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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 – redirected to Back to School

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

What Causes Button Dye Stains?

November 23, 2016

Button dye stains are caused when the dyes on a colored button bleed during cleaning or finishing, creating discolorations or stains on the adjacent fabric. Some dyes used on buttons are soluble in dry cleaning solvents, due to being improperly set by the manufacturer. During cleaning, the dyes soften and stain the surrounding areas. In

Cleaning Band Uniforms

November 19, 2016

We are well into the football season and while many fans may be cheering for the football players are you enjoying the half-time show? Here are some tips to keeping your musical star looking great. Band uniforms are very expensive and generally require professional dry cleaning. They are usually wool or a wool/synthetic blend, and

The Challenge of Cleaning Curtains

November 17, 2016

Despite the availability of hundreds of labor saving devices and packaged products that claim to virtually eliminate housework, until a “magic solution” is found, curtains will still have to be cleaned the old-fashioned way. Window treatments are an investment in time, money, and creativity, so protect your investment by purchasing the right kind of draperies

Damages and Imperfections in Leather and Suede Garments

November 14, 2016

Leather and suede garments are some of our favorite clothing. However, they are not easy to care for. In some cases, after only a short period of wear, leather or suede garments may show local damage. Usually, microscopic examination of the skins in the damaged areas will show that they are less compact and weaker

Clothing Damage – Watch Where You (Hair) Spray

October 14, 2016

Be careful of what hair care products you are using, especially if you have long hair. You may be damaging your clothing. For example, sometimes after cleaning, a mysterious color loss appears on the garment that seems to have no explanation. Usually, this color loss or color change is localized in the neckline, shoulder or