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FAQs About Shirt Laundry

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. A fresh, laundered and well-pressed shirt is essential. Utopia Cleaners Boston successfully launders hundreds of shirts every day. And we are very good at it. But, like all things, shirts can outlive their useful life or exhibit other problems. Whether your shirts are

Cleaning “Spot Clean Only” Garments

Do you have a garment with a care label that says “spot clean only”? If you do, it means that the garment should not be cleaned in its entirety, whether dry cleaning, wet cleaning or handwashing. Instead, you should only clean the specific stained or soiled area of the garment, referred to as the “spot.”

Laundry Tips for Moms Returning from Family Vacations

Family summer vacations and the start of a new school year bring excitement and memories, but they also come with a heap of laundry! Whether you've just returned from a relaxing getaway or preparing for the back-to-school rush, handling the post-vacation and back-to-school laundry can be daunting. Fear not! Your favorite Boston dry cleaner, Utopia

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 The fabric crepe was originally made from silk and used to mourn the death of a loved one.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