laundry tips

Keeping Coats, Jackets, and Blazers in Top Condition

February 14, 2020

While your favorite coat may be keeping you warm this month, we all have jackets and blazers that we use through the year and these pieces of clothing can take a beating. The care method for a coat will depend on its fiber content. For example, coats made of wool, leather, and suede may require

Cleaning Winter Gloves, Hats and Scarves

January 28, 2020

Winters in Boston are quite harsh. Accessories such as gloves, hats, and scarves are indispensable for keeping us warm when we venture outside. Inevitably, these accessories can get soiled with sweat and everyday stains. So how do we keep them clean? If care labels are present on the winter hat, scarf or gloves, follow the

How to Remove Mold and Mildew From Leather Clothing

December 22, 2019

Leather clothing should be cleaned and stored with care every year to maintain its beauty. Leather clothing can be tricky to take care of on your own. They aren’t usually worn on a daily basis, so they can be susceptible to mold and mildew accumulation.  Mold or mildew on leather can be extremely hard to

How to remove salt stains from pants

December 09, 2019

Of all the things we can think of that stain our clothes- wine, coffee, cooking oils, or even blood– salt probably doesn’t come to mind. But the truth is that salt residue from icy roads or driveways can do a number on our pants, especially denim jeans. Salt stains, or snow stains, aren’t the easiest

How to remove armpit stains

November 25, 2019
Ever notice an unsightly yellow stain on the armpit area of your favorite shirts and tops? You're not alone; it happens to everyone. Even a tiny amount of sweat can leave stains on certain fabrics. The odor from body sweat can also linger on fabrics, especially workout and running clothes. So, how do you get

Take Care when Caring for Wool Sweaters

November 15, 2019
Wool sweaters are a staple in Boston. We wear them everywhere, in school, at work, at home, and on many occasions. We even love ugly Christmas sweaters. Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room

How to Care for Polar Fleece Clothing

November 13, 2019

With autumn upon us and temperatures dropping, people are adding an extra layer of clothing in the morning as they prepare for their morning commutes — outerwear. A popular type of outerwear is polar fleece. Polar fleece fabrics are made of a knit construction with a brushed or napped finish. Because of the nature of

How to clean a shower curtain

November 03, 2019
When was the last time you cleaned your shower curtain? It's probably something you barely think about, but the truth is that a shower curtain spends 24/7 in the most germ-ridden room of your home. Washing your shower curtain at least once a month is a good idea. So how do you get a clean

A Few Tips for Taking Care of Polyester & Nylon Clothing

September 24, 2019
When buying everyday clothing, we often come across synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon. These fabrics are lightweight, resistant to shrinkage, wrinkles and stretching, and generally easy to care for. Polyester is often used to create blends that make cotton and other fabrics more durable. Nylon fabrics are stronger and softer. On the other

Can you use the washing machine’s delicate cycle for hand-washable clothing?

August 19, 2019
In caring for your clothing, it is good practice to follow the manufacturer’s label on the garment, especially when it is one of your favorite pieces of clothing and it happens to be quite delicate. So when the label says that it is “hand wash only,” you might want to follow it in order to