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Save energy doing laundry.

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Consumer Reports says we use around 70 billion kilowatt hours doing laundry at home. To save on your costs, start by using cold water when you can. Increase the spin cycle to remove more water and reduce drying time. Clean the lint filter and dryer duct to keep air moving. If you still use dryer sheets, know that they can reduce air flow. Use the dryer’s automatic cycle instead of the timer. Or simply hang everything on the line for free drying.

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Retiring trends.

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Donate or sell to make room on the hanger for what’s new. Get rid of overly fitted pieces. Keep well-tailored and loose fits. Gone are those strappy sandals and dad sneakers. Lose the impractical/uncomfortable heels and clumsy extra-large totes, not to mention seriously those no-no-more fanny packs. New trends include one-shoulder tops, mini-skirts (!), neon knits, flat boots and purple. Stay ahead by getting rid of what’s behind. You’ll gain closet space and a few admiring looks as well.

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Stowing away winter leathers.

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Anything made of leather needs maintenance, especially if it’s been exposed to winter conditions. Wipe shoes and boots with a damp cloth, especially if salt-stained. Inspect jackets and coats for damage, tears or stains before hanging on a well-padded hanger for storage. Use leather conditioner on dry spots like elbows and seams. Frequently worn items should be professionally cleaned every year to maintain the leather, preserve the color and prevent permanent staining.

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Between cleanings.

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A few simple steps can save a trip and add at least one more wear to your nicest clothes. After wearing, hang the garment on a sturdy wooden hanger, remove pocket contents, belts or accessories, then give jackets, skirts or pants a thorough brushing to remove lint, dust and surface grime. Ease out wrinkles with a steamer or a hang near the shower and air overnight before storing.

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Spring closet cleaning.

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Create more space by eliminating any garment that is: (1) truly stained or stinky. We can do a lot, but some stains and smells are forever. (2) Damaged beyond repair, even by a talented seamstress. (3) Would you buy it right now? (4) It does not fit. Not now, probably never. (5). Wrong look, wrong image. (6). Brings up bad memories. (7) It outlasted a trend. (8) Have yet to wear it. (9) It is worn out, stretched, faded or pilled. Donate or recycle the mistakes and make room for more room.

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More wedding trends.

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Ferns not your style? A trend towards industrial rustic sees couples wedding in raw and techy spaces, dressed up with greenery and rich florals contrasting against the warehouse, loft or reclaimed factory setting. The must-have color this season is Living Coral, a warm pink with gold undertones. Use coral accents to brighten cakes, flowers or bridesmaid’s dresses. Speaking of bridesmaids, today’s couples are including their nearest and dearest in the celebration, unencumbered by traditional gendered roles. Look for bridesmen, groomsgirls and best women as convention becomes a guideline rather than a rule.

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Wedding trends for 2019

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Take inspiration from Prince Harry and Meghan and go eco-friendly with locally-sourced decorations and food, a pre-loved wedding gown and dried petals in place of confetti. Use in-season free-form foam-free flower arrangements and minimize your impact on Mother Earth. Outdoor wedding celebrations continue to grow in popularity, especially in the summer months. Tipis, tents and yurts can create a special space in a meadow, forest glen or shoreside venue.

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Too much color?

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Are your table linens suffering from spring’s brightly colored cakes, eggs, candy or crafts projects? It’s always best to trust the professionals – DIY stain removal can cause more harm than good. For best stain removal results, bring the boo-boos to us right away, and let us know what caused the stain. If anyone can save your linens from a dye-tastrophy, it’s our trained cleaning and stain removal experts.

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Easter Sunday.

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No matter where and how you worship, Easter marks a hopeful return of light, of new life, fresh blooms and colorful brightness. We’ll be celebrating with our families, and wish you the best of this springtime tradition. From sunrise services, lilies and decorated eggs, to lamb dinners, fancy baskets and fluffy bunnies, there’s more to Easter than a parade in a new outfit.

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