Hats and gloves.

Keeping warm is a lot more pleasant when winter wear items are clean and fresh. If you chose to home-launder, a few timely tips from Real Simple: Wash knit caps and gloves like sweaters; machine-wash knits on delicate cycle in cold water. Spot-clean structured newsboy and baseball caps to keep brims in shape. Handwash leather trimmed gloves. Or bring everything to the experts. We’re skilled at even the stickiest stains

Daylight Savings starts Saturday night.

You’ll lose an hour to Daylight Savings but you can make up for it with our time-saving cleaning and laundry services. Whether we pick up and deliver or serve you from our counter, let us take care of your all your household linens and garment cleaning and ironing.

Starched or soft?

Shirts can go both ways – let us know if you like a lot or a little starch for crispness. Or do you like a smooth softer feel instead? Our professionals launder and press shirts and blouses with the finish you like best. Not all shirts are the same, so remember to tell us your preference when bringing them to us

Appreciation Day.

Today we celebrate the dedication, ingenuity and friendliness of our staff. We’re proud to employ the wonderful people who answer the phone, clean, finish and deliver your laundry, always 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 check for 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.

Valentine kisses.

Here’s hoping Cupid treats you well this Valentine’s day. We love all our customers, every day of the year. And if that lovin’ feeling gets a little rambunctious, remember we can almost always remove lipstick stains from nearly everything.

Stain first aid.

When you want to try removing a stain at home, remember that even everyday stains can be problematic. For any stain, blot with water.  Never club soda, never rub or scrub. Time is of the essence, fresher stains are easier to remove. If the garment is not washable, give it to us with a note describing the nature of the stain – our experts have products and techniques that can do wonders

Wedding budget.

With an average cost of $32,000, smart couples start saving early. The Knot magazine recommends finding out who will pay for what and what their expectations are. The bride’s parents often split most of the bill with the couple, but settle the details long before the cake is ordered. A detailed budget will list costs, like $575 for the average cake. Of course, our bridal department can help too — from restoring an antique gown to last-minute alterations, we’re here to make your wedding a dream.

Secrets of the loop.

Almost every top-quality button-down shirt has a tiny fabric loop sewn into the seam where the shoulder blades meet. The loop started way back in the Navy when sailors hung their clothing on hooks to save space. In the 1960s when the collegiate Ivy League look became popular, the Gant company reintroduced the little extra as a “locker loop.” The loop quickly became a status symbol. On some campuses, removing the loop signified that a man was taken and no longer free to date. We can make sure your button-down shirt is crisp and clean, with or without the loop.

Camel coat come-back.

The outwear classic is chic, flattering, timeless and versatile – definitely a good investment. Choose a tailored cut in a mid-length coat for serious wardrobe staying power. As with any investment garment, look for top-quality fabric from a trusted vendor. The best (and most expensive) camel’s hair has long, thin fibers for a warm and light garment that won’t pill.

Holiday cleanup.

Before you stow away remains of the holiday, make sure everything is clean and ready for another celebration next year. We clean sooty Santa suits, pitchy tree skirts, eggnogged lapels and almost everything else. We’ll even try to remove some of the ugly from holiday sweaters. We regret the ugly that’s woven into the design is beyond modern cleaning technology.  Here’s to a bright (and clean) New Year.