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21 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Red wine stains.

Here’s a new red wine stain removal trick from the Food Network. Flush the stain with white wine to remove as much stain as you can, blotting between rinses. Follow with distilled white vinegar rinses to get the last of the red out. Then launder as usual. Or promptly bring the stained garment to us, for expert […]

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19 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Trends for Fall.

Look for pistachio, the color not the nut, everywhere head to toe. Grungy romance in black lace with chains and chokers. Layers and layers of knits, think sweater on top of sweater. Bold colorful hosiery makes a splash. But so does period details like puffy sleeves, capes and Victorian neck ruffles. Expect a lot of […]

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13 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Dry faster.

When you absolutely need it now, give the load an extra spin cycle while it’s still in the washer. It will remove a lot of moisture in just a few minutes. Then, throw a bath towel into the dryer with wet garments. After about 15 minutes, take the towel out and let the clothes finish […]

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01 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Labor Day Weekend.

We’ll be closed Monday to celebrate the end of summer with our families. It’s a time to remember the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” We’ve built our business by providing “painstaking excellence” from our […]

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30 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Ketchup and mustard.

Delicious on a hot dog. Horrible on your shirt. Removing picnic stains promptly is the first remedy. Remove as much mustard or ketchup from the fabric, then rinse in cold water and blot with white vinegar. Pretreat with stain remover or diluted laundry detergent before laundering.  Or bring the whole mess to us. We’re ready to remove […]

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24 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Laundry room money savers.

Most loads in your washing machine can be effectively cleaned with cold water. The only time you really need to use hot water (or bleach) is for germ-killing sanitation on diapers or sickroom linens. Today’s detergents are formulated to work in warm or cold water, and heating water for laundry just adds onto your utility […]

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15 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

“Washless” clothing?

Every time you wash a garment you shorten its life, and use water, energy and time. Now there are garments designed to be odor-resistant. Merino wool products promise days or weeks of no-wash wear. Adding anti-microbial nanosilver particles help prevent odor from bacteria that thrive on perspiration. No-wash clothing does come with a healthy price, […]

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03 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Clean swimwear.

Your bathing suit is made from very special fabrics, usually polyamide, spandex and lycra are used to add stretch and shape. But they’re not made to stand up to machine washing. The best way to wash swimwear is by hand, in lukewarm water, using natural hand soap.  Gently massage and squeeze out excess water (never wring) […]

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30 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Berry stains.

They’re summer’s best treat and their bright colors can stain like nothing else. Stain removal starts with stretching the stained fabric over a large bowl, then pour boiling water through the fabric. This should remove most of the stain, but any lingering color can be released by dabbing the stain with white vinegar before soaking […]

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18 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Gummed up?

Removing smeared chewing gum is a cleaning challenge but website hunker has a few tricks. Put the clothing in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. In the morning, scrape off the gum with a dull knife. Rub an egg white into the remaining gum, then scrub with a mix of white vinegar and dish soap. Launder […]

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