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Look your best on the slopes!

Instead of sulking over the brutal snowy winter in Boston, how about embracing it with some fun activities such as snowboarding or skiing? Whether you are spending a ski weekend in New Hampshire or perhaps the Blue Hills ski area just outside Boston, your ski jackets, pants and gloves do get soiled at the end

How to Clean Scarves

Winter is just around the corner. With the average temperature in Boston below 45° during this time of year, it’s time to get your scarves and mittens out of storage. A scarf is not only an accessory that can jazz up an average outfit, but it’s a  practical one that can keep you warm. However, when was the

How do you clean electric blankets?

It gets a little chilly in the Fall in Boston, especially at night. While down comforters are a great option to keep warm in bed, many of us like to use electric blankets too. How do you keep an electric blanket in top condition? Before caring for your electric blanket, first read the care instructions

How to clean baseball caps

We're well into the Boston Red Sox Games season and your favorite player's cap may be looking a bit dingy.  While most components of the baseball uniform, such as shirts, pants, and socks, are machine washable, what about baseball caps? Well, for baseball caps, the preferred method of care is to simply hand wash the

How to Clean a Big and Heavy Bedroom Comforter?

Now that the weather is warming up in Boston, it's the perfect time to do some spring cleaning. When was the last time you washed your bedroom comforter? Comforters don't need to be washed weekly like sheets, but they do tend to accumulate dirt and dander, especially if your furry friends like to lay on

Make Draperies Last

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

Fur Clothing Care

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

Cleaning Draperies, Bedspreads and Comforters

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

Cleanability Codes for Household Fabrics

Upholstered furniture may come with the manufacturer’s recommended method of cleaning. The American Furniture Manufacturers cleanability code may either be permanently attached to the upholstered piece or a part of the hang tag. Upholstery is not covered under the Federal Trade Commission’s Care Label Rule. Labeling of furniture is strictly voluntary. The following cleanability codes

How to CLEAN sleeping bags for camping

After that fun weekend enjoying Mother Nature, it’s time to make sure your sleeping bags are ready for the next trip. These can usually be washed, but because many contain down or fiber filling, you should always check the care instructions before cleaning. Sleeping bags should be washed separately on a gentle cycle. Add detergent