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One redhot with mustard?

Yellow mustard is one of the hardest stains to remove, so act fast if it squirts on you. We can help, first thing Monday morning after the big game. We’ll work that yellow spot out of your outfit – and we never charge more for routine stain removal – like some of the other guys. We make going to the cleaners a fast, easy and affordable time so you can enjoy what matters, like another hotdog with the works.

Handbags.

Forbes magazine reports that, on average, women age 18 to 45 own 13 handbags from seven different brands. “Women are spending more per bag and buying more bags overall,” which explains how this industry has grown to $11.6 billion a year. Forbes continues,”More casual wardrobes and flexible work situations have made handbags surrogates for home closets or office desk drawers.” See some stylish choices for a few more bags at whowhatwear.com

Room for nostalgia?

Too often, keepsake garments take up valuable closet space and get crushed in the process. Christening gowns, letter jackets, costumes and ceremonial garb, military dress uniforms, even Grandma’s afghan all crowd available storage. We not only clean and archivally pack wedding gowns, we also preserve baby outfits, prom dresses, Halloween costumes and the occasional Santa suit. Properly packaged, your keepsakes are preserved and ready stack on the shelf.

Swimwear care.

After each use, rinse swimwear in cool tap water to remove sunscreen, dirt, sweat and chlorine. To wash after a few wearings, turn the swimsuit inside out and hand wash in the sink, using a few drops liquid detergent in warm water. Gently squeeze the suds through the garment, don’t wring or twist. Rinse well and lay flat to dry. At the end of the season, put your swimwear in a mesh lingerie bag and run through a gentle wash cycle with a mild detergent before storing for next year.

Luxe linens.

Twice as durable as cotton, linen gets softer and more luminous with wear. But caring for linen linens has a few rules.  Machine wash in cold or warm water on delicate cycle, then line-dry or tumble at low heat. Smooth out while slightly damp to eliminate the biggest wrinkles. If you don’t like the relaxed and worn look, iron with a low heat while still slightly damp. Drying white linen in the sun will brighten without bleach. Of course, we clean and finish all bedding professionally, linen, cotton or blends