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Four Tips for Dealing with Delicate Clothing Items

April 26, 2018 10:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Those hardy sweaters, failsafe denim jeans and tough wool socks can still look good even after being thrown into the dryer for a spin after a rough tumble in the washer. But your favorite suit jacket, lace undergarments or luxurious silk shirt requires a much more delicate touch. Well-made, high quality garments are well worth the investment as they will be a tried and true staple of your closet that you can rely on for years to come. But even the most expensive wardrobe or designer clothing can be ruined by moths, moisture issues or improper care. Taking the time... View Article

What Does Spot Cleaning Mean?

April 26, 2018 4:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

So, you bought a fancy new gown or suit and the label clearly states that the cleaning instructions are to “spot clean only,” but you’re not sure what that means. No worries! The meaning is actually quite simple and implies that the fabric used to make your clothing can’t be safely washed in a typical household washing machine, or even by hand. Likely because it includes hand-sewn embellishments such as beading, lace or rhinestones, your garment might require several different cleaning methods that only a professional will be able to perform. Here’s why your best bet is to take any... View Article

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

April 12, 2018 4:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Spring has finally arrived, and for most of us, that means it’s time to prepare our homes for the warmer weather with a bit of spring cleaning. This often includes putting a lot of our winter themed home decor items into storage, but it leaves many people wondering about the best time to wash fabric items such as tablecloths or comforters. Depending on your storage system, you might want to wash these items before they’re put into storage so that they’re ready to go come next winter. However, some prefer to wash them at the start of the season, especially... View Article

Beware of Bleach!

April 10, 2018 8:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When we spill coffee, wine or ketchup on a new white dress, typically our first instinct is to use bleach. Unfortunately, this common household item can also produce the most harm to your clothing. This harmful chemical destroys your favorite clothes and can be extremely dangerous. The process of bleaching makes it obvious why hiring a professional is the most effective way to remove these challenging stains. The Damaging Process of Using Bleach to Treat Stains Although many of us were raised to use bleach on tough stains, this typical household agent can tatter your clothing. Many of our ancestors... View Article