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Removing Smoke Odors and Mildew from Clothing

June 01, 2018

Odors from smoke and mildew are usually difficult to remove. This is because these odors can often become trapped in textiles, making them impossible to remove by normal cleaning techniques. Dry cleaning can remove most of these odors by using ozone generators. Oxygen commonly exists in nature as the stable form O2, but it also exists

Keeping Blankets Looking & Feeling Great

May 16, 2018

Blankets are essential items in every home. Blanket composition ranges from synthetic to natural fibers; from non-woven to woven fabrics; and from neutral colors to exotic prints. Caring for (non-electric) Blankets At some point in time, most blankets will need to be cleaned. It is always best to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning blankets.

Can jewelry damage garments during wear?

May 14, 2018

Undoubtedly, the answer is yes. Buttons, baubles, and timepieces can damage beautiful smooth satins, plush chenilles, or soft wools. The damage can usually be found along necklines or sleeve cuffs where a necklace or watch was worn. These accessories frequently have rough edges that rub and abrade the fabric. Damage may not become apparent until

Use a Mesh Bag for Delicate Clothing

April 27, 2018

Washing your delicates in a washing machine can be risky. They can come out with holes, snags and tears.That’s why manufacturers often recommend that they be handwashed. While not a fool proof option, using a mesh bag to wash delicates can protect them from the maw of washing machines, reducing the risk of damage and

Fading Bedspreads and Comforters

March 31, 2018

Now that the winter has ended, you decide to take your favorite bedspread to the dry cleaner for cleaning before storage. But when you get it back, to your horror you discover that the colors have faded substantially. Unfortunately, comforters, quilts, bedspreads, and other household items can sometimes fade during acceptable cleaning procedures. In most

Things to Look for When Buying a Down Comforter

March 28, 2018

Although cleaning down items usually is not a problem, a comforter with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, or become matted. Inspect the comforter for these things before purchasing: Make sure the comforter is well-quilted. Quilting stitches should run both vertically and horizontally with quilting lines about 8–10

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

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