Laundry and Dry Cleaning Tips!

October 17, 2017

Cleanability Codes for Upholstery Fabrics

Cleanability Codes for Upholstery Fabrics: We frequently have customers bring us upholstery fabrics-having wrestled them off the cushion- to dry clean. After they have worked so hard we hate to disappoint them but there are several reasons that this is not a good idea: Often upholstery fabric is coated with a resin to give it body and extra strength and […]
August 7, 2017

Sunscreen and Suntan Lotion Stains

Hot, sunny days require sunscreen and suntan lotion. While most people use these products to help protect their skin from the sun, others use them to enhance their skin tone. Unfortunately, the components found in most sunscreens and suntan lotions can cause stains to fabrics. Most of these skin care products contain oils to make them moisture-resistant. They may also […]
July 18, 2017

How do I clean my down pillows?

So you have the perfect pillow, the best combination of soft and support, but you (and maybe the dog) have been sleeping on it for the past 6 months. Hair oils, perspiration, and dust mites do accumulate during use and you feel that it’s time to freshen it up. What to do? If you like to “do it yourself”, first […]
May 5, 2017

Summer Storage of woolen Garments

Yay! It’s time to put your sweaters and wool garments in the back of the closet for several months and pull out those light and bright summer clothes! However, before you store your winter wardrobe there are a few points to remember. First, make sure everything is clean. Many spills dry clear and are invisible during a casual inspection but […]
April 7, 2017

A Shirt’s Life

By: Sarah W. Ok, you know that one shirt? The one you wear at least once a week because it looks great and is so comfortable? You might not even have noticed that the collar is beginning to fray or that the armpits are yellowed. Listen man, unlike that t-shirt you wear only on Saturdays (not judging here – I […]
March 7, 2017

Silk and Rayon Fabric Care Tips

Silk and rayon fabrics are widely used in both men’s and women’s apparel. In today’s markets, these fabrics can be seen in high-end designer wear as well as casual wear. Silk and rayon are popular fabrics because they accept dyes well, from the deepest black to the most subtle pastel. Both fabrics have a pleasing natural sheen and they “breath”, […]
February 9, 2017

High efficiency washers

High efficiency home washers continue to gain popularity and why not? They offer long term cost savings in both water and energy usage and long term environmental benefits. What’s not to like?  Well, we are hearing complaints about fabrics not getting clean, long cycles and musty odors. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your HE washing […]
January 4, 2017

Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?

Does club soda really help remove accidental spills when you are at a social function? The short answer is “yes” according to the Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI), our 107 year old professional trade association. The DLI recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal and as members we […]
December 3, 2016

Dress Shirts

Dress shirts are probably the most essential and least appreciated part of any man’s wardrobe.  Shirts are taken for granted because they are relatively easy to care for and we expect them to look great forever. However, shirts, like any other garment can suffer problems, primarily due to wear or poor manufacturing processes. “Ring around the collar” is a very […]
October 21, 2016

How do I clean tree skirts before and after Christmas?

Christmas tree skirts are often valuable and treasured holiday items. Some tree skirts are very costly, while others may be family heirlooms. Regardless of their original or sentimental value, tree skirts should be handled with great care. In most cases, tree skirts cannot be safely laundered or drycleaned, because they are adorned with beads, sequins, appliques, lace, felt, quilted designs, […]

 

 

 

April 7, 2017

A Shirt’s Life

By: Sarah W. Ok, you know that one shirt? The one you wear at least once a week because it looks great and is so comfortable? You might not even have noticed that the collar is beginning to fray or that the armpits are yellowed. Listen man, unlike that t-shirt you wear only on Saturdays (not judging here – I […]
March 7, 2017

Silk and Rayon Fabric Care Tips

Silk and rayon fabrics are widely used in both men’s and women’s apparel. In today’s markets, these fabrics can be seen in high-end designer wear as well as casual wear. Silk and rayon are popular fabrics because they accept dyes well, from the deepest black to the most subtle pastel. Both fabrics have a pleasing natural sheen and they “breath”, […]
February 9, 2017

High efficiency washers

High efficiency home washers continue to gain popularity and why not? They offer long term cost savings in both water and energy usage and long term environmental benefits. What’s not to like?  Well, we are hearing complaints about fabrics not getting clean, long cycles and musty odors. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your HE washing […]