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Keep Calm.

We’re following local, state and federal guidelines through this pandemic to minimize exposure, risk and spread of the virus. Please call – we may be able to pick up and deliver to your home or curbside.  And remember these important words:  Don’t panic; stay home; and wash your hands.  

Clean, clean, clean.

The threat of coronavirus has us all thinking about cleaning, especially at home where we’re spending most of our time. Of course, frequent cleaning often-touched surfaces is first priority. It’s a sound practice to clean garments that may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Simply laundering in water that’s above 80° F will sanitize fabrics — without the need for chlorine bleach. Heat in the dryer helps, too. Stay safe, stay well.

Keep calm.

The breaking news on the coronavirus pandemic seems to get worse daily, and we are following all directives from government and health authorities. For now, we’re following best-practice advice to minimize social contact, handwash thoroughly and frequently, sneezing into facial tissue or elbow, and monitoring fevers and dry coughs.  We’ll continue to provide professional dry cleaning and laundry services as usual, until further notice. 

Cold season.

When a forgotten tissue in the pocket hits the washing machine, tiny shreds of paper get everywhere. Pick off the bigger pieces before letting the dryer’s lint trap do its job. Remove while damp and shake out remaining scraps, use a clothes brush or lint roller to finish. One nice thing about old-fashioned handkerchiefs, they don’t disintegrate all over your laundry.

Cloth napkins.

Don’t cheat yourself of one of life’s little luxuries by saving the cloth napkins for company. Even regular cotton or linen napkins are easy to care for and make every meal a little bit nicer. Choose a dark or richly patterned fabric for extended use (stains don’t show). Smooth and fold napkins right out of the dryer to avoid wrinkling and help speed (or skip) ironing. Of course, our laundry specialists make your table linens and napery always look clean and crisp.