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Laundry myths.

Add more detergent for cleaner clothes?  Wrong, when there’s too much to rinse out you get dingy results and may damage your machine. Hotter water is better?  In fact, today’s laundry products are formulate to work as well with cold water. Hot water can actually set stains, and always costs more.

Cardigans, again.

The age-old classic sweater is a versatile, essential part of the well-dressed man’s wardrobe. A cross between a vest and sweater, it’s ideal for layered comfort in cooler temperatures and gives you a quick transition from casual to dressier. Wear a t-shirt under for a weekend or snazz it up with a dress shirt and tie for Sunday dinner at the inlaws. Cardigans can go almost anywhere — adding color, texture, and always comfort.

Pet laundry?

You can safely home launder pet bed covers, collars and leashes using the gentle cycle, cold water and an all-purpose laundry detergent. Throw in grimy washable toys. Use small loads with large-load settings to flush out hair and dirt. Tumble dry on lowest setting or air dry.

Chocolate stains.

Chocolate contains cocoa’s dark tannins and cocoa butter’s oiliness. On washable items, remove the grease with undiluted laundry detergent dabbed on the stain, let sit 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Now apply color-safe bleach to the remaining water-soluble tannin stains. We can help with washable and with dry-clean only items, our stain experts can get the chocolate out of almost everything.

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.