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Wedding bells in the future?

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By brightleaf

Wedding planners suggest you arrange cleaning and preservation of your gown well before the ceremony. Our professional staff will care for your gown after the ceremony, cleaning and expertly packaging it for long-term storage. Not sure if you are going to save your gown or sell it? Gowns that have been professionally cleaned and preserved bring a higher price than those left ‘as worn.’ We’re ready to help with cleaning, pressing and last minute alterations for everyone in the wedding party.

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Winter coat bubbling over?

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By brightleaf

Is your favorite coat looking rippled? Modern outerwear is often constructed using adhesive to bond outside and inside layers, adding shape and form without bulk. Time, wear and exposure to the elements can break down the adhesive, creating a bubbled, rippled appearance. We see this effect most often at high-stress areas— shoulders, elbows, bust and waist — where you stretch and bend. Sadly, this condition can’t be repaired or prevented. Even a wrinkly coat is still warm — give it to a local charity.

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The perfect fit (or hemming and hawing).

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By brightleaf

Jeans that fit like a dream are hard to find, especially after wearing pants without buttons during the pandemic. So when you shop for new, focus on the body fit, and don’t worry about the length. Our alterations department can have you hemmed to the perfect length in no time. If you want to retain the showroom look, ask for an original hem. Rather than cutting off the bottom and sewing a new hem, we can cleverly hide the extra fabric and move the original factory hem to a new shorter length.

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Oxy moron?

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By brightleaf

Have you made the switch to oxygen-bleach products yet? You may think conventional chlorine bleach is whitening, but if the water is not hot enough, the bleach is only weakening fibers. Old-fashion bleach requires substantial heat to activate and brighten—the new oxy products work even in cold water and get your whites bright without leaving chlorine smell and holes behind. Save bleach for disinfecting around the house, and switch to a more earth-friendly way to brighten all your laundry.

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Laundry piled up?

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By brightleaf

Looking for a way to spoil that special someone at home? Did spending too much time at home get your laundry room overflowing? Catch up with the chores while still enjoying the springtime sunshine and give yourself a little break once in a while and splurge. Ask about wash and fold service for your basic laundry. With a low per pound price, sheet, towels, comforters, and your everyday clothes will come back clean and folded.

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Watch for Wear

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By brightleaf

Don’t be caught off guard when your favorite shirt finally gives out. Check your cuffs and collar for signs of wear around the edges. Do you see a dark pigment at the corner of your collar? It’s the glue from the interfacing showing through. And last but not least, watch your elbows – when your shirt has finally seen enough, the thinning fabric at the elbows will tear.

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Watch for Wear

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By brightleaf

Don’t be caught off guard when your favorite shirt finally gives out. Check your cuffs and collar for signs of wear around the edges. Do you see a dark pigment at the corner of your collar? It’s the glue from the interfacing showing through. And last but not least, watch your elbows – when your shirt has finally seen enough, the thinning fabric at the elbows will tear.

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Early Spring cleaning

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By brightleaf

Get a jumpstart on spring cleaning — bring us all your bulky bedding – we specialize in their cleaning {and storage}. Our professional staff will make sure your downs, wools and silks are ready for next winter’s storms. Don’t have space in your closet to store your winter blankets and bedding? Our breathable comforter bags are perfect for seasonal storage of comforters, blankets and those cozy flannel sheets.

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Household checklist, 2

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By timheitzman

Spring cleaning, part two

Needlepoint and Pillows

Look closely for body oil and smudges. Take them outside to see them under sunlight. Untreated facial and body oil can stain fabrics, over time, causing spots to oxidize and turn dark.

Bedspreads and Cushion Covers

These should be drycleaned or washed every month or so, as needed. They can also gather facial and body oil, in addition to collecting airborne dust and other debris. Inspect closely under bright light, especially if someone you know eats in bed.

Drapes and Curtains

These can be downright overwhelming because of weight and bulk, but they must be vacuumed, drycleaned or steam cleaned at least every two years, if not sooner, depending on cooking habits, furnace care, fireplace use, in-house smoking.

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