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Caring for Household Items

Open the windows and let the sunshine in! But be careful where those rays go because they could fade some parts of your home environment. Sometimes we forget about household items that blend into our homes so much they become a part of the scenery. These items collect...

The Starch/Shirt Relationship

Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, mainly dress shirts. A study conducted by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), the association of professional dry cleaners, showed starch and sizings could both protect and...

Bedspreads and Comforters

Bedding supplies typically last a long time. Comforters and bedspreads usually last five to six years on average. A bedspread is an outer covering for a bed that goes over the sheets and blankets. It is usually a decorative component of the bed set. A comforter is a...

Hand Washing Label

Q: The care label on a sweater indicates it is hand washable. Can I wash it in a machine on a delicate cycle? A: There is some risk involved in using any care process not recommended by the manufacturer. Handwashing involves manual removal of soils with water,...