Laundry Tips

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

Cleaning “Spot Clean Only” Garments

October 10, 2023

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. Instead, you should only clean the specific stained or soiled area of the garment, referred to as the “spot.”

Laundry Tips for Moms Returning from Family Vacations

August 10, 2023
Family summer vacations and the start of a new school year bring excitement and memories, but they also come with a heap of laundry! Whether you've just returned from a relaxing getaway or preparing for the back-to-school rush, handling the post-vacation and back-to-school laundry can be daunting. Fear not! Your favorite Boston dry cleaner, Utopia

Confronting Summertime Food Stains

July 06, 2023
When the summer season arrives, it brings with it a variety of outdoor activities and events that often involve food. Whether it's a picnic in the park, a barbecue at the beach, or a backyard cookout, summertime is the perfect time to indulge in delicious meals and snacks. However, enjoying these food-filled gatherings can sometimes

Take Care when Caring for Wool Sweaters

November 30, 2022
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. Here are a few tips on how to care for your wool sweater.

Preventing and Treating the Ring Around the Collar

September 20, 2022
This detergent commercial from the 70s addresses one of the most common garment stains that we all experience – ring around the collar. “Ring around the collar” or cuffs on a shirt is caused by a combination of body oils, perspiration, colognes, sunblock, hair tonics, medicines, and other types of skin preparations.  Preventing Ring Around

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,

Caring for Swimwear

August 17, 2022

As the summer winds down, you may notice that your swimwear doesn’t look as good as it did when you bought it a few months ago. Most likely, this is a result of excessive exposure to chlorine or improperly washing your items. So how can you keep your swimwear in swimmable condition and looking fresh all

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

Caring for Your Linen Clothes

May 05, 2022
Are you wondering how to properly care for and clean any linen garments or items you own? If so, you’re in the right place! Check out the following tips for how to properly care for and clean your linen items to make sure they stay looking fresh. How to Care for Linen Garments Linen is