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Never hang a sweater, it’ll droop and sag. Instead, fold and store in a drawer. If you must hang, fold in half over a cardboard-crossbar hanger (like we do). We can block your sweaters back to shape when we finish them, and our gentle cleaning prevents shrinkage. When your sweater get wrinkled, a light pressing with steam will freshen it, but be sure to use a pressing cloth to prevent adding shine. Or better yet, bring it to us. We can even add elbow patches to worn favorites.

Ready for Hallowe’en.

We clean costumes for theatres, sports mascots and party people year-round. There’s just enough time to freshen yours before the spooky event next week. Before you jump into that skeleton suit or Godzilla’s bridal gown from last year, let us make sure it’s clean and fresh. From tutus to muscle suits, our professionals will remove stains, freshen and finish Hallowe’en costumes.  

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Remove lint and pet hairs with a lint roller or wrap your hand with tape, sticky side out,  for a clean look. Pills (those little bumps right above the smooth weave) are removed with a pumice stone, scissors or simply shave them off with a disposable razor. For those little snags inside, pull through with a crochet hook and weave back into the sweater. Sound too tricky? Bring us your knits for expert cleaning and repair.

Cashmere deluxe.

While still a splurge, cashmere’s more affordable than ever. But it’s still an investment worth protecting. Before pulling on your sweater, wait for deodorant to dry or it can build up and create a stain. Don’t wear the same garment more than once a week. Remove wrinkles by ironing on low, inside out. And please, clean your cashmere before storing (folded in tissue) to avoid moth damage.

Plan holiday parties early.

Check your supply of table linens to make sure there are no stains, no candlewax or wine ring leftovers. Our professional finishing department can press everything to five-star quality, and we often can brighten old lace and linen. With everything you need on your table is spotless and sparkling, you’re well on the way to worry-free entertaining.