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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

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