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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

Why Use a Laundry Pickup Service in Boston?

April 17, 2019
You’re busy. Boston’s a busy place with colleges and tech startups and a vibrant cultural scene. Laundry can be a time consuming chore. Wouldn’t you rather spend more time doing the things you love instead of laundry? Here are a few reasons to use a laundry pickup and delivery service. Find More Time How much

Cleaning and Waterproofing Raincoats

April 15, 2019

Raincoats are multi-functional garments that can protect you from rain, wind and snow, keep you warm on cool days, and can even be worn with evening wear. They are indispensable in a Bostonian’s wardrobe. Raincoats come in a variety of fabrics including brushed cotton, water-repellent wool gabardines, blends of polyester and rayon, cotton and wool,

Buying and Cleaning Leather and Suede Clothing

March 23, 2019

Leather looks good and you look good wearing it. To keep it that way, CLEAN IT EVERY YEAR. Our leather specialist knows how to best clean and restore your leather garment. Always clean all matching items at the same time. If staining occurs, bring it to us as soon as possible. DO NOT try to

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

Cashmere Clothing Care

February 24, 2019
Cashmere is a luxurious material, often used to make warm winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves. It is a fiber made from the wool of cashmere goats. It is soft and light with excellent insulation. However, these fibers also have a fine texture and are easily damaged. Cashmere clothing therefore requires

Treating Lice-Infested Clothing

January 12, 2019

Does an infestation of lice mean a cleaning nightmare? Not necessarily. Head lice are adapted for living on a human scalp and nowhere else. Although they can spread as long as the lice or eggs remain alive on the affected person or clothing, they can only survive for 48 hours off the body. The most

How to clean tree skirts before and after Christmas

December 19, 2018

Christmas tree skirts are often valuable and treasured holiday items. Some tree skirts are very costly, while others may be family heirlooms. Regardless of their original or sentimental value, tree skirts should be handled with great care. In most cases, tree skirts cannot be safely laundered or dry cleaned, because they are adorned with beads,