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Starched or not?

Shirts can go both ways – let us know if you like a lot or a little starch for crispness. Or do you like a smooth softer feel instead? Our professionals launder and press shirts and blouses with the finish you like best. Not all shirts are the same, so remember to tell us your preference when bringing them to us.

Save the shoes.

Winter can be rough on footwear (unless you’re wearing flip flops year ‘round) when foul weather, deicer and dirty slush take a toll. When shoes or boots get wet, let them air dry at room temperature before stowing. Wipe stained areas with a damp terry cloth to remove soil and break up any rings. Thoroughly air dry before polishing or waterproofing.

Closet (de)clutter.

Too often, keepsake garments take up space and get crushed in the process. We not only clean and archivally pack wedding gowns, we also preserve baby outfits, prom dresses, christening gowns, letter jackets, costumes and ceremonial garb, military dress uniforms, even Grandma’s afghan all crowd available storage. Properly packaged, your keepsakes are preserved and ready stack on a shelf. Ask for a no-obligation estimate.

Hit the slopes.

Get the most out of expensive ski wear. Check for salt, grit or food spills après ski. Close zippers and release tension on drawstrings or elastics, dry thoroughly before storing. Specifically follow care instruction tags: high tech fabrics need special attention, sometimes more sophisticated than your home washing machine. We’re your garment cleaning and care experts—even for technical sportswear.

Bridal tips, part 2

Expert tricks to get more from a budget wedding dress, shared by Brides magazine. Style your silhouette with undergarments that correspond the lines of the dress with the best features of your figure. Use accessories to add panache to even the simplest dress. Add a beaded belt or shrug and get two looks for the price of one. Planning (and shopping) ahead will help get more for your dollar. Retailers discount last-season styles in June and November, but watch for sales year-round.