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Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing

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 (Toxicodendron radicans) produces an active irritant called urushiol, an oily resin contained in all parts of the plant, but the leaves are the most

Caring for Your Linen Clothes

Are you wondering how to properly care for and clean any linen garments or items you own? If so, you’re in the right place! Check out the following tips for how to properly care for and clean your linen items to make sure they stay looking fresh. How to Care for Linen Garments Linen is

How Do You Clean Crepe Clothing?

What is Crepe? The fabric crepe was originally made from silk and used to mourn the death of a loved one. Today, crepe is more commonly used in garment construction, as it is suitable for all seasons and many different types of occasions. Evening gowns, dresses, linin garments, suiting and curtains, window treatments and pillows

Back To School Tips for Clothing Care

In Boston, getting ready for another year of school almost always calls for at least one shopping trip. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or college student you’ve got some looking good to do this year. The most important thing for students is to be comfortable in what they’re wearing. That allows the mind to focus

How Do You Clean Cotton Clothes and Household Items?

  Boston can be very hot in summer and clothes made of cotton are a great choice in this weather. Cotton tablecloths, bed linens and other household items are also a favorite. So it’s worth looking into how we can best care for cotton to keep it beautiful for a long time. Washing Cotton Clothes

How to Speed Up Laundry Day

Laundry always seems to take too long. Each step — sort, wash, dry, and fold — takes time.  There are ways to simplify and speed up the process. Sort Ahead of Time Don’t wait until laundry day to sort. Use separate baskets and put your jeans or shirts in the right basket at the end

Laundry Tips for Allergy Sufferers

If you suffer from allergies, your laundry could actually be making your symptoms worse. Here are some laundry tips you can use to ensure yours doesn’t cause flare-ups to happen. Wash in Hot Water A leading cause of allergies is dust mites, which can easily get into bed linens, towels, throw rugs and draperies. For

How to Clean and Care for Modal Clothes

Do you own modal clothing? Modal refers to a type of rayon fabric made from the fibers of Beech trees. Unlike other rayon fabrics that tend to shrink or stretch, modal clothes easily retain their shape and are machine washable and dryable. They do, however, need to be washed after each use except for model pants or jackets

Treating Lice-Infested Clothing

Does an infestation of lice mean a cleaning nightmare? Not necessarily. Head lice are adapted for living on a human scalp and nowhere else. Although they can spread as long as the lice or eggs remain alive on the affected person or clothing, they can only survive for 48 hours off the body. The most

Cleaning Up After a Holiday Feast

The holidays are a time for joy and family, not for worrying about yucky stains on your nice tablecloth.  So, relax, this handy stain removal guide will walk you through some of the most common dinner stains you may encounter this holiday season.  Remember, there is always the option of taking your stained items to