Question: How do you clean winter accessories, such as gloves, hats, and scarves?
Answer: Has the snowstorm hitting Wichita forced you to finally dig out your hats, gloves, and scarves from the back of your closet? There is no time like snow time to get them out and use them. If inspection shows they were put away in a soiled condition, time to clean them.
With autumn behind us and temperatures dropping, Wichitans are adding an extra layer of clothing in the morning as they prepare for their morning commutes—outerwear. A popular type of outerwear for both children and adults is polar fleece. Polar fleece fabrics are made of a knit construction with a brushed or napped finish.
Question and Answer
Q: The care label on a sweater indicates it is hand washable. Can I wash it in a machine on a delicate cycle?
A: There is some risk involved in using any care process not recommended by the manufacturer. Hand washing involves manual removal of soils with water, detergent, and a gentle squeezing action. A care label that calls for machine washing, in a delicate or gentle cycle, indicates the garment can be cleaned with water, detergent or soap, slow agitation, and reduced time in a washing machine.
Did anyone in Wichita receive a new wool sweater for Christmas or Hanukkah? Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room temperature. Do NOT hang near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps remove surface soil.
Customers often ask, "How do you clean pillows?"
At Wichita's Martinizing, the answer depends on the filling. The filling in bed pillows can be down, foam rubber, foam chips, polyester fiberfill, and kapok. The safest method to clean a pillow is based on the type of filling. If the filling in the pillow is fiberfill it is usually best to launder or remove the filling and replace the ticking. Foam chips can harden with time and begin to crumble. It is probably best not to clean these types of pillows.
Even though many workplaces have casual dress codes, neckties for men are still a big part of their wardrobe. Ties can be a powerful or fun fashion statement but can pose a cleaning problem. The fabric used for ties is cut diagonally to the weave, or “on the bias,” so it makes a neat knot when worn around the neck.
Unfortunately, this type of cut is easily distorted. Many finishes come out in cleaning; the fabric will lose its shape and stability. In the case of ties, it can be difficult to return a necktie to wearable condition.
You have probably completed your back-to-school shopping for the kids and may be amazed how much they have grown in the last few months. While relatives and friends may be pleased with welcoming those outgrown clothes into their homes, you may be staring into your closet thinking, how can I make my wardrobe last just a bit longer?
Follow these suggestions for proper clothing care:
Those little purple Martins (the bird variety) that nest up high will soon be heading for warmer digs. At Martinizing Dry Cleaning, the Martin symbolizes the Martin membership services that you have come to enjoy. The purple Martin is our symbol for receiving the “royal treatment”. Dig through your closet, bring in your shirts, pants, skirts and get the royal treatment.
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