Archive | October, 2015

31 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Bye bye Daylight Savings.

This Sunday, Daylight Savings Time ends and it’s time to store your warm weather clothes. Fall back and make closet space for bulkier winter clothes. Moth balls can cause eye and skin irritation — instead use cedar chips or dried lavender sachets. Be sure to clean everything thoroughly before storage—stains and yellowing can develop over […]

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29 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Halloween’s not so scary.

You’d be surprised how many costumes we clean every year. Before you jump into that skeleton suit or Godzilla’s bridal gown from last year, let us make sure it’s clean and fresh. Need ideas? Here’s a fun Pinterest page with everything from black Jell-O shots to homemade costumes for men. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1005

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25 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Socks.

“The Tooth Fairy has a sister named the Sock Fairy, which is why every time you open the dryer a sock is missing and instead you find coins.” Keeping the footsies in pairs won’t be a challenge if you launder every pair in a mesh lingerie bag. That’s how we do it. But until they start […]

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23 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Luxury goat hair.

Luxe cashmere comes from the underbelly of goats living in the Gobi desert. When the goats molt in late spring, workers comb to remove the undercoat of superfine fibers from the belly. After cleaning and refining, the fibers are spun into yarn. Before you invest in a cashmere garment, check for loose fibers prone to […]

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16 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Corduroy wales.

Classic autumn favorite corduroy needs special cleaning care to preserve the rich velvety pile and prevent shrinking. If your corduroy is garment is washable, check the label for specifics before throwing it in the wash. Never wash with lint producers like fleece, felt or terry. Use the right water temperature, wash like colors together, and turn […]

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14 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Boyfriend jeans.

The look started when women chose the slightly baggy, faded and relaxed jeans from their man’s side of the closet instead of the tight trendy skinny fit. In less than two years, the look has become the most popular denim trend, especially at the over-$200 premium level. It always makes us oldtimers chuckle to see […]

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10 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Time for plaid.

Back in the 1500’s, plaid patterns identified rival Scottish clans. Great Britain banned wearing plaid for the last half of the 18th century to punish for the Scots rebellion. By the time plaid made it across the Atlantic, it was adopted by cowboys, lumberjacks and, in the 90’s, grunge bands like Nirvana popularized the classic/cool patterns. […]

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08 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Trouser tips.

Trouser tips. Before hanging or storing trousers, remove the belt and empty the pockets. Check for stains, tears or spots before hanging on a wooden hanger in an uncrowded closet. Minor wrinkles can be steamed away – hang near your shower or use a steamer. Whether wool or cotton, dressy or casual, we’re specialists at […]

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04 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Prepare early.

Prepare early. Holiday guests should be a joy, not a chore. Now’s the time to get your guest room ready. Clear the closet and reline the dresser drawers. Strip the bed and flip the mattress. Linen or cotton sheets and pillowcases should be flawless (we can help with professional laundering and hotel-crisp ironing). Make up […]

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02 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Sweaters, 101.

Colder weather means sweaters, and caring for your knitwear is easy when you know a few simple tricks. The number one rule: never stretch by hanging. Always fold. How often to clean? Every four wearings, unless you spill, sweat or are around smoke. Pills? Remove carefully with a razor, one at a time or use […]

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