Archive | May, 2017

28 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Men’s spring shopping.

Add a few new pieces to bring your wardrobe into style. Look for a bomber or army-style jacket to wear with lived-in jeans and a graphic t. This season’s relaxed-fit pants are far from baggy: legs are tapered, cropped or cuffed, there’s room in the seat and thighs. Lived-in jeans have rolled or frayed bottoms […]

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26 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Laundry money savers.

Most loads in your washing machine can be effectively cleaned with cold water. The only time you really need to use hot water (with bleach) is for germ-killing sanitation on diapers or sickroom linens. Today’s detergents are formulated to work in warm or cold water, and heating water for laundry can chew into your utility […]

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19 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Stowing winter leathers.

Anything made of leather needs maintenance, especially if it’s been exposed to winter conditions. Wipe shoes and boots with a damp cloth, especially if salt-stained. Inspect jackets and coats for damage, tears or stains before hanging on a well-padded hanger for storage. Use leather conditioner on dry spots like elbows and seams. Frequently worn items […]

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17 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Spring trends.

Spring trends. Everything from risqué bralettes to assymetrical deconstructed shirting, bright fuschia and tulle, UK Vogue editors predict a season of ruffles and uneven hemlines, eighties throwbacks and kitten heels galore.  Whether you’re wearing off the rack, vintage or couture, our cleaning specialists will keep you looking your best in every season. http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1295

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15 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Silk.

Quality silk, from lingerie to neckwear, is an investment in luxury. But natural-fiber silk is delicate: simply rubbing a spot can fade color or dull the fabric’s luster. Water or club soda bleeds color bleed and abrades fibers. If gravy spots your power tie or champagne bubbles over the crêpe de chine, stay calm and […]

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13 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Spring (closet) cleaning.

Make space by eliminating any garment that is: (1) truly stained or stinky. We can do a lot, but some stains and smells are forever. (2) Damaged beyond repair, even by a talented seamstress. (3) Would you buy it right now? (4) It does not fit. Not now, probably never. (5). Wrong look, wrong image. […]

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11 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Mother’s day this Sunday.

Give Mom a break from laundry – let us do the chores with professional wet and dry cleaning, laundry and finishing. She’ll appreciate time away from the washer, dryer and ironing board. Call us for a gift certificate today. http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1344

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09 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Appreciation day.

Today we celebrate the dedication, ingenuity and friendliness of our staff. We’re proud to employ the wonderful people who answer the phone, clean, finish and deliver your laundry, always with a smile. We’re in the business of taking care of your garments, and without our caring staff we’d be nothing. Next time you deal with […]

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07 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Stow away.

If you’re ready to store away winter clothing for another year, be sure that’s everything’s clean. Even minor splashes and spills can oxidize and discolor over time. Body oils, perspiration and food or beverage stains can attract insect damage. After cleaning, store everything in breathable garment storage bags and keep stored clothing where temperatures don’t […]

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05 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Help us help you.

We always inspect incoming laundry – looking for stains, tears, tissues in the pocket, broken buttons or snagged zippers. You can help by tagging anything that needs special attention with a piece of masking tape. Let us know the details, our stain experts can almost perform magic, but it’s always better if they know what caused the […]

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