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16 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Father’s Day saved by haberdashery.

Back in the early 40’s, Father’s Day wasn’t widely celebrated. An association of menswear retailers and manufacturers, including the necktie industry, promoted the June holiday as an occasion to make Dad more dapper. Today, the holiday generates over $13 billion in sales – that’s a lot of neckties!  It seems to be unavoidable that the more expensive […]

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12 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Marks of summer fun.

When chlorophyll, xanthophylls and carotenoids from fresh grass are ground into cotton, removing the complex mix of proteins and organic pigmented compounds can be difficult. Pretreat with a full load’s worth of liquid detergent poured onto the stains. Scrub until the stains start to disappear, wait about ten minutes then launder in cool water. Repeat […]

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07 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Camp comfort.

 With bold prints and patterns, men’s camp collar shirts are always popular for summer with open-neck casual comfort, boxy fit and straight bottom hems. Tuck into chinos or wear oversized over a t-shirt for a fresh look, under a sports jacket for a more classic look.   Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1807

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05 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Sweat happens.

Removing the stains can be a laundry challenge, but Family Handymanoffers a few tips: First, soak the garment in equal parts cold water and white distilled vinegar before laundering as usual.  Stubborn yellowish antiperspirant stains on white fabric can often be removed by scrubbing in 1 part Dawn dish soap mixed with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Let […]

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24 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Honoring those who served.

We’ll be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Join us in remembering the heroes from our families, our community and our country who sacrificed to protect our American way of life. It’s a good time to remember the famous words of John F. Kennedy, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do […]

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22 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Save energy doing laundry.

Consumer Reports says we use around 70 billion kilowatt hours doing laundry at home. To save on your costs, start by using cold water when you can. Increase the spin cycle to remove more water and reduce drying time. Clean the lint filter and dryer duct to keep air moving. If you still use dryer sheets, […]

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18 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Retiring trends.

Donate or sell to make room on the hanger for what’s new. Get rid of overly fitted pieces. Keep well-tailored and loose fits. Gone are those strappy sandals and dad sneakers. Lose the impractical/uncomfortable heels and clumsy extra-large totes, not to mention seriously those no-no-more fanny packs. New trends include one-shoulder tops, mini-skirts (!), neon […]

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10 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Mother’s Day every day.

Give Mom a break from laundry – let us do the chores with professional wet and dry cleaning, laundry and finishing. She’ll appreciate time away from the washer, dryer and ironing board. Call us or drop by for a Mother’s Day gift certificate today. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1789

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04 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Spring closet cleaning.

Create more space by eliminating any garment that is: (1) truly stained or stinky. We can do a lot, but some stains and smells are forever. (2) Damaged beyond repair, even by a talented seamstress. (3) Would you buy it right now? (4) It does not fit. Not now, probably never. (5). Wrong look, wrong […]

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02 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

More wedding trends.

Ferns not your style?  A trend towards industrial rustic sees couples wedding in raw and techy spaces, dressed up with greenery and rich florals contrasting against the warehouse, loft or reclaimed factory setting. The must-have color this season is Living Coral, a warm pink with gold undertones. Use coral accents to brighten cakes, flowers or bridesmaid’s […]

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