announce the opening of our Hamilton / Wenham store on 176 Bay Road, Hamilton, M, next to Hamilton Convenience.  The store is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Free pickup and delivery is available and we will

Treating Lice-Infested Clothing

January 12, 2019

Does an infestation of lice mean a cleaning nightmare? Not necessarily. Head lice are adapted for living on a human scalp and nowhere else. Although they can spread as long as the lice or eggs remain alive on the affected person or clothing, they can only survive for 48 hours off the body. The most

Fading Bedspreads and Comforters

December 31, 2018

Now that the winter has ended, you decide to take your favorite bedspread to the dry cleaner for cleaning before storage. But when you get it back, to your horror you discover that the colors have faded substantially. Unfortunately, comforters, quilts, bedspreads, and other household items can sometimes fade during acceptable cleaning procedures. In most