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Valentine kisses.

Here’s hoping Cupid treats you well this Valentine’s day. We love all our customers, every day of the year. And if that lovin’ feeling gets a little rambunctious, remember we can almost always remove lipstick stains from nearly everything.

Grandma’s laundry secret.

Good old-fashioned vinegar’s back! This inexpensive miracle worker gives brighter, cleaner, fresher laundry. For instance, it removes sweat and deodorant stains, replaces fabric softener to reduce static, and boosts detergent power while eliminating buildup from powdered cleaners. Add a half cup distilled white vinegar to your next load and see the difference.

Stain first aid.

When you want to try removing a stain at home, remember that even everyday stains can be problematic. For any stain, blot with water.  Never club soda, never rub or scrub. Time is of the essence, fresher stains are easier to remove. If the garment is not washable, give it to us with a note describing the nature of the stain – our experts have products and techniques that can do wonders

Boot investment.

Winter boots can serve for many years, but proper care will extend their wearable life. Clean them often with a brush to dried-on soil. Store them upright, using boot trees to avoid creases. Use a boot dryer when they get soaked, never prop them next to a heat source. Oil the leather regularly, especially the seams. And ask us our recommendations for professional boot care advice.

Wedding budget.

With an average cost of $32,000, smart couples start saving early. The Knot magazine recommends finding out who will pay for what and what their expectations are. The bride’s parents often split most of the bill with the couple, but settle the details long before the cake is ordered. A detailed budget will list costs, like $575 for the average cake. Of course, our bridal department can help too — from restoring an antique gown to last-minute alterations, we’re here to make your wedding a dream.