Archive | January, 2013

31 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Want another trick for dryer sheets?

Cut out the spray chemicals when trying to prevent bugs from biting while outside – instead, stash a dryer sheet in your pockets – it acts as a repellant without putting anything on your skin. Layer dryer sheets between stacks of folded linens in your closet – the fresh scent will help keep prevent stale […]

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25 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Eco-friendly fashion

Mother Earth is thanking the fashion industry this year – why you ask? The past year has brought more recognition about the importance of sustainable fashion choices.  Bamboo and linen/flax (the oldest known fabric ) are making a comeback and are easily created.  Wools are back in the good graces of even the most sensitive […]

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23 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Green up the new year

Save the planet, one item at a time – let us know if you want to help us reduce this new year.  Ask us to fold your sweaters and shirts – they will be returned in a recyclable paper bag in a group instead of multiple hangers and packaging for each item. Small steps lead […]

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18 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Are your shirts getting tipsy?

Have you noticed a dark spot at the tips of your shirt collars?  Are certain shirts, like your blue ones, more noticeably tipped, while others aren’t at all?  Did they seem to just appear, doing a “vanishing ink in reverse” trick? What you have noticed is the adhesive from the shirt’s construction finally showing through […]

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16 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Ring around the…

Collar and cuffs gets worse over time. Unfortunately, these high friction points are hard to protect. Over time soil, sweat and abrasion causes the fabric to break down, making it more susceptible to discoloration and permanent staining. We take extra care in using the proper cleaning methods and pre-treatments to get these nasty rings out […]

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12 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Out of the blue?

Turning pink? Certain knits interact with various chemicals in lotions, perfumes and food to name a few, and after cleaning, leave a pink spot behind.  Don’t spin your wheels trying to cover up this spotty problem; re-dying clothes after manufacturing is never successful. The dye won’t cover and will discolor everything in the wash next […]

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07 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Hang or fold?

Can’t decide when doing laundry whether it’s best to hang or fold an item? Pay attention to the design and dimensions – will the the hanger leave marks past the shoulder on sweaters? Will the weight of the garment cause it to stretch or sag when you go to put it on?  If so, opt […]

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05 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Ink load

Did you forget to empty your pockets when doing the laundry? Nasty ink stains on your favorite khakis or towels? Try not to re-wash the items–the heat from the process can set in the ink permanently.  Bring whatever items you want salvaged for dry cleaning, pronto.  We have special agents made specifically to remove ink […]

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03 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Post-holiday sweet spots?

Did you think you were playing it safe with white wine and spritzers only to find nasty stains and marks on your party clothes?  Those sugary spills soak into the fabric and, when cleaned, take the dye right out with them. White wines may taste sweet, but they are sneaky when it comes to leaving […]

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