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Preventing Everyday Mildew on your Clothing

May 13, 2017

A typical New England summer features a lot of humidity and that creates the perfect conditions for mildew growth. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your clothes from growing mildew. The key to preventing mildew is to avoid storing soiled articles in damp conditions. Don’t let dirty clothing lie around

Go Green with Reusable Canvas Laundry Bags!

May 05, 2017

According to some estimates, over 5 billion plastic bags are used annually and each plastic bag can take hundreds of years to decompose. When they do decompose, they leave small particles behind that pollute the environment. The plastic poly bags used for your dry cleaning break easily and are usually thrown into the garbage after

Preserving June Wedding Memories

April 18, 2017

You want to feel and look like a princess on your wedding day. You spent hours trying on dresses, finally finding the perfect gown. Once the day is over how do you care for your beautiful dress to either preserve your dress as a keepsake, or perhaps for your own daughter to wear on her

Keep your whites bright!

March 02, 2017

Spring and summer bring out the brightest of colors – reds, pinks, yellows, purples, blues, and especially whites. If you want to keep your whites bright and looking good, read on.   In their natural state, many fabrics have an off-white or yellowish cast and are, therefore, often bleached to remove their natural color. Manufacturers

How Do You Like Your Shirts Starched?

February 27, 2017
We all have our own preferences for how much starch we like in our shirts. That's why Utopia Cleaners takes care to remember each customer's shirt laundry preference. But what are the pros and cons of using starch for the shirt and for you? By choosing no starch, light or heavy starch, we can choose

More Laundry Problems: Lint and Pills

February 22, 2017

Do you find lint and pills on your clothing when you pull them out of the washer? If you do, read on to learn how to treat these problems. Lint Before you wash, you need to look to see if your loads have “Lint Producers”. Lint Producers are types of clothing that create lint that

Keeping Athletic Uniforms Clean

February 16, 2017

With Spring comes the arrival of the spring sports season in Boston – and Spring athletic uniforms for student and professional athletes. As sports uniforms are bound to experience significant soiling and wear, special attention should be paid to their care. Sports uniforms are usually made from synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, spandex, or

Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing

February 07, 2017

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 produces an oily resin that causes the familiar rash. When clothing comes in contact with poison ivy the oil remains on the fabric. The

Updating Your Fall Closet

January 11, 2017

The first step toward having a great wardrobe is being able to work with what you already own. You may think you need to start from scratch, but what about those great clothes you already have in your closet? If you have a great skirt and no matching blazer, why buy a new set? Just

Stain Removal Tips – Lipstick, Gum and Chocolate

January 07, 2017

Every now and then, our customers would inquire about home stain removal tips for makeup, wine, oily food, milk and so on. We try to answer some of these question on this blog. In this post, we provide three home stain remedies for lipstick, gum and chocolates. Lipstick One home remedy for removing lipstick is