Archive | June, 2015

27 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Clean sneakers.

We all love the comfort of what we used to call tennis shoes. Now there’s a special shoe for every sport, including lounging and lazing. Most sneakers will clean nicely in the washing machine, tucked in with a load of towels. Take out the insoles and laces first, then rinse off the shoes before laundering. Pricey […]

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25 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Modal?

What’s modal? It’s a type of rayon made from beech tree fibers. This bio-based textile is very soft, ideal for underwear, bedding and towels, often blended with cotton. To clean modal, launder it like you would cotton, but avoid using chlorine bleach. Like cotton, remove from dryer while damp and iron out the inevitable wrinkles. […]

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21 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Wedding emergencies.

Even the best-laid plans can go awry. Double-sided tape, super glue and safety pins can rescue a dropped hem or slippery strap. Sticky zippers yield to a little candle wax rubbed into the teeth. Greasy makeup stains or lipstick can be blotted up with a stain removal wipe, then hidden with baby powder. The most […]

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18 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

No more free pour.

Want your laundry to look dingy gray? Too much detergent will leave unrinsed soil in your garments and the over-sudsing will stress your machine’s pump and drain system. The manufacturers would love you to use more, but if you want clean clothes (at lower cost) stick with the minimum recommended amount, and use the measuring […]

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12 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Après swim.

Beach wear care. Three easy tricks to get more swim from your suit. Before you jump in the sea, or the pool, take a shower and saturate your suit in fresh water. Pool and seawater can deteriorate stretchy fabrics and fade colors. Keep your creams and suntan products on skin and off swimwear. After the […]

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10 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Cushion rescue.

Grimy patio or porch cushions? We may be able to help. Depending on the size, material and condition, our dry- and wet-cleaning experts can add another season’s use to your outdoor upholstery pillows, pads and cushions. Give us a call — we’ll do our best to remove the evidence of summers past. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=918

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06 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Classic cotton.

Summer wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable without classic cotton. Breathable, long-lasting and easy to clean, cotton’s a staple for every wardrobe, from workwear to sportswear, casual to classy. Yes, cotton will wrinkle (we all do, after a few years) but a few laundry tricks can help. Try air drying cottons to avoid shrinkage and fading […]

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04 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Bridal planning, 101.

Book early – caterers, venues, florists and popular bands and DJs are first-come, first-booked. Visit a bridal fair for ideas, connections and free advice from wedding professionals. Is this a good time to mention we are very, very experienced with wedding gowns, alterations, formal wear and the inevitable last minute emergency. You can count on […]

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