Sweater care.1

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Remove lint and pet hairs with a lint roller or wrap your hand with tape, sticky side out, for a clean look. Pills (those little bumps right above the smooth weave) are removed with a pumice stone, scissors or simply shave them off with a disposable razor. For those little snags inside, pull through with a crochet hook and weave back into the sweater. Sound too tricky? Bring us your knits for expert cleaning and repair.

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Cashmere deluxe.

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While still a splurge, cashmere’s more affordable than ever. But it’s still an investment worth protecting. Before pulling on your sweater, wait for deodorant to dry or it can build up and create a stain. Don’t wear the same garment more than once a week. Remove wrinkles by ironing on low, inside out. And please, clean your cashmere before storing (folded in tissue) to avoid moth damage.

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Cleaning fleece.

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Fall’s the perfect time for a fleece sweater, jacket or cozy throw. Because most fleece is made of polyester, its usually washable in a home machine, inside-out and using the gentle cycle. A mild powered detergent like Ivory Snow, will clean without affecting fleece’s water resistance. Never add fabric softener or bleach, always dry at the lowest setting or better yet, hang to air dry.

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Seasonal switch.

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Before you store away your summer favorites, make sure everything’s clean and free of spills and stains. That little white wine spot or soda spill can oxidize over time, leaving a brown stain. Pack like-colored items together and keep everything away from light and moisture. If you don’t have closet hanger space, fold everything with white tissue paper and pack loosely in suitcases or place in breathable containers, like fabric garment bags.

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Make your bed.

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After summer’s hot nights, now’s a good time to freshen your nighttime environment. Begin by stripping the bed down to the mattress. If you use a mattress pad, launder (or bring to us) and dry thoroughly, hanging on the line, if you have one. Flip and rotate the mattress. Is it time to replace your pillows? Unless they are very high quality, it may be easier to buy new than clean old. Sniff test the winter comforter, blankets or quilts. We can clean them to like-new freshness – even king size is no problem for our machines. Be ready to snuggle up before winter chills arrive.

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Trends for Fall.

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Look for pistachio, the color not the nut, everywhere head to toe. Grungy romance in black lace with chains and chokers. Layers and layers of knits, think sweater on top of sweater. Bold colorful hosiery makes a splash. But so does period details like puffy sleeves, capes and Victorian neck ruffles. Expect a lot of quilted textures with patchwork themes. And thankfully, classic updates of trench coats, denim and suiting with punkish accents.

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Sustain your wardrobe.

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The added wearability you get from professional cleaning is actually a benefit to the environment. Every extra use you get from a garment reduces your need to buy new, and keeps it out of the landfill. Our gentle cleaning and laundry procedures add life and comfort to your wardrobe, prevent shrinking and fading and extend the value of your wardrobe investment.

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Dry faster.

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When you absolutely need it now, give the load an extra spin cycle while it’s still in the washer. It will remove a lot of moisture in just a few minutes. Then, throw a bath towel into the dryer with wet garments. After about 15 minutes, take the towel out and let the clothes finish drying. Make sure your lint trap is empty, and the ductwork clean, the speed dry time.

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