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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

Scaring Away Those Halloween Stains

Traditional Halloween costumes— ghosts, goblins, and ghouls—are simple to clean, but what do you do with the more intricate costumes for both children and adults? Many of these garments are custom made with various fabrics and trims and have no care label. Careful examination and testing may help to predict the serviceability and practicality of

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

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

How to remove salt stains from pants

Of all the things we can think of that stain our clothes- wine, coffee, cooking oils, or even blood– salt probably doesn’t come to mind. But the truth is that salt residue from icy roads or driveways can do a number on our pants, especially denim jeans. Salt stains, or snow stains, aren’t the easiest

Removal of Clothing Stains

Whether it’s a new or well-worn, treasured garment, everyone hates to have clothing stains. We understand, and will always use our best efforts to make clothing stains go away. Sometimes it’s pretty easy – sometimes not. Either way, we have the professional expertise to do the job. Successful removal of clothing stains depends largely on

How to remove armpit stains

Ever notice an unsightly yellow stain on the armpit area of your favorite shirts and tops? You're not alone; it happens to everyone. Even a tiny amount of sweat can leave stains on certain fabrics. The odor from body sweat can also linger on fabrics, especially workout and running clothes. So, how do you get

A Few Tips for Taking Care of Polyester & Nylon Clothing

When buying everyday clothing, we often come across synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon. These fabrics are lightweight, resistant to shrinkage, wrinkles and stretching, and generally easy to care for. Polyester is often used to create blends that make cotton and other fabrics more durable. Nylon fabrics are stronger and softer. On the other

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