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Laundry is a Never-ending Chore: Professional Cleaning & Pressing Gives You Back Your Time

July 15, 2021
Do you have piles of laundry at home? Don't you hate ironing? Studies have shown that it is one of the most disliked household tasks. Fortunately, there is a better option for you and your clothes. Time really is worth more than money. Let us take the drudgery of doing laundry off your hands and chase

Preventing and Treating the Ring Around the Collar

June 02, 2021
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 oil and daily soil. To prevent ring around the collar, you can do the following: Avoid

How to Speed Up Laundry Day

May 02, 2021

Laundry always seems to take too long. Each step — sort, wash, dry, and fold — takes time.  There are ways to simplify and speed up the process. Sort Ahead of Time Don’t wait until laundry day to sort. Use separate baskets and put your jeans or shirts in the right basket at the end

Prevent Insect Damage to Your Clothing

April 10, 2021

Mysteriously appearing holes may be the result of insect damage. Often the holes may not be readily apparent until after cleaning. Garments that have been stored for a long time are particularly prone to insect damage. Moth damage is commonly seen on wool fabrics, but beetles, silverfish, roaches, and other insects feed on stains and

Moving from Winter to Spring: the Ins and Outs of Storage

March 06, 2021

After a long slumber, your spring and summer clothes will need to be awakened and taken out of storage. Warmer clothing, such as long skirts and heavy jackets can be safely tucked away to make room for the less-inhibiting light fabrics of spring. How your stored spring and summer wardrobe looks when it comes out

Problems with down? We can help!

February 12, 2021

During the fall and winter, many of us depend on down comforters, sleeping bags, and apparel to keep warm and cut down on energy costs. Although down has superior insulating properties, it can present problems that require special care. Fine down and feathers can puncture and work through the shell fabric, causing holes or tears

How to Care for Velvet Clothing and Household Items

January 12, 2021
Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes. What is velvet? Velvet has long been known as the

Laundry Tips for Allergy Sufferers

December 11, 2020

If you suffer from allergies, your laundry could actually be making your symptoms worse. Here are some laundry tips you can use to ensure yours doesn’t cause flare-ups to happen. Wash in Hot Water A leading cause of allergies is dust mites, which can easily get into bed linens, towels, throw rugs and draperies. For

How do you clean electric blankets?

November 05, 2020
It gets a little chilly in the Fall in Boston, especially at night. While down comforters are a great option to keep warm in bed, many of us like to use electric blankets too. How do you keep an electric blanket in top condition? Before caring for your electric blanket, first read the care instructions

Scaring Away Those Halloween Stains

October 20, 2020
Traditional Halloween costumes— ghosts, goblins, and ghouls—are simple to clean, but what do you do with the more intricate costumes for both children and adults? Many of these garments are custom made with various fabrics and trims and have no care label. Careful examination and testing may help to predict the serviceability and practicality of