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Cleaning and Caring for American Flags

October 13, 2016

After a fun-filled 4th of July holiday, it’s time to clean up. Besides the grill, the dishes, the stained clothing and tablecloths, you probably also have a variety of American flags to clean and put away in storage as well. Here are some tips for cleaning and caring for your flags. Cleaning flags made of

Staying Current with Men’s Officewear

September 25, 2016

In the age of the “power suit” and the short attention span, wearing something that is uncomfortable or makes a man look comical can spoil a meeting and take the focus from “this year’s projected growth” to “Oh, my, what is he wearing?” With so many different types of clothing now becoming acceptable in the

Fur Clothing Care

September 13, 2016

Fur clothing is made from animal hides that still have the hair attached. The most common types of fur clothing include fox, mink, sable, rabbit, chinchilla and seal. The presence of hair means that fur clothing requires special care. Store fur garments during the summer. This generally requires a refrigerated unit made specifically for this

A Guide to Home Stain Removal

August 15, 2016

When it comes to stains, there are some instances where it is better to let your dry cleaner do the work. This applies especially if the stains are numerous or cover a large area, if the stains require a chemical procedure for which you are not equipped, if the fabric is fragile or highly sized,

Fashion or a Pain in the Necktie?

July 07, 2016

Neckties are both a fashion statement for men and a problem for cleaners. The fabric used for ties is cut diagonally to the weave, or “on the bias,” so it makes a neat knot when worn around the neck. Unfortunately, this type of cut is easily distorted or stretched, causing puckering and fullness. In many

Sunscreens may leave invisible stains on your clothing

June 30, 2016

With the arrival of hot, sunny days comes the need for sunscreens and suntan lotions. While most of us use these products to help protect our skin from the sun, others use them to enhance their skin tone.   Unfortunately, the components found in most sunscreens and suntan lotions can stain fabrics. Most of these

How to minimize color loss

June 13, 2016

Garments lose color for various reasons. Contact with bleach or household cleaning products can disturb dyes, resulting in white discolorations. Same with hair preparations and other moisture solutions or perfumes and other substances containing alcohol. “Fugitive dyes” are not colorfast to cleaning solutions and are the biggest manufacturer-related problem reported by the International Textile Analysis

Cleaning Draperies, Bedspreads and Comforters

February 21, 2016

We know that creating that special ambiance in your home took time. Whether your home furnishings are custom-made or off-the-shelf, to prevent damage from the sunshine and humidity in Boston’s summers, all household items need a thorough professional dry cleaning from time to time to extend their useful life. That’s where we come in. Draperies

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

Cleaning winter stains from your clothing

February 03, 2016

Boston looks beautiful in a sea of snow, though it can be arduous to  trudge through the snow and tread the slush on the streets. Worse, slush and street splash contains salt and debris that leave white stains on your clothing while salt buildup can bleach the color of your pants. It is important to