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14 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Holiday travel plans.

Make your trip easier by packing smarter. Choose a travel wardrobe that will do double or triple duty for extended options. Use plastic wrap from your cleaning to separate items and prevent wrinkling. Stuff shoes with stockings and underwear. Pack complete children’s outfits, complete with socks and underwear, in zip plastic bags. Have safe, easy […]

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06 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Quilt care.

If you’re lucky enough to own a hand-made quilt, you’ll want to keep it aslong as possible.  Twice a year folded quilts should be opened and aired, hopefully outdoors in fresh air before careful inspection and refolding, in a different pattern than before to minimize permanent creases. Keep quilts out of direct sunlight to prevent […]

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02 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

To bleach or not to bleach.

Chlorine laundry bleach can irritate skin, eyes and lungs and weaken natural fabric fibers. Four other methods for whitening laundry, some of them as old as washing itself. The juice of half a lemon added to regular detergent in your next load will brighten and freshen. Hydrogen peroxide in a 3-percent solution can whiten whites, […]

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30 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Freshen your workout.

Keep gym clothes fresh by presoaking in warm water mixed with an ounce of laundry detergent and the juice of a lemon to penetrate water-resistant technical fibers like Spandex and Lycra.  The lemon’s citric acid helps break down oily buildup. Gently scrub armpits, neckline and any other stained or odor-retaining areas before soaking overnight. Then […]

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24 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

After-feast cleanup tips.

Soak cranberry stains 15 minutes in a mixture of one tbsp white vinegar and ½ tsp liquid laundry detergent in a quart of cool water. If the stain persists, sponge with rubbing alcohol and rinse. Scape off gravy spills, sprinkle with baking soda to soak up the grease, then pretreat with a small amount of […]

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09 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Veteran’s salute.

Join us honoring our veterans this Monday, Veterans Day. We’re proud of their service to our country and thankful for the protection they provide for our American way of life. Let’s remember to thank those who serve, those who sacrifice, and their families. Let’s all do what we can to honor our veterans. Article source: […]

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07 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Out of the closet.

Does shared closet space make finding your favorite outfit a hassle? Tired of shuffling dry cleaning bags only to find the pants you were looking for was in another bag with your partner’s jacket?  Let us know on your next visit – we’re happy to package your cleaning separately based on male, female, and children’s […]

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03 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Time change.

When Daylight Savings Time ends, winter’s right behind. Now’s the time to store away your warm weather clothes. It’s a good tradition and a great way to make closet space for the bulkier winter clothes. Just don’t add moth balls to your stored garments — instead use cedar chips or dried lavender. Moth balls contain […]

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26 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Greener cleaning.

Have you avoided buying dry clean only clothes because of some “chemical” reputation? New technology has made cleaning eco-friendly and we’ve invested time and money to switch over. Ask us about our greener processes. Everything from 100% wet cleaning to new environmental-friendly professional cleaning solvents — now there are greener ways to care for your […]

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20 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

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. Or take the easy way out, wear your favorite pajamas, stick a thermometer in your mouth and hold an ice pack to your […]

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