Archive | September, 2013

28 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Sweater care, lesson one.

As the weather cools, the popularity of sweaters increases. Simple at-home care will keep your knits looking fresh. Remove lint and pet hairs by wrapping your hand with tape, sticky side out. Use your sticky hand, or a lint roller, for a clean look. Pills are removed with a pumice stone, scissors or simply shave them […]

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26 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Switching seasons.

Before you store away your summer favorites, make sure everything’s clean and free of spills and stains. A little white wine spot or Seven-Up spill will oxidize over time, leaving a brown stain. Pack like-colored items together, and keep everything away from light and moisture. If you don’t have closet space, fold everything (with white […]

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21 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Freezing jeans?

It’s one way to save water, but it doesn’t do anything to remove the soil that adds a “worn” smell to your favorite denims. There’s been some publicity for this new home remedy, see http://goo.gl/1h5yCJ The cold may kill a few of the bacteria living inside the pants, but won’t do a thing to remove the […]

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19 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Think pink.

Think pink.  It’s the color for fall, from smoky paler shades to full on bubblegum. Oversized sweats, high shine fabrics and ever-popular animal prints add drama and classics like dark floral prints, masculine tailored suit jackets with cropped trousers give the winter and fall season some depth. Look for a big hounds tooth revival, seen […]

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15 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Get the most from your cleaner.

Our attention to detailed service starts when we tag and inspect your incoming laundry – we look for stains, tears, broken buttons, snagged zippers. You can help by telling us (or marking with masking tape or a safety pin) trouble spots and stains. Our stain removal experts always appreciate knowing what caused the boo-boo so […]

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13 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Sustain your wardrobe.

The added wearability you get from professional cleaning is actually a benefit to the environment. Every extra use you get from a garment reduces your need to buy a new one, and keeps it out of the rag heap or landfill. Our gentle cleaning and laundry procedures add life and comfort to your wardrobe, prevent […]

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07 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Ready for vintage?

Vintage and antique garments are all the rage, but before you buy check these critical five factors:  Look for quality. Well made garments may be more expensive but they’ll be worth it in the long run. Check the fabric. Excessive heat can cause dry rot and separation, especially in collar, cuff and across the seat. […]

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05 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Keep your beauty products on you, not your clothes

According to Cosmopolitan magazine,  lipstick, foundation, and deodorant stains can do a number on your clothes, and so can that spritz of perfume. Most fragrances are alcohol-based, and the alcohol will react with a silk or satin blouse and disrupt the color. The neck’s natural body oils can also discolor the collars of suede and […]

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