Archive | September, 2015

26 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Spring colors.

Spring colors. Fashion colors for 2016 spring and summer are dominated by five key palettes, previewed by Fashion Snoops website. Seaside is a vibrant collection of mid-tones, highlighted by bubblegum pink, orchid and aqua. Heirloom jewel tones include dark burgundy, evergreen, indigo and grape. Desert Bloom mixes earthy neutrals with rust, copper, marigold, persimmon and […]

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23 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

In a hurry?

Jumping into a freshly ironed garment can actually create new wrinkles and diminish your steamy work. Give the creases a few minutes to set and allow time for the residual moisture and heat to leave the fabric fibers before dressing. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=984

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21 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Wrinkle-free.

The secret to wrinkle-free shirts is a formaldehyde resin finish that stiffens fabric fibers — leading to holes, frays and texture damage from bends and chafing when resin-treated garments go through washing and drying. The net cost? You’d better buy two or three wrinkle-free shirts at a time because they only last half as long as […]

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19 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Swimwear storage.

Before you toss that expensive swimsuit into the bottom drawer, turn it inside out and handwash in mild detergent and warm water, swish to clean – don’t wring – and lay it flat to dry before storing. Or drop it into a mesh lingerie bag and launder using your machine’s gentle cycle and a bit […]

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17 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Summer wedding tips.

Choosing an outfit to attend a summer wedding? Keep the spotlight on the bride by avoiding white, cream or pale pastels. If the ceremony is in a house of worship, cover your shoulders with a sleeved dress or jacket. If the wedding’s outdoors, skip the heels and wear comfortable flats that won’t sink into the […]

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15 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Getting to clean.

Our experts start by tagging and inspecting your items – we look for stains, tears, broken buttons, snagged zippers. You can help by telling us (or marking with masking tape) trouble spots and stains. Our stain removal skills are at their highest when we know what caused the problem. And remember, stains only get worse […]

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13 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Fluff gone?

Lost your fluff?  When towels, robes and washcloths lose their fluffy absorbency, they may just need a good washing. Detergent residue and softeners can build up in the fibers, diminish softness and block the thirsty drying qualities of cotton. Run everything through the washer with a cup of white vinegar and an extra rinse cycle. […]

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10 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The brush off.

Brush your good clothes before putting them back in the closet to remove dust, grime and surface soil before it can penetrate. Use short, quick strokes against the grain, then finish with long smooth strokes in the opposite direction. A bonus benefit, you’ll be able to spot stains, tears or damage that need cleaning or […]

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08 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Clothes feeling snugger?

Check your dryer settings and remember the last 15% of drying time is when shrinkage occurs, and it can be permanent. Dry your clothes on delicate to avoid shrinkage and set the timer for a shorter period. You can always add time to dry, but can’t reverse it if you have dried too long. Another […]

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06 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Cleaning vs. Washing.

Here’s the easy-to-remember rule: Everything can be cleaned, not everything can be washed. Specialty fabrics such as wool, silk, leather and rayon should never be washed. They require professional cleaning and care. Our expert staff is trained to understand how each of these specialty fabrics should be cleaned – and the right cleaning care protects […]

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