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How to Speed Up Laundry Day

March 11, 2018

Laundry always seems to take too long. Each step — sort, wash, dry, and fold — takes time.  There are ways to simplify and speed up the process. Sort Ahead of Time Don’t wait until laundry day to sort. Use separate baskets and put your jeans or shirts in the right basket at the end

Removing Mud Stains from Clothing

March 06, 2018

Here in Boston, we love to enjoy the outdoors in Spring, Summer and Fall. We can go camping, play sports like soccer or baseball, hiking, all in good nature fun. Of course, it rains sometimes and the ground can get a little or a lot muddy. Needless to say, some of that muddy mess can

Buying and Cleaning Sweaters

March 03, 2018

As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative

Keeping Your Uggs Clean

November 23, 2017

Ugg boots are typically made of twin-faced sheepskin with fleece on the inside. They are a popular item in our winter wardrobe and many celebrities have been spotted wearing Uggs. In wintry weather, Uggs often develop stains from the snow and slush we trudge through. Here are a few tips to help you keep your

How do you remove stains caused by cough syrup and other medicines?

November 06, 2017

You’re sick with a cough or cold, but you have to go to work because those office deadlines won’t wait. Or you cut yourself and need some first aid. Then you spill cough syrup, topical ointment, or cream on one of your favorite outfits. Here’s a quick fix until you can get the garment to

Confronting Summertime Food Stains

August 19, 2017

Your picture of paradise may include cheeseburgers, soda, ice cream, pizza, and other summertime favorites, but that picture undoubtedly doesn’t include spots on your shorts and shirts.  For a care-free stainless summer, bring stained items to us. First Things First Read the care instructions. Know whether your shirt is washable or dry-cleanable.  Bring dry-cleanable garments

Back To School Tips for Clothing Care

August 11, 2017

In Boston, getting ready for another year of school almost always calls for at least one shopping trip. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or college student you’ve got some looking good to do this year. The most important thing for students is to be comfortable in what they’re wearing. That allows the mind to focus

Look your best on the slopes!

July 16, 2017

Instead of sulking over the brutal snowy winter, how about embracing it with some fun activities such as snowboarding or skiing? Whether you are spending a ski weekend in New Hampshire or perhaps the Blue Hills ski area just outside Boston, your ski jackets, pants and gloves do get soiled at the end of the

How to Prevent and Treat Sweater Pilling

June 20, 2017

Do you find yourself unwilling to wear your favorite and most expensive sweaters because of pilling problems? Sweater pilling is unavoidable regardless of the quality or the cost of your sweater. With natural wool, this problem can turn out to be all the more challenging when compared to artificial fibers and acrylics. Here are some

Make Draperies Last

June 08, 2017

Draperies can susceptible to a wide variety of problems, ranging from shrinkage and fading to stains and abrasion damage. Too often we only think of cleaning draperies after they’ve been framing our windows for a few years. Sometimes problems can develop over time while they are just hanging there, doing their job of beautifying out