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22 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

The 1600 B.C. Cleaners.

A historic clay tablet, held at the British Museum, documents a conversation between a professional Mesopotamian cleaner and his particular client. After specifying the source of water for washing, the type of drying wind, and the sort of stones to press the luxury garment, the full-service cleaner answered, “I’ll show you a washing place and you […]

20 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Saggy sweater blues.

When a favorite knitted warmer starts growing, don’t despair. We can help bring it back to shape. Let us know and we can block it the right size and shape when we clean it. We’ll even keep measurements on file for special garments – remember, we’re customer service specialists. May we serve your sweater’s special […]

16 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Luck of the Irish.

The Irish laundryman jokingly ask, “Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover?  You don’t want to press your luck.”  Whether you’re celebrating all things green and orange this Sunday or not, remember there are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.  Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1747

14 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Colors of Spring.

There’s a fresh new color palette in fashion this season to brighten your wardrobe and it’s pretty and exciting. Yellow verbena is a cheerful variation, turmeric orange pairs easily with browns, greens and blues. Pistachio green, aka sage, mint or seafoam, looks elegant paired with white jeans. Fiesta red always grabs attention and looks gorgeous. […]

08 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Skip ahead this Sunday.

You’ll lose an hour to Daylight Savings but you can make up for it with our time-saving cleaning and laundry services. Whether we pick up and deliver or serve you from our counter, let us take care of your all your household linens and garment cleaning and ironing. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1743

06 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Rest easy.

There’s nothing as comfortable as a freshly made bed, with crisp clean sheets, luxurious pillows and cozy warm blankets, quilts or duvets. Online resource Remodelista offers tips about bedding laundry, here are a few highlights. Use a minimum of a low-impact detergent, avoid heat and never use softener or dryer sheets — they make fabric less […]

28 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Wool coat care.

Clean everyday coats twice a season to prevent dinginess. Remove surface dirt after wearing with a stiff brush, spot clean collar and cuffs with a damp cloth and mild soap.  Hang a damp coat where air can circulate, not crushed in a closet, to avoid odors. We have years of experience with cleaning woolens, and every […]

22 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Makeup explosion.

When powder makeup gets on dark clothing (always when you’re in a hurry) ignore the instinct to brush it away. Rubbing spreads the mess and pushes the powder into the fabric. Blow instead, using canned air, hair dryer or your breath. Makeup remover on a cotton ball should pick up what’s left. We can remove […]

09 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Starch or not?

We can go both ways – let us know if you like a lot or a little starch for crispness. Or do you like a smooth softer feel instead? Our professionals launder and press shirts and blouses with the finish you like best. Not all shirts are the same and some fabrics need more or […]

07 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Cuffs, pro and con.

A man can add style, professionalism and a dressy touch with the right trouser cuffs.  While even jeans can benefit from a simple cuff, tuxedo trousers are always finished plain. Invented in the early part of the 20th century, cuffs protect against damage, fraying, mud and general wear and tear. Today, cuffs on any trousers display […]