Real Simple offers great tips for rescuing outdoor mishaps. For ketchup, they recommend using Shout, then lightly scrubbing with a clean toothbrush dipped in white vinegar. For mustard, saturate with white vinegar, then apply dish-soapy water. Spilled beer? Soak in 2 cups cool water with a quarter cup white vinegar. Or save the vinegar for […]
Dad’s day ideas
Looking for a few ideas outside of the box for Dad this year? Bring his favorite, but worn long sleeve shirt to our alterations team. Dress shirts commonly wear out in the cuffs and elbows first, but our on-site alterations team can turn that shirt into his favorite short sleeve summer shirt in no time. […]
According to fashion blog Marie Claire , this summer you’ll see oversize silhouettes marrying the nonchalance of streetwear and athleisure trends with perfectly baggy T-shirt or blazer. Animal prints are back, providing a touch of wild with timeless appeal. Metallic looks are back, from subtle hints of woven metallic thread to all out runway-ready golds […]
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 […]
Honoring those who served.
We’ll be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Join us in remembering the heroes from our families, our community and our country who sacrificed to protect our American way of life. It’s a good time to remember the famous words of John F. Kennedy, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do […]
Save the T.
Favorite T-shirt? To get the longest life from a special tee, wash it in cold water with similar colors on a gentle cycle. Lay it flat to dry as you would a sweater. Throwing a t-shirt into a hot dryer will cause fading, pilling and can make sleeves twist and stretch out of shape. If […]
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 […]
Sort for success.
Laundry experts take sorting to a new level when they recommend sorting not only by color but also by fabric type. We always separate linty laundry like towels and sweatshirts from corduroys, permanent press and smooth fabrics that can pill. Separate loads for pure whites, lights and patterns on white, darks, brights and delicates lets […]
Bridal planning, 101.
Book early – caterers, venues, florists and popular bands and DJs are first-come, first-booked. Visit a bridal fair for ideas, connections and free advice from wedding professionals. Is this a good time to mention we are very, very experienced with wedding gowns, alterations, formal wear and the inevitable last minute emergency. You can count on […]
Mother’s day this Sunday.
Give Mom a break from laundry – let us do the chores with professional wet and dry cleaning, laundry and finishing. She’ll appreciate time away from the washer, dryer and ironing board. Call us for a gift certificate today.