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Sweater shape shifting.

Favorite sweater stretched? Of course, only your most loved knitwear would lose its perfect fit. Let us know and we can block it the right size and shape when we clean it. We’ll even keep measurements on file for special garments – remember, we’re customer service specialists. May we serve your sweater’s special needs?

Thanksgiving leftovers still on the tablecloth?

If your candles dripped on the tablecloth, let everything cool and peel the wax off with your fingers. If it’s stubborn, freeze the tablecloth, then scrape off the wax with a credit card. Wash in hot water to remove the remaining embedded wax. Better yet, and a lot easier, bring your tired and begrimed table linens to us for expert stain removal, professional laundering or dry cleaning, and wrinkle-free finishing.

Time to give thanks.

We’re inspired by author William Faulkner’s quotation: “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

While we’re all getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, we’d like to take a moment to thank a few important people in our lives. Thanks to our staff, who deliver quality and service every day. Thanks to our community, without your support we’d be nothing. Thanks to our families, for understanding that running a business is a 24/7 commitment.  And thanks to you, our customer and friend. We’re all lucky, blessed and need to share our gratitude every day.

Show some tabletop style on Thursday.

Leave it to Martha Stewart and her staff of stylists to come up with great ideas for Thanksgiving table décor. From leaf-shaped trivets of cork to copper-covered gourd centerpieces, you’ll find easy, do it yourself ideas at http://goo.gl/uocT7y.  We like the wishbone napkin charms, the walnut placecard holders, and the Timeless Table featuring childhood photos as placecards. If your tablecloth and napkins aren’t ready for prime time, we can help. There’s just enough time for professional cleaning and finishing.

Get prepped for a fresher workout.

Before your post-turkey workout, get those funky gym clothes fresh again. According to Men’s Fitness, the easiest way to keep gym clothes smelling fresh is presoaking. Most workout garments are made with fibers that repel water, like Spandex and Lycra, so you need to presoak in a half-gallon warm water mixed with 1 ounce laundry detergent and the juice of a lemon. The lemon’s citric acid helps break down oily buildup. Gently scrub armpits, neckline and any other stained or odorific areas before soaking overnight. Then launder regularly in warm water with a white vinegar finishing rinse instead of fabric softener. Or bring the whole pile to us for professional stain removal and laundering. We know how to get the stank out, that’s our job.