How to Take Care of Swimwear
Rinse the chlorine from swimwear directly after swimming.
Do not assume that towels will protect upholstery from swimwear. Upholstery can experience color loss simply by coming into contact with absorbed pool water.
Do not lay towels wet with pool water on other textile items, such as beds, carpets, or upholstery, in order to avoid color loss.
Launder or thoroughly rinse items that are regularly wet by pool water. This includes outdoor furniture, towels, clothing, and swimwear. These items may not be dirty, but the damage caused by residual chlorine can make it expensive to replace them.
Line drying or laying the garment flat to dry are typically recommended, as high drying temperatures can damage swimwear.
Removing Poison Ivy from Clothing
Millie Kwan - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Summer in Boston means more time enjoying the outdoors, whether it’s at camp, playing in the back yard, gardening, or hiking. That can mean a brush with poison ivy. Poison ivy produces an oily resin that causes the familiar rash. When clothing comes in contact with poison ivy the oil remains on the fabric. The oil can get transferred to your skin from your clothes. Luckily, it’s simple to take care of poison ivy exposed laundry
Both dry-cleaning and laundering are acceptable methods for removing poison ivy from clothing. Wear gloves when handling the contaminated items no matter which method you choose.
Laundering is preferred because it provides multiple flushes through the fabric. Lots of hot water, agitation, and washing time are the keys to poison…
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How to clean winter gloves, hats and scarves
Q. How do you clean winter accessories, such as gloves, hats, and scarves
A. Remember last spring when you bagged your hats, gloves, and scarves and put them in the back of your closet? Well, now it’s time to get them out and ready for another winter. If inspection shows they were put away in a soiled condition, now is the time to clean them.
If care labels are present, follow instructions carefully. Many synthetics, as well as cottons and wools, are hand or machine washable . If tumble drying is recommended, use a low temperature setting.
Wool, fur, and leather accessories may require our assistance . These materials require special cleaning and finishing procedures. Any known stains should be pointed out when you leave them with us. Most items will clean beautifully,…
Boston holiday tipping guide: 2016 edition
It’s that time of year again: the time to dole out dollars to those who make your condo or apartment building hum. How much should you tip, though? Short answer: It depends. Consider these questions.
Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage
Millie Kwan - Monday, April 09, 2012
Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season. Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season
Wash and dryclean everything before storage. Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age. Dirt and food are also invitations to insects
Make all necessary repairs—sew sagging hemlines, replace missing buttons, and fix split seams— before cleaning and storing for the season.
Store all items in a cool, well-ventilated area. Hot attics, damp basements, and garages are to be avoided.
Store away from natural and artificial light. A cool, dark closet is a good location for…