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Wardrobe Preservation Tips

A little care can go a long way in prolonging the usable life of your garments. Here are some tips to get the most out of your wardrobe: Clean garments frequently to keep them fresh and crisp looking. Not only do stains set with age, ground-in dirt and soil act as an...

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,...

Button Dye Stains

Q: What causes button dye stains? A: Button dye stains occur when the dyes on a colored button bleed during cleaning or finishing, creating discolorations or stains on the adjacent fabric. Some dyes used on buttons are soluble in drycleaning solvents, due to being...

Wedding Gown Survival Guide

Wedding day stains are relatively common, and almost anything you spill on your wedding gown will show. Here is a quick-fix guide to help you out if you find yourself in trouble. The most important thing is to have a good time and not worry about your gown. After all,...

Spring Cleaning Is Here

Open those windows and let the sunshine in! However, be careful where those rays go because they could fade some of the more integral parts of your home environment. Sometimes we forget about some of the household items that blend into our homes so well that they...

How Do You Clean Cotton?

Most cotton can be washed, but some require dry cleaning, so it is essential to check the instructions on the care label before cleaning.Separate colors before washing. Many kinds of cotton may bleed.Check the care label for special ironing instructions. Most easy...