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Are your clothes coming out clean?

February 03, 2016

When you do your laundry at home, do the clothes come out clean and fresh looking? Or do you find that your whites come out gray or yellow, and colors have lost their luster and sheen? Take the following steps to prevent your washer from taking away your clothing’s fresh look.  Increase the amount of

Help for laundry that isn’t so clean

January 09, 2016

Poor cleaning of garments after laundering can result from several factors. Failing to sort loads properly, overloading the washer, not pre-treating stains and soils, or not using enough detergent can all result in poor cleaning. You can also improve cleaning performance by following these tips: Soak soiled and stained items in cold water prior to

Using a Laundromat Efficiently in Boston

December 30, 2015

Condos and apartments in the Boston and Cambridge area often do not have washer/dryer hookups. Residents will either use a wash and fold service or do their laundry at a laundromat. For many years, Sarni Cleaners has provided wash and fold service with free pickup and delivery to the Greater Boston community. Recently, we have

Preventing and Treating the Ring Around the Collar

November 30, 2015

  This detergent commercial from the 70s addresses one of the most common garment stains that we all experience – ring around the collar. “Ring around the collar” or cuffs is caused by a combination of body oil and daily soil. To prevent ring around the collar, avoid using too much cosmetics or fragrances around

How to Clean Your House in a Hurry

October 18, 2015

Most of us have been there. Someone is dropping by unexpectedly, or you lost track of time and realize now you have very little time for cleaning the house before an event. The next time that happens to you, take heart. Here are home cleaning tips for faster cleaning. Place Your Supplies in a Bucket

Cleaning “spot clean only” garments

October 16, 2015

Do you have a garment with a care label that says “spot clean only”? If you do, it means that the garment should not be cleaned in its entirety, whether dry cleaning, wet cleaning or handwashing. This could be due to embellishments like beads on the garment, the blend of fabrics or the dyes used

The Twelve Holiday Parties: Holiday Spills and Splashes (Part II)

October 15, 2015

Before the fourth holiday party, my silk dress said to me, “Please be delicate when you iron me.” How should I respond? Answer: Wrinkles should fall out of silk if allowed to hang properly. If ironing seems necessary, iron on a low temperature, 250-300 degrees. Before the fifth holiday party, my husband said to me,

Know More About Shirts

October 04, 2015

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. A fresh, laundered and well-pressed shirt is essential. We successfully launder hundreds of shirts every day. And we are very good at it. But, like all things, shirts can outlive their useful life or exhibit other problems. Whether your shirts are store bought,

Caring for your linen garments

September 22, 2015

Linen, known for its crisp, smooth finish, is a popular spring and summer fabric. Unfortunately, with that crisp finish comes with the tendency to wrinkle easily, and manufacturers have responded by producing linen with blends of other fabrics to help make linens more wrinkle resistant. These blends offer two advantages over pure linen-they are able

Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

August 30, 2015

It’s a whole lot easier to get rid of unwanted guests before they become permanent residents. Mysterious stains sometimes appear on clothes after a period of time in storage. Faint stains may also appear worse or stains “invisible” to the naked eye may show up only after the garment is cleaned. Making sure clothing is