Archives for Care Tips

A good night’s rest.

If you’ve been lucky enough to sleep in a luxury hotel, you know how wonderful it feels to slide between crisp, clean sheets, lie your head on a fresh pillow and slumber like royalty. Keeping bed linens clean is easy if you have a large capacity front-loading washer (like ours). And our professional finishing is impossible to create at home, no matter how long you iron. We clean pillows, duvets, afghans, shams, quilts, blankets, dust ruffles and sleeping bags.


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Appreciation day

Today we’re celebrating the dedication, ingenuity and friendliness of our front-line staff. These are the people who answer the phone, deliver your laundry, answer your questions and time after time greet you at the counter 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 us, take a moment to notice friendliness, helpfulness and accuracy. If we can improve, be sure to let us know. If you’re delighted, let us know that too.  We’re committed to 100% satisfaction – in your cleaning and in our service.


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Wash or clean?

Does the label say washable, but the garment looks and feels like it needs dry cleaning? Some manufacturers avoid marking an item as “dry clean only” even though professional cleaning would keep the garment looking and wearing its best, especially when there’s a special finish on the fabric, tricky trim or complex construction. Bring it in and our fabric experts will give you the best advice. Not to mention our unbeatable finishing – not a crease or wrinkle.


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Zapping a cranky zipper.

When you’re trapped in a stuck zipper, Windex can save the day. First, test a hidden part of the fabric to make sure it won’t be damaged by the Windex. Then soak the zipper and slowly, slowly pull it to unzip. Go a little bit each time, resoak, and gently keep pulling. Be sure to keep the fabric from bunching into the zipper mechanism. No Windex handy? You can use pencil graphite, lip balm, Vaseline or bar soap to lubricate the stubborn mechanism. See a quick how-to video at http://youtu.be/seDQuPlKi9I


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When red wine spills.

Removing red wine stains from garments, table linens or upholstery can be tricky. Red is one of the most difficult colors to remove and the sugars in red wine only add to the problem. Take action as soon as possible by blotting the stain with a clean white cloth. Avoid rubbing, it only weakens the stained fabric and may force the wine even deeper into the weave. Cover the stain with table salt. The French use this trick and it works, absorbing the wine and usually leaving just a pink residue after about 10 minutes. Now rinse with cool water and blot dry. If there’s still a stain, try blotting with half white distilled vinegar/half water. Then rinse and launder. If the item is not washable, bring it to us right away and let our stain removal experts use their expertise.


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Winter hazard warning.

Deicing products, like salt, are a welcome relief from slippery sidewalks and driveways. But when salty slush and water splash on your clothes, the chemical solution can pull color, leave rings and create permanent stains on your winter clothing and sh...
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Home for the holiday.

We’re home with family and friends today, celebrating the holidays and preparing for a wonderful new year. As Charles Shultz said, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” We hope you’ve enjoyed your share of “a little something extra” this year. We’ve built our business by providing it to every customer, every day. We wish you the best and thank you for your patronage.


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Holiday travel plans?

Traveling for the holidays? Make your trip easier by packing smarter. Choose a travel wardrobe that will do double or triple duty for extended wear. Use the plastic wrap from your cleaning to separate items and prevent wrinkling. Stuff shoes with stockings and underwear. Pack complete children’s outfits, complete with socks and underwear, in zip plastic bags. Have safe, easy travels and a great holiday.


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