Care Tips

  • Fleece care tip.

    Laundering your fleece sweater every six or seven wears is easy. To keep the nap smooth and soft, turn the garment inside out and wash with similar colors and nothing linty like towels. Rinse twice and air dry. Avoid fabric softeners or dryer sheets if your fleece is water-resistant. Pet hairs? Before washing, wipe down the fleece with a wet rubber glove – works like magic.&nbs […]

  • The bottom sheet secret.

    Figuring out how to fit the fitted bottom sheet can be frustrating – which side is the long one and which the shorter? If you chose a striped sheet, it’s easy since almost all bedding stripes run the long way. For everything (and everyone) else, here’s the secret: find the care tag. It’s always in the lower right corner, so start there and everything will fit, the first time.  &nbs […]

  • Hang it right.

    Treat yourself to the right hangersfor every garment. Start with solid wood hangers like you see at fine clothing shops. They help retain the garment’s structure and are recommended for shirts, blouses and light jackets. For suits, choose a hanger with wider, contoured shoulders and a bar to drape trousers. A special clip hanger for pants saves space – fold garment in half and clip at waistband. Avoid cheap plastic, they only add creases. And the wire hangers? Transfer your cleaning to real hangers and bring the wire back to us. &nbs […]

  • Holiday follow-up.

    Before you stow away remains of the celebration, make sure everything is clean and ready for another year. We clean messy Santa suits, pitchy tree skirts, eggnogged lapels and almost everything else. We regret the ugly that’s woven into Christmas sweaters is beyond modern cleaning technology.  Here’s to a bright (and clean) New Year for everything else. […]

  • Happy 2019!

    Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Even the most extreme optimists will agree with Oprah Winfrey on this New Year’s wish – a fresh year with new opportunities and challenges, new rewards and surprises. New friends and new ideas. We wish you all the very best and plan to make this new year the best ever. […]

  • Resolutions for Tuesday.

    First, Peace and love for all. Followed by the usuals: eat better, smile more, lose weight, learn something new, share, drink more water, walk. To that we’ll add “Say Hello” to someone new every day. We say hello a lot every day as part of our job. And the more we do it, the more we like it. Drop by soon and we’ll show you how good it feels to be greeted as a […]

  • Boxing Day defined.

    Last century, English servants were given a gift box and the day after Christmas off. Today, it’s celebrated as a day of charity, hospitality and feasting on leftovers with family and friends. It’s a holiday for some, with closed offices, schools and many businesses. And it’s an enormous travel day for returns home from holiday celebrations. […]

  • Last-minute preparations.

    Be sure to pick up your cleaning before we close for Christmas to spend time with friends and family. Check our holiday schedule if you have last-minute rush orders, we’ll do everything we can to take care of your cleaning needs. Next week, we’ll be home, celebrating and relaxing. To quote from classic favorite “Miracle on 34th Street,” Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or the solstice, join us in a day of peace and goodwill for all. […]

  • Holiday stain relief.

    Candle wax, pumpkin pie, pine resin, turkey fat, red wine and lipstick stains (caused by mistletoe) are just a few of the risks of entertaining.  Our stain experts know how to treat even the worst, using techniques and specialized products not available for home use.  Bring the damaged item to us as soon as possible so we can get started before the stains oxidize. […]

  • Holiday travel plans.

    Make your trip easier by packing smarter. Choose a travel wardrobe that will do double or triple duty for extended options. Use plastic wrap from your cleaning to separate items and prevent wrinkling. Stuff shoes with stockings and underwear. Pack complete children’s outfits, complete with socks and underwear, in zip plastic bags. Have safe, easy travels and a great holiday. […]