Linen is washable, but it can shrink if it has not been pre-shrunk by the manufacturer. Check the label before laundering. If machine washing linens, use warm water and a short, gentle cycle. Separate colors before washing. Many linens may bleed. Dry linen garments on a clothing rack or hanger. Have all pieces of your
Frugal Francine was always looking for ways to save money. She invested in her wardrobe, knowing the value of good design and good designers, but when it came to taking care of her fashionable frocks, Francine figured she would do it on her own. But that strategy turned tragic and expensive for Francine. Here’s what
Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season. Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season. Wash and dryclean everything before storage. Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age. Dirt and food are also invitations to insects.
Week after week you drop your clothes off to be cleaned. After we process your order, how can we tell your navy blue wool pants from the many other navy blue wool pants we receive? That’s easy. Before a garment goes through our drycleaning operation we give it a tag, so we can identify its
The other day, a customer asked “I washed a comforter that shrank. What happened?” Well, some natural relaxation shrinkage can show up after cleaning household items such as comforters, bedspreads, and blankets. There is usually a fullness of the backing or shell fabric, causing a puckered appearance. Also, any piping borders, quilting stitches, and seams
Some sneaky stains can be a real head scratcher for us if we are working with incomplete information. You may not realize it, but some stains can be made up of compound elements beyond just the obvious presumed cause of the problem. Coffee stains, for example, often contain milk or other additives, making the stain
1. Club soda is not a cure-all stain remover. Successful stain removal depends largely on the nature of the stain, the type of fabric, and colorfastness. Home remedies more often makes the situation worse, not better. If you must do something – never rub a stain. Blot the stained area. This may help remove some