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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

Buying and Cleaning Sweaters

October 13, 2020
As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative

How to clean baseball caps

September 18, 2020
We're well into the Boston Red Sox Games season and your favorite player's cap may be looking a bit dingy.  While most components of the baseball uniform, such as shirts, pants, and socks, are machine washable, what about baseball caps? Well, for baseball caps, the preferred method of care is to simply hand wash the

Cleaning Warm Weather Clothing Takes Care

August 10, 2020

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather in Boston. With that come many products that can damage our clothing. Here are some quick tips to minimize that damage. Antiperspirant Potential Problem: Build-up from deodorant and antiperspirant products can cause fiber damage and yellowing.  Blue and green on silk and wool are particularly

How to Remove Dye Transfer Stains From Clothes and Upholstery

July 02, 2020
It happens to the best of us. You go to remove a load of laundry from the dryer, only to realize something has dyed all your clothes red. Or you sit down on your easy chair with a new pair of pants only to get up to muffled blue stains. It's easy to unknowingly throw a

How to Clean and Care for Modal Clothes

June 04, 2020
Do you own modal clothing? Modal refers to a type of rayon fabric made from the fibers of Beech trees. Unlike other rayon fabrics that tend to shrink or stretch, modal clothes easily retain their shape and are machine washable and dryable. They do, however, need to be washed after each use except for model pants or jackets

How to Clean and Store Tablecloths and Table Linens

May 02, 2020

You may not use your tablecloths and special linens very often, but when you are ready to entertain, it’s much easier if they’re easy to find and ready to go. Nothing is more frustrating than getting ready for a gathering or dinner party and realizing you have to spend extra time preparing your linens. Read

How to Clean a Big and Heavy Bedroom Comforter?

April 05, 2020
Now that the weather is warming up in Boston, it's the perfect time to do some spring cleaning. When was the last time you washed your bedroom comforter? Comforters don't need to be washed weekly like sheets, but they do tend to accumulate dirt and dander, especially if your furry friends like to lay on

Putting winter clothes in storage

March 06, 2020

Spring is coming soon and it’s time to pack away the wool coats, furs, leather jackets, sweaters, gloves and hats that have protected us through this past winter. But wait a minute! Before you put your off-season garments in storage, you should clean them first!  Particles left on your winter clothing can stain and set