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30 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Vera Wang’s wedding secrets, 1.

Glamour magazine asked Ms. Wang what the most important thing a bride should think about. “She should be herself…when you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, there’s a confidence and an ease that comes through. …When it comes to weddings, there are lots of voices in one’s head, but it all begins and ends with […]

26 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Packing a suit.

Here’s the right way to fold a suit to fit into a carry-on. Lay the jacket flat and button it up, flip over and fold one shoulder over halfway to the middle. Lay the sleeve directly over the fold, repeat with other half. Fold the pants in half lengthwise, then once again. Place the pants […]

24 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Prepare for clean.

A few minutes preparing your laundry before throwing it into the machine will save grief and add life to your clothing. Unroll shirt sleeves and pant cuffs. Zip up zippers to avoid snagging the metal teeth on knits and woven garments. Unbutton button-down collars and button-front shirts to avoid stressing buttons and buttonholes. Tie drawstrings […]

18 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Saggy sweater.

When a favorite knitted garment starts growing, it may be time to bring it back to shape. Let us know and we can block it the right size and shape when we clean it. We’ll even keep measurements on file for special garments – remember, we’re customer service specialists. May we serve your sweater’s special needs? […]

16 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dress the part.

There’s new research proving what we’ve known all along — what we wear influences both how we’re seen by others and how we perceive ourselves. Inc. Magazine says ”there’s a science to dressing for success.” Want to seem trustworthy, authoritative and productive? Wear business clothes. If you want to be seen as creative, cooperative or […]

12 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Skip ahead 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=1305

09 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Stow away.

If you’re ready to store away winter clothing for another year, be sure that’s everything’s clean. Even minor splashes and spills can oxidize and discolor over time. Body oils, perspiration and food or beverage stains can attract insect damage. After cleaning, store everything in breathable garment storage bags and keep stored clothing where temperatures don’t […]

03 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Appreciation day.

Today we celebrate the dedication, ingenuity and friendliness of our staff. We’re proud to employ the wonderful people who answer the phone, clean, finish and deliver your laundry, always with a smile. We’re in the business of taking care of your garments, and without our caring staff we’d be nothing. Next time you deal with […]

25 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Silk.

Quality silk, from lingerie to neckwear, is an investment in luxury. But natural-fiber silk is delicate: simply rubbing a spot can fade color or dull the fabric’s luster. Water or club soda bleeds color bleed and abrades fibers. If gravy spots your power tie or champagne bubbles over the crêpe de chine, stay calm and […]

19 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Save the shoes.

Winter can be rough on footwear (unless you’re wearing flip flops year ‘round) when foul weather, deicer and dirty slush take a toll. When shoes or boots get wet, let them air dry at room temperature before stowing. Wipe stained areas with a damp terry cloth to remove soil and break up any rings. Thoroughly […]