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Martinizing Makes Laundry Easy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 13:15

How do you do your wash? Some folks shovel the clothes into the washer, set it for cold and large capacity, dump a capfull of soap in and fire it up, without sorting.

Other folks sort their clothes and put the water in first, then get going. They also set the controls according to the type of clothing going in.

Americans have the largest wardrobes in the history of the world and Americans wash their clothes too often. In Europe, it is not uncommon for people to wear an outfit two to three times before washing.

Caring for Winter Items

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 15:00

The colder months are here and the seasonal summer stains are being put on ice and replaced with the stains and hassles of winter. As the temperature begins to drop, it is time to prepare yourself for some fall and winter festivities. Here are a few tips and considerations to think about when rolling with the seasons.

We Care for Down

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:45

Comforters, sleeping bags, coats, and other cold weather garments are often made with down or fiberfill. Both down--a natural product, and fiberfill, a polyester fill--are effective in keeping out the cold. While cleaning these items is usually not a problem, a garment with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, and become matted.

Glossary of Common Fabric Terms

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 09:15

Ever read a garment tag and wonder what a particular term means? Here are definitions for common terms seen on garment tags.

Acetate - A synthetic fiber which is used for luxurious fabrics such as taffeta and satin. It is often blended with rayon.

Acrylic - The generic name for a synthetic fiber derived from polyacrylonitrile. Acrylic is typically used as a substitute for wool.

Angora - A hair fiber from the angora rabbit. It may be blended with rayon or wool fibers for a novelty effect.

Why use our Professional Cleaning Services?

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 09:15

We Make Cleaning Easy

Convenience and appearance are our best reasons. We can process all of your soiled clothing without you having to think twice about it, and you can spend your time doing the things you would rather be doing.

A poll conducted by Procter & Gamble ranked ironing the number one most hated household chore. Ironing is not only a time-consuming process but the results are usually not as sharp as the look you get from a professional team using professional pressing equipment.

Caring for Curtains and Drapes

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 09:15

Despite the availability of hundreds of labor saving devices and packaged products that claim to virtually eliminate housework, until a "magic solution" is found, curtains will still have to be cleaned the old-fashioned way.

Window treatments are an investment in time, money, and creativity, so protect your investment by purchasing the right kind of draperies for your needs and caring for them properly once they are purchased.

Summer Storage Tips

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 15:45

To keep your winter fashions looking good season after season, follow these simple rules for storing your warm and wooly items:
1. Clean or dryclean everything before storage. Dirt and food are invitations to insects.
2. Make all necessary repairs - sew hemlines, replace buttons, and fix split seams - before cleaning and storing.
3. Store all items in a cool, well-ventilated area.
4. Store away from natural and artificial light. Hot attics, damp basements, and garages are to be avoided.

Behind the Scenes at Your Drycleaner

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 13:15

When items arrive we wave our magic wand and they are ready-to-wear fresh in no time. End of story.

Well, that's how we hope it looks. Truth is, your wardrobe gets full-service treatment.

Tagging and Stains
In reality, after check-in, we tag your items so the cleaning team can keep track of them through the upcoming process. Then we check for stains. If we find any tough stains, we’ll remove them based on their chemistry. Stain removal is part art and part science. Some stains are tougher than others but our team can handle 99.9% of them.

Caring for Your Wedding Gown

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 13:15

May and June are popular wedding months, particularly in the United States. A wedding gown is much than just a dress, it is a treasure, a symbol of an important event in your life. Whether you are borrowing it from a relative or buying it new, your gown deserves your attention, both before and after the wedding.

Caring for Household Items

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 14:45

Open the windows and let the sun shine in! But be careful where those rays go because they could fade some parts of your home environment.

Sometimes we forget about household items that blend into our homes so much they become a part of the scenery. These items collect dust and dirt and can become damaged, faded or discolored in their inactivity. Since we see them everyday, gradual changes come about without our noticing.


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