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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

Preventing and Treating the Ring Around the Collar

This detergent commercial from the 70s addresses one of the most common garment stains that we all experience – ring around the collar. “Ring around the collar” or cuffs on a shirt is caused by a combination of body oil and daily soil. To prevent ring around the collar, you can do the following: Avoid

Cleaning Warm Weather Clothing Takes Care

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather in Boston. With that come many products that can damage our clothing. Here are some quick tips to minimize that damage. Antiperspirant Potential Problem: Build-up from deodorant and antiperspirant products can cause fiber damage and yellowing.  Blue and green on silk and wool are particularly

Shirts and Shirt Laundry Issues

Dress shirts are the most essential part of any man’s wardrobe and are probably the most underappreciated articles of clothing. Shirts are taken for granted because we expect them to look great all the time. Although they are relatively easy for a professional dry cleaner to clean and press, a shirt can suffer problems, including

Preventing Everyday Mildew on your Clothing

A typical New England summer features a lot of humidity and that creates the perfect conditions for mildew growth. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your clothes from growing mildew. The key to preventing mildew is to avoid storing soiled articles in damp conditions. Don’t let dirty clothing lie around

How Do You Like Your Shirts Starched?

We all have our own preferences for how much starch we like in our shirts. That's why Utopia Cleaners takes care to remember each customer's shirt laundry preference. But what are the pros and cons of using starch for the shirt and for you? By choosing no starch, light or heavy starch, we can choose

Clothing Damage – Watch Where You (Hair) Spray

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

Prevent Delayed Stains from Crashing Your Party

It’s a whole lot easier to get rid of unwanted guests before they become permanent residents. Mysterious stains sometimes appear on clothes after a period of time in storage. Faint stains may also appear worse or stains “invisible” to the naked eye may show up only after the garment is cleaned. Making sure clothing is