Poison Ivy – Q & A

Q. My daughter had poison ivy last week and I am worried that the clothes she wore will cause her to relapse. Is there anything I can do to be sure she won’t get it again from her clothes? A.  Both dry cleaning and laundering are acceptable cleaning methods for...

How do you clean baseball caps?

Q: How do you clean baseball caps? A: Whether you’re a big leaguer or in little league, baseball caps are bound to get dirty during the game. The combination of sweat, dirt, and grass will see to that. The preferred method of care is to hand wash the cap with...

Spot Clean Only

In the height of prom season, many consumers will be heading to the stores to buy formal gowns. Before you make that purchase, take the time to look at the care label. Many formal dresses that are heavily beaded or covered with sequins contain care labels that state,...

Spring Cleaning Help!

Q. During my spring cleaning, I washed my couch cushion cover. It is now too small, entirely off-color, and crumbly on the inside when I got it out of the laundry. What happened? A. The fabric covering for stuffed furniture and cushions is known as upholstery. The...

Fading Bedspreads

Now that the winter has ended, you decide to take your favorite bedspread to the dry cleaner for cleaning before storage. However, when you get it back, to your horror, you discover that the colors have faded substantially. Unfortunately, comforters, quilts,...