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March 2018

Cleaning Warm Weather Clothing Takes Care

March 31, 2018

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather. With that come many products that can damage clothing items. 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 prone.  Aluminum

Things to Look for When Buying a Down Comforter

March 28, 2018

Although cleaning down items usually is not a problem, a comforter with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, or become matted. Inspect the comforter for these things before purchasing: Make sure the comforter is well-quilted. Quilting stitches should run both vertically and horizontally with quilting lines about 8–10

How to Speed Up Laundry Day

March 11, 2018

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

How to Care for Down & Fiberfill Comforters, Sleeping Bags and Coats

March 09, 2018

Comforters, sleeping bags, coats, and other cold weather garments are often made with down or fiberfill. Both down–a natural product, and fiberfill, a polyester fill–are effective in keeping out the cold. While cleaning down or fiberfill items is usually not a problem, a garment with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to