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04 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Sweater care, 2.

Never hang a sweater, it’ll droop and sag. Instead, fold and store in a drawer. If you must hang, fold in half over a cardboard-crossbar hanger (like we do). We can block your sweaters back to shape when we finish them, and our gentle cleaning prevents shrinkage. When your sweater get wrinkled, a light pressing […]

30 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Sweater care, 1.

Remove lint and pet hairs by wrapping your hand with tape, sticky side out. Use your sticky hand, or a lint roller, for a clean look. Pills are removed with a pumice stone, scissors or simply shave them off with a disposable razor. The little snags inside, pull through with a crochet hook and weave […]

22 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Always cleanable, sometimes washable.

Cleaning vs. washing? Here’s the easy to remember rule:  Everything can be cleaned, not everything can be washed.  Specialty fabrics such as wool, silk, leather and rayon should never be washed. They require professional cleaning and care.   Our expert staff has been trained to understand how each of these specialty fabrics should be cleaned – […]

20 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

The classic OCBD.

That’s Oxford cloth button down and there’s at least one in almost every man’s closet. Back in 1896, John Brooks, grandson of the Brooks Brothers founder, took an idea from polo players, buttoning down the collar to keep it out the player’s face, and made it a preppy classic. Today, it’s a trans-seasonal, hard wearing […]

16 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Best-practice laundry tips.

First, zip up. Open zipper teeth will snag and tear more delicate items in the washer and dryer. Check the pockets for tissues, pens (and money), unbutton shirts and hook bras or use a lingerie bag. Securely tie draw strings to prevent them from slipping inside the garment.  Separate colors from whites and wash new […]

08 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

New jeans blues?

Unwashed new jeans can lead to blue dye on your hands and shirt. When dye is transferred by friction, it’s called crocking, and the indigo dye in blue jeans is a notorious crocker. Before you leave blue everywhere, your washing machine is the first stop. Do a first wash with cold water, before the rinse […]

18 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Fresh, fluffy towels.

After a shower or bath, there’s nothing as refreshing as a big, clean terrycloth towel. Home laundry fabric softener can prevent a towel from soaking up water, incompletely rinsed detergent can harden the fibers. If towels aren’t smelling so fresh, add a cup of baking soda to the wash. White vinegar freshens mildewy staleness. Nothing […]

16 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Picnic stains.

Beer stains should be blotted as dry as possible. As soon as possible, rinse the stain with cold water from the back of the stain. Mix liquid laundry detergent (or dish soap) with cold water and soak the stain at least ten minutes. Rinse thoroughly and launder in warm water. Yellow mustard can be tough to […]

02 August 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Fresh workout.

When your favorite fitness gear loses its fresh smell, a few tips from Valetmight help.  First, turn everything inside out before washing to expose what’s the dirtiest. Add a quarter cup of white vinegar to your washer to kill odor-causing bacteria. Special detergents like Win or HEX are formulated to deep clean performance fabrics. And […]

15 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Summer travel tips.

Use plastic dry cleaning bags like tissue paper when you pack. Tuck the bags between your folded clothes to reduce wrinkling. They’re great to wrap around shoes, too. We’re happy to package your garments for travel, folded and individually wrapped in plastic or paper, ready to slip into the suitcase or garment bag. Article source: […]