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How Do You Clean Cotton Clothes and Household Items?

August 18, 2021

  Boston can be very hot in summer and clothes made of cotton are a great choice in this weather. Cotton tablecloths, bed linens and other household items are also a favorite. So it’s worth looking into how we can best care for cotton to keep it beautiful for a long time. Washing Cotton Clothes

Preventing and Treating the Ring Around the Collar

June 02, 2021
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 oil and daily soil. To prevent ring around the collar, you can do the following: Avoid

How to Care for Velvet Clothing and Household Items

January 12, 2021
Velvet is one of winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes. What is velvet? Velvet has long been known as the

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

Cleaning Warm Weather Clothing Takes Care

August 10, 2020

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

How to Remove Dye Transfer Stains From Clothes and Upholstery

July 02, 2020
It happens to the best of us. You go to remove a load of laundry from the dryer, only to realize something has dyed all your clothes red. Or you sit down on your easy chair with a new pair of pants only to get up to muffled blue stains. It's easy to unknowingly throw a

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

Look Your Best at (formal) Parties

January 20, 2020

Boston winters are cold and while we can still enjoy skiing and other outdoor activities, we are likely to stay indoors and hold holiday parties and splashes. Enjoy the party, but with the festivities spills, splashes, and other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on expensive formal wear such as

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