October 2015

Cleaning “spot clean only” garments

October 16, 2015

Do you have a garment with a care label that says “spot clean only”? If you do, it means that the garment should not be cleaned in its entirety, whether dry cleaning, wet cleaning or handwashing. This could be due to embellishments like beads on the garment, the blend of fabrics or the dyes used

The Twelve Holiday Parties: Holiday Spills and Splashes (Part II)

October 15, 2015

Before the fourth holiday party, my silk dress said to me, “Please be delicate when you iron me.” How should I respond? Answer: Wrinkles should fall out of silk if allowed to hang properly. If ironing seems necessary, iron on a low temperature, 250-300 degrees. Before the fifth holiday party, my husband said to me,

Cleanability Codes for Household Fabrics

October 08, 2015

Upholstered furniture may come with the manufacturer’s recommended method of cleaning. The American Furniture Manufacturers cleanability code may either be permanently attached to the upholstered piece or a part of the hang tag. Upholstery is not covered under the Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Rule. Labeling of furniture is strictly voluntary. The following cleanability codes

Know More About Shirts

October 04, 2015

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. A fresh, laundered and well-pressed shirt is essential. We successfully launder hundreds of shirts every day. And we are very good at it. But, like all things, shirts can outlive their useful life or exhibit other problems. Whether your shirts are store bought,