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Make your clothes last longer

Do turn your clothes inside out before washing. That’s the way they were assembled, and especially on dark items, you’ll be helping preserve the rich dark tones (and any applied graphics) from unnecessary friction. Do use a delicates mesh bag to prevent snagging, tearing and stretching. Do separate fabric types when you can. Cottons and polysters need different temperatures and spin cycles. Don’t overload your washing machine or use too much detergent. And don’t use hot water unless you need to. Today’s machines and laundry detergents work just great with cold or cool water. Check the garment care instructions.

Suited for success.

As business slowly gets back to “the before times”, don’t slack on your appearance.  Meeting face to face requires a different dressing strategy than Zoom. When you want to make a first-rate impression, nothing beats your best suit. Make sure the details are right: crisp shirt, snug tie, cuffs showing just about ¾ inch. Always brush for lint with a fabric brush or a sticky lint remover. Clean, shined shoes? Make sure your trousers have a proper hem — pants should rest on the top of the shoe with a small “break ” and should only be shorter if the pants have a cuff. Remember, professional alterations are almost always a good investment on any off-the rack suit.

Losing space to memories?

Are precious keepsake garments taking up valuable closet space? Christening gowns, ceremonial attire, letter jackets, afghans and wedding gowns all take up space and seldom come out of storage. Your keepsake items can be cleaned and preserved for future generations, and the boxing makes them easy to store on a shelf or in the attic. We not only clean and package wedding gowns, we also do prom dresses, dress uniforms and those precious baby outfits.

Is there a Woolite® conspiracy?

It seems most every item you buy has a care label that reads “hand wash.”  Labeling laws only require listing one method of cleaning, and “hand wash” is more acceptable to retailers than “dry clean only.”  Sadly, hand washing requires your time, fussy handling, a large sink, and air flow and low moisture levels for gentle drying. Finishing is even more trouble — home irons just can’t press properly on cool settings.  If the label says “hand wash,” usually the best cleaning not in your bathroom or kitchen, it’s in our professional cleaning plant. Our staff is trained to advise you on best practices – on any garment.

Wedding bells in the future?

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.