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Beanie or stocking cap, there’s nothing warmer.

Pull on a snug knitted cap to keep out the cold and add some style to your bundled-up look. Knit or crocheted hats made of natural fibers should be handwashed in cool water. Soak for twenty minutes in a mild detergent, agitate gently and never squeeze or wring. Rinse in cool water, lay flat and air dry. Synthetics can be machine washed in cool water, gentle cycle. Air dry to prevent shrinking. Or bring your beanie to the experts.  We’ll clean and block your cap to like-new freshness.

Sort for success.

Laundry experts take sorting to a new level when they recommend sorting not only by color but also by fabric type. We always separate linty laundry like towels and sweatshirts from corduroys, permanent press and smooth fabrics that can pill. Separate loads for pure whites, lights and patterns on white, darks, brights and delicates lets you fine tune temperature and product choice. If that all sounds impossible, remember we do it every day to deliver the cleanest, brightest and longest-wearing garments and household linens.

When red wine spills.

Removing red wine stains from garments, table linens or upholstery can be tricky. Red is one of the most difficult colors to remove and the sugars in red wine only add to the problem. Take action as soon as possible by blotting the stain with a clean white cloth. Avoid rubbing, it only weakens the stained fabric and may force the wine even deeper into the weave. Cover the stain with table salt. The French use this trick and it works, absorbing the wine and usually leaving just a pink residue after about 10 minutes. Now rinse with cool water and blot dry. If there’s still a stain, try blotting with half white distilled vinegar/half water. Then rinse and launder. If the item is not washable, bring it to us right away and let our stain removal experts use their expertise.

“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 Day – a fresh year with new opportunities and challenges, new rewards and surprises. New friends and new ideas. We wish you all the very best … Continue reading

Winter hazard warning.

Deicing products, like salt, are a welcome relief from slippery sidewalks and driveways. But when salty slush and water splash on your clothes, the chemical solution can pull color, leave rings and create permanent stains on your winter clothing and shoes. Before your snow-spattered trousers, skirt or outerwear show the signs of damage, bring them in for prompt cleaning or laundry.