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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

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

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

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