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12 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

The bottom sheet secret.

Figuring out how to fit the fitted bottom sheet can be frustrating – which side is the long one and which the shorter? If you chose a striped sheet, it’s easy since almost all bedding stripes run the long way. For everything (and everyone) else, here’s the secret: find the care tag. It’s always in […]

06 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Holiday follow-up.

Before you stow away remains of the celebration, make sure everything is clean and ready for another year. We clean messy Santa suits, pitchy tree skirts, eggnogged lapels and almost everything else. We regret the ugly that’s woven into Christmas sweaters is beyond modern cleaning technology.  Here’s to a bright (and clean) New Year for everything […]

04 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Happy 2019!

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Even the most extreme optimists will agree with Oprah Winfrey on this New Year’s wish – a fresh year with new opportunities and challenges, new rewards and surprises. New friends and new ideas. We wish you all the very best and […]

28 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Resolutions for Tuesday.

First, Peace and love for all. Followed by the usuals: eat better, smile more, lose weight, learn something new, share, drink more water, walk. To that we’ll add “Say Hello” to someone new every day. We say hello a lot every day as part of our job. And the more we do it, the more […]

26 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Boxing Day defined.

Last century, English servants were given a gift box and the day after Christmas off. Today, it’s celebrated as a day of charity, hospitality and feasting on leftovers with family and friends. It’s a holiday for some, with closed offices, schools and many businesses. And it’s an enormous travel day for returns home from holiday […]

22 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Last-minute preparations.

Be sure to pick up your cleaning before we close for Christmas to spend time with friends and family. Check our holiday schedule if you have last-minute rush orders, we’ll do everything we can to take care of your cleaning needs. Next week, we’ll be home, celebrating and relaxing. To quote from classic favorite “Miracle […]

14 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Holiday travel plans.

Make your trip easier by packing smarter. Choose a travel wardrobe that will do double or triple duty for extended options. Use plastic wrap from your cleaning to separate items and prevent wrinkling. Stuff shoes with stockings and underwear. Pack complete children’s outfits, complete with socks and underwear, in zip plastic bags. Have safe, easy […]

06 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Quilt care.

If you’re lucky enough to own a hand-made quilt, you’ll want to keep it aslong as possible.  Twice a year folded quilts should be opened and aired, hopefully outdoors in fresh air before careful inspection and refolding, in a different pattern than before to minimize permanent creases. Keep quilts out of direct sunlight to prevent […]

02 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

To bleach or not to bleach.

Chlorine laundry bleach can irritate skin, eyes and lungs and weaken natural fabric fibers. Four other methods for whitening laundry, some of them as old as washing itself. The juice of half a lemon added to regular detergent in your next load will brighten and freshen. Hydrogen peroxide in a 3-percent solution can whiten whites, […]

30 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Freshen your workout.

Keep gym clothes fresh by presoaking in warm water mixed with an ounce of laundry detergent and the juice of a lemon to penetrate water-resistant technical fibers like Spandex and Lycra.  The lemon’s citric acid helps break down oily buildup. Gently scrub armpits, neckline and any other stained or odor-retaining areas before soaking overnight. Then […]