laundry tips

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

Dry cleaning kills bed bugs

August 02, 2019

Bed bugs have grown to be a problem in many parts of the country. Boston is no exception. A recent report ranks Boston as the 10th most bed bug-infested cities in 2019. Bedbugs are small nuisance insects that feed both on human and animal blood. In favorable conditions, they flourish and multiply quickly within a

Shirts and Shirt Laundry Issues

May 07, 2019

Dress shirts are the most essential part of any man’s wardrobe and are probably the most underappreciated articles of clothing. Shirts are taken for granted because we expect them to look great all the time. Although they are relatively easy for a professional dry cleaner to clean and press, a shirt can suffer problems, including

Can you reverse shrinkage in clothing?

March 13, 2019
Depending on the fabric, it is sometimes possible to unshrink garments.  For washable fabrics like cotton, you can try soaking the garment in white vinegar for an hour and then wash it in hot water. If that doesn't work, try stretching the wet garment by hand until it is the original size. Then hold it