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Invisible Stains

Often stains that are caused by food, oily type substances or beverages may become invisible when they dry. Later on, with time and or exposure to heat, a yellow or brownish stain will appear. This is caused by the oxidation or caramelization of the sugar in the staining substance. Once the stains become yellow or […]

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Storing Winter Clothes

Common Sense Rules for Winter Clothing Storage

Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season. Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season. • Wash and dry clean everything before storage. Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age. Dirt and food are also invitations […]

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Coffee Stains Can Be Sneaky Stains

You may not realize it, but some stains can be made up of compound elements beyond just the obvious presumed cause of the problem.  Coffee stains, for example, often contain milk or other additives, making the stain more difficult to remove since the coffee is a tannin stain and the milk leaves a protein-based stain.  […]

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Caring for Winter Accessories

Winter accessories, such as gloves, hats and scarves are getting lots of use this year.  Wearing a scarf around your neck helps prevent the transfer of makeup, perspiration, perfume or cologne onto the collar area of your coat or jacket – therefore keeping this area clean longer.  Remember to clean winter accessory items frequently to […]

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The Wonderful World of Sweaters

As the styles of sweaters change, so do the fibers of this wardrobe staple. Sweaters are made from a variety of fibers, ranging from cotton and wool to silk, rayon, acrylic and more. Natural fibers, such as angora, mohair, cashmere, and Shetland are especially popular. To add to the variety many sweaters contain special decorative […]

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Look Your Best at (formal) Parties

‘Tis the season for parties… but be aware that along with the festivities,  spills, splashes, and  other party-time mishaps, as well as wear alone, can take their toll on your expensive formal attire. Many formal wear garments are made of luxurious fabrics, such as taffeta, moire, satin, organza, metallic prints, silk, and velvet. Each of […]

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Take Care when Caring for Wool

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 wool near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps to remove surface […]

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Preserving Wedding Memories

You carefully planned your wedding. Then you spent hours trying on dresses, finally finding the perfect gown. Once the day is over how do you care for your beautiful dress to either preserve it as a keepsake, or perhaps to share with your own daughter to wear on her wedding day. We are here to […]

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Caring for Linen & Silk

Caring for Linen Linen is washable, but it can shrink if it has not been pre-shrunk by the manufacturer. Always check the care label attached to the garment before laundering. If machine washing linens, use warm water and a short, gentle cycle. Separate colors before washing. Many linens may bleed. Dry linen garments on a […]

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