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05 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Slipcover strategies.

To refresh linen, cotton or synthetic fabric that’s been preshrunk and colorfast, you can machine-wash slipcovers.  Launder separate from other articles on gentle in color water with an all-purpose detergent. Air dry or tumble on low, then reposition on the furniture while slightly damp to minimize wrinkles and help with fit if there’s any shrinkage. […]

03 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Stow away winter leathers.

Anything made of leather needs maintenance, especially if it’s been exposed to winter weather conditions. Shoes and boots should be wiped with a damp cloth, especially if salt-stained. Inspect jackets and coats for damage, tears or stains before hanging on a well-padded hanger for storage. Use leather conditioner on dry spots like elbows and seams. […]

26 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Wash before wearing.

New clothing comes with more than just a new look. Almost all fabric is treated with a cocktail of chemicals that can cause irritation. Clothes are treated with preservatives to prevent mold or mildew during shipping. Formaldehyde resins, dyes and chemicals used in manufacturing can lead to contact dermatitis, eczema outbreaks or respiratory problems from […]

18 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Get the most from our cleaning.

Our expert service starts when we tag and inspect your laundry –looking for stains, tears, broken buttons, snagged zippers. You can help by telling us about, or marking with masking tape, trouble spot. Our stain removal expertise is always enhanced when we know the cause so we can use the correct pretreatment. And remember, stains […]

14 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Bulky bedding.

Get a jump-start on spring cleaning — bring us all your bulky bedding – we specialize in cleaning and preparing for safe storage. Our professional staff will make sure your downs, wools and silks are ready for next winter’s storms. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1533

12 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

A little softener goes a long way.

Soap-like fabric softeners coat laundry with a waxy lubricant that lets the fibers slide past each other, reducing wrinkling and smoothing scratchiness. They also make napped fibers stand on end for fluffiness and reduce static cling caused by tumbling in the dryer.  Over time, the waxy coating can create a dingy look and reduce absorbency […]

08 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Off the rack.

Even clothes from top designers don’t always fit right off the rack.  When you find a must-have for this season, buy one size up and bring it to us. Our expert onsite alterations department will tailor your new “fashion must have” to custom perfection. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1527

06 April 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Too much color.

Are your table linens suffering from spring’s brightly colored cakes, eggs, candy or crafts projects? It’s always best to trust the professionals – DIY stain removal can cause more harm than good. For best stain removal results, bring the boo-boos to us right away, and let us know what caused the stain. If anyone can […]

31 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Let us do the wash

Are you getting bogged down by a never-ending pile of household laundry? We offer fast and affordable fluff and fold service. Towels, sheets, kid’s clothes and more – spend your precious time where it counts – and let us do the dirty work in our large-capacity washers. And don’t forget to ask us for an […]

29 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Look out for lavender.

Not the perennial border plant, the color. One of the hottest spring trend colors is soft, feminine lavender. You saw it in on the runway in knits, suiting and formal wear from Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors and you’ll find it on racks in retailers near you. This toned-down purple pastel is flattering, soft and fresh. […]