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Wedding Gowns

Wedding Gown Preservation —Don’t Wait for a Formal Invitation. Once the excitement of the wedding day has passed, there’s typically a period of much needed inactivity. Well, we don’t mean to nag, but one thing that should not be put off for long is professional cleaning and packaging of your wedding gown — preserving the memories it will long represent. That’s because the passage of time can allow even unseen stains to set-in permanently. What stains, you say? After all, it was a wedding not a pig roast! Yes, but remember when the champagne started flowing and bubbling over…remember cutting
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Sweaters

Gentle Care for Sweaters Sweaters can be demanding. They stretch, they shrink, they produce funny little balls of yarn that won’t brush off. Friction charges them up, then they tire out just when you need them to look their best. These sweater care tips will help you get the most out of your sweater. After all, great looking sweaters are our specialty. • Store sweaters folded. Sweaters on hangers will tend to stretch. • In order to allow natural fibers to breathe, if stored in a bag, make sure to only store in breathable bags such as the sweaters come
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Suit Care

For You to Look Your Best, So Must Your Suit. Not All Soil is Visible: Under normal conditions, we recommend cleaning a suit after every 4th wearing. “But it’s not even dirty,” you say. The reality is that suits (all garments) collect soil, dirt and perspiration constantly, even in clean environments like an office. So even though the “dirt” may not be visible to you the effect is has on your suit’s appearance is significant. Remove the Suit Coat: Sitting for long periods of time in one’s suit coat is generally not advised. The back of the coat tends to
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Storage

Store Winter Garments Safely Away. Spring means the return of long awaited warmer weather, leaves on the trees, and 4-hour little league baseball games. Of course spring is also when the human species sheds its cumbersome outer shell — overcoats, sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and the like. But don’t make the mistake so many people do — just sticking your winter coats in a closet all spring, summer and fall, or jamming your sweaters into a drawer. You will pay the price for this behavior, common as it is, in the form of visible, often irreparable, insect damage — that is,
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Stains

Leave Tough Picnic Stain to The Experts Name one thing you are apt to find at a picnic besides hot dogs, sodas, potato chips and ants. How about stains? The kids playing softball are going to end up with some nasty grass stains on the knees of their blue jeans — they just are! Perhaps even a blood stain or two if the competition is fierce. And then there’s the stain hazards around the picnic table. Little Steven squirted too much mustard on his hot dog. So now he’s wearing a yellow mustard splotch shaped like the state of Florida
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Shirts

Crisp Shirt Ideas Ever try to iron a cotton shirt you laundered at home? Iron, iron, iron, iron…still wrinkled. Professional shirt laundering and finishing provide the ideal solution and results. Here are some tips to help you keep your shirts fresh and attractive for a long, long time. Stains are a shirt’s worst enemy. Be wary when eating. Let us treat your stains promptly. Untreated stains can harm cotton fibers and reduce shirt life. Point out missing buttons so we can replace them. Have shirts laundered and finished after each wear to remove damaging soils and keep them looking fresh
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Pick-up & Delivery

When We Pick Up, You Pick Up More Time. For no additional cost whatsoever, we will pick up the clothes you leave out for us, and deliver them back to your door, fresh, clean, finished and bagged. It’s like having our customer counter on your doorstep. Our Pick-Up and Delivery service saves you time, gas, dollars and the stress of packing one more errand into your day. It organizes your drycleaning needs into an efficient routine, so you won’t put it off until the last minute. We schedule a pick-up and drop-off for the same day each week. Never again
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Perspiration

Why Sweat About Perspiration? One bit of advice regarding the successful care of garments is this — never underestimate the negative effects of perspiration on clothing. Of course perspiration has never been seen as a positive thing (especially on a first date), which is why so many products exist to postpone or cover-up the problem. Many of these products, antiperspirants especially, will themselves stain clothing. But perspiration can be much more than just unsightly. It can be downright harmful to your clothing. Perspiration will not only discolor clothing, left alone over time, it can actually degrade the fabric’s fibers —
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Fine Linens

Give Fine Linens Immediate Attention for Stains Clean, crisp table linens bring an elegant touch to any occasion. Unfortunately, keeping them clean isn’t always possible. The threats are many — gravy, sauces, wine, coffee, chocolate, blueberry pie filling, tinted icings, and more, many requiring their own stain removal approach. The knowledge and experience we provide is invaluable, and immediate action — not waiting to send your linens out for cleaning — is highly recommended. Stains will “set” within a week and sometimes sooner, after which complete removal becomes very difficult. Proper “blotting” of a fresh stain can sometimes be effective.
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Environmental

Caring for your clothes. Caring for the environment. As a Sanitone® Certified Master Drycleaner, we utilize the industry’s premier cleaning process to ensure your clothes look their best and are cleaned in an environmentally friendly manner. Think of our Sanitone cleaning process as a fine salon shampoo for your clothes. We return your garments in “fresh-as-new” condition, cleaned, shaped and pressed, while using environmentally friendly materials, equipment, processes and disposal methods: • We use detergents and sizing based on natural, renewable raw materials • We permit independent inspections of our cleaning process and procedures to maintain cleaning quality • We
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