Dry Cleaning

FAQs About Shirt Laundry

January 04, 2024
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. A fresh, laundered and well-pressed shirt is essential. Utopia Cleaners Boston successfully launders 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

What Makes a Dry Cleaner Eco-friendly?

April 17, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Day, have you thought about what makes a dry cleaner eco-friendly? Eco-friendly dry cleaners, or green dry cleaners, typically refer to dry cleaners who use eco-friendly dry-cleaning methods such as wet cleaning, liquid CO2 cleaning, and GreenEarth cleaning. Traditional dry cleaning involves the use of a solvent called perchloroethylene (also known

Removing Mud Stains and Grass Stains from Clothing

September 06, 2022

Here in Boston, we love to enjoy the outdoors in Spring, Summer and Fall. We can go camping, hiking, play sports like soccer or baseball and spend the day at the park, all in good nature fun. Of course, it rains sometimes, and the ground can get a little or a lot muddy. Needless to say,

Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing

July 12, 2022

Summer in Boston means more time enjoying the outdoors, whether it’s at camp, playing in the back yard, gardening, or hiking. That can mean a brush with poison ivy. Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) produces an active irritant called urushiol, an oily resin contained in all parts of the plant, but the leaves are the most

Look your best on the slopes!

January 09, 2022

Instead of sulking over the brutal snowy winter in Boston, how about embracing it with some fun activities such as snowboarding or skiing? Whether you are spending a ski weekend in New Hampshire or perhaps the Blue Hills ski area just outside Boston, your ski jackets, pants and gloves do get soiled at the end

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 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 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