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,...

Down and Fiberfill

Comforters, sleeping bags, coats, and other cold weather garments are often made with down or fiberfill. Both down–a natural product, and fiberfill, a polyester fill–are effective in keeping out the cold. While cleaning these items is usually not a...

Caring for Rainwear

We know that rain is a rare occurrence in sunny SoCal. But when it does rain, months-long-forsaken raincoats get pulled out of the closet to be used once again. Raincoats are multi-functional garments that protect you from the rain, keep you warm on cool days, and can...