Stowing away winter leathers.

Anything made of leather needs maintenance, especially if it’s been exposed to winter conditions. Wipe shoes and boots with a damp cloth, especially if salt-stained. Inspect jackets and coats for damage, tears or stains before hanging on a well-padded hanger for storage. Use leather conditioner on dry spots like elbows and seams. Frequently worn items should be professionally cleaned every year to maintain the leather, preserve the color and prevent permanent staining.

Mother’s Day every day.

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 or drop by for a Mother’s Day gift certificate today.

Between cleanings.

A few simple steps can save a trip and add at least one more wear to your nicest clothes. After wearing, hang the garment on a sturdy wooden hanger, remove pocket contents, belts or accessories, then give jackets, skirts or pants a thorough brushing to remove lint, dust and surface grime. Ease out wrinkles with a steamer or a hang near the shower and air overnight before storing. 

More wedding trends.

Ferns not your style?  A trend towards industrial rustic sees couples wedding in raw and techy spaces, dressed up with greenery and rich florals contrasting against the warehouse, loft or reclaimed factory setting. The must-have color this season is Living Coral, a warm pink with gold undertones. Use coral accents to brighten cakes, flowers or bridesmaid’s dresses. Speaking of bridesmaids, today’s couples are including their nearest and dearest in the celebration, unencumbered by traditional gendered roles. Look for bridesmen, groomsgirls and best women as convention becomes a guideline rather than a rule. 

Too much color?

Are your table linens suffering from spring’s brightly colored cakes, eggs, candy or crafts projects? It’s always best to trust the professionals – DIY stain removal can cause more harm than good. For best stain removal results, bring the boo-boos to us right away, and let us know what caused the stain. If anyone can save your linens from a dye-tastrophy, it’s our trained cleaning and stain removal experts.

Easter Sunday.

No matter where and how you worship, Easter marks a hopeful return of light, of new life, fresh blooms and colorful brightness. We’ll be celebrating with our families, and wish you the best of this springtime tradition. From sunrise services, lilies and decorated eggs, to lamb dinners, fancy baskets and fluffy bunnies, there’s more to Easter than a parade in a new outfit. 

Spring clean.

Bright skies, warm breezes and longer days mean it’s time for a good spring cleaning. We always start in the bedroom, stripping beds down to clean comforters, dust ruffles, pillow shams, and moving on to area rugs and curtains. Launder everything washable and send the rest to us for professional cleaning. We expertly clean and restore loft to down duvets and pillows.

Spring spruce up

Take a few minutes and review your table linen collection.  Stains set over time, so it may be too late for some remainders of parties past, but our specialists have a lot of tricks that go beyond home remedies. Bring in your tablecloths, runners, napkins and placemats for professional laundering and tip-top finishing. Your table will be ready for big (and small) events when you start with crisp, clean linen.  P.S. We can usually restore yellowed lace and linen to its original glory. 

Grandma’s laundry secret.

Vinegar’s back! This inexpensive miracle worker gives brighter, cleaner, fresher laundry. For instance, it removes sweat and deodorant stains, replaces fabric softener to reduce static and boosts detergent power while eliminating buildup from powdered cleaners. Add a half cup of distilled white vinegar to your next load — you’ll see the difference.

Step up to silk.

Top-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 dyes and abrades fibers. When gravy spots your power tie or champagne bubbles over the crêpe de chine, stay calm and gently blot with a clean white cloth. Bring the soiled silk garment in and let our experts do the rest.