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08 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Skip ahead this Sunday.

You’ll lose an hour to Daylight Savings but you can make up for it with our time-saving cleaning and laundry services. Whether we pick up and deliver or serve you from our counter, let us take care of your all your household linens and garment cleaning and ironing. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1743

06 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Rest easy.

There’s nothing as comfortable as a freshly made bed, with crisp clean sheets, luxurious pillows and cozy warm blankets, quilts or duvets. Online resource Remodelista offers tips about bedding laundry, here are a few highlights. Use a minimum of a low-impact detergent, avoid heat and never use softener or dryer sheets — they make fabric less […]

28 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Wool coat care.

Clean everyday coats twice a season to prevent dinginess. Remove surface dirt after wearing with a stiff brush, spot clean collar and cuffs with a damp cloth and mild soap.  Hang a damp coat where air can circulate, not crushed in a closet, to avoid odors. We have years of experience with cleaning woolens, and every […]

22 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Makeup explosion.

When powder makeup gets on dark clothing (always when you’re in a hurry) ignore the instinct to brush it away. Rubbing spreads the mess and pushes the powder into the fabric. Blow instead, using canned air, hair dryer or your breath. Makeup remover on a cotton ball should pick up what’s left. We can remove […]

09 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Starch or not?

We can go both ways – let us know if you like a lot or a little starch for crispness. Or do you like a smooth softer feel instead? Our professionals launder and press shirts and blouses with the finish you like best. Not all shirts are the same and some fabrics need more or […]

07 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Cuffs, pro and con.

A man can add style, professionalism and a dressy touch with the right trouser cuffs.  While even jeans can benefit from a simple cuff, tuxedo trousers are always finished plain. Invented in the early part of the 20th century, cuffs protect against damage, fraying, mud and general wear and tear. Today, cuffs on any trousers display […]

03 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Alterations options.

How much can we help when the size isn’t right? Blouse a shirt sleeves can be shortened, collars and cuffs replaced. Moving the collar button a quarter-inch can improve fit. The shoulders and chest are unalterable.  Pants can usually be taken in or let out two to three inches. Shortening legs is easy, lengthening not so.  Of […]

30 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Take extra care.

Popular Scienceadvises how to get more life out of your clothes, with four easy tips.  Launder less often, some even advise washing jeans once a year! Turn your clothes inside out before washing to reduce friction. Avoid heat, especially for synthetic fabrics and blends. Try line drying to make everything last much longer. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1719

26 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Fabric science 101.

There’s a lot to learn about the differences between natural and synthetic fabric, since every fabric needs different cleaning procedures. Synthetics are sensitive to heat and oils, like sunscreens. They hold color better than natural fibers and don’t shrink or wrinkle like cotton. Garment care tags are the best guide to effective cleaning, whether you […]

24 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Boot season.

Winter boots can serve for many years, but proper care will extend their wearable life. Clean them often with a brush to dried-on soil. Store them upright, using boot trees to avoid creases. Use a boot dryer when they get soaked, never prop them next to a heat source. Oil the leather regularly, especially the […]