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Keeping Your Acrylic Knits Fit
Keeping Your Acrylic Knits Fit

If you have shopped for sweaters or other knit garments, you have probably noticed that many of them contain a fiber called acrylic. Before purchasing garments containing this fiber, it is important to be aware of potential problems and how to care for...

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Cleaning Duvet Covers
Cleaning Duvet Covers

Here's a tried and true method for processing 100 percent cotton duvet covers. Check to see if the item contains a label detailing care instructions. If it does, then follow the manufacturer’s instructions for processing. If the item does not contain such...

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Halloween Horror Survival Guide
Halloween Horror Survival Guide

Halloween costumes are made of many different fabrics, usually combining several styles and trims to give the fabric the best effect. If you've purchased an expensive costume it's best to ask a professional cleaner like us to remove any stains. A chemical...

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Tips for Storing Seasonal Clothes
Tips for Storing Seasonal Clothes

When the seasons start to change, our wardrobe changes as well. The sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, and thermals we depended on for warmth are all thrown into the nearest container and tossed into some out of the way place. Or, if we do not want any nasty...

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5 Tips for wedding dress cleaning and preservation
5 Tips for wedding dress cleaning and preservation

5 Tips for wedding dress cleaning and preservation Your wedding dress is one of the most important and memorable garments in your life. Whether brand new or passed down from generation to generation, wedding dress cleaning and preservation is a vital...

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Home Stain Removal
Home Stain Removal

Q: One of my regular customers called for advice on how to remove wine from an everyday tablecloth. What advice can I give my customers about home stain removal? A: Many customers have items that they would rather clean at home, but stains can often cause problems....

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The Shirt / Starch Relationship
The Shirt / Starch Relationship

Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A study conducted by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, the Association of Professional Drycleaners showed starch and sizings can both protect...

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Chalky Splotches On Silk
Chalky Splotches On Silk

Sometimes milky or chalky areas appear on silk after spotting and cleaning, even after the dyes were tested for acceptable colorfastness. What happened? The answer is the prespotted areas have been “chafed,” resulting in an apparent loss of surface color. Silk will...

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