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The easiest way to start organizing your crowded closet?

Comb through your wardrobe and: 1.  pull out whatever needs tailoring  (for either a better fit or a restyling into something more fashionable) 2.  donate what you don't need or want And remember, to avoid stretching it's best if you do not hang your fine knitwear, especially heavy weight items.

2014 Fashion Trends for Pants

Cigarette pants.  Sailor trousers.  Capris. Ever since it became socially acceptable for women to wear slacks, they have become an integral part of everyone's wardrobe.  This year, there is a wide array of fashionable styles to choose from, from cigarette pants to high waisted and wide legged trousers, but the style is only part of the fashion

Beware the Holiday Fashion Trend in Metallic Fabrics

Glitter and gloss are always part of any holiday celebration, and this year the fashionistas among you may be considering a metallic fabric to get in the spirit of the season.  Before you make a sizable investment in this holiday fashion trend, here are a few things we want you to know. 1.  Metallic yarns are notorious for shrinking, which can

Linen –  The Quintessential Summer Fabric

It was the fabric of choice for the ancient Egyptians, largely because it's highly absorbent (so it's able to pull moisture away from your body). It is also inherently strong, allowing it to be more loosely woven than cotton or silk. The looser weave enhances the fiber's natural tendency to wick moisture off the body, and it also allows more air to

A Simple Tip for  Wrinkle – Free Packing…  Our Plastic Bag

There's not much more to say other than the fact that simply putting each garment you're worried about into one of our plastic bags means you'll arrive with all your clothes wrinkle-free and ready to wear.  If you're interested in the 'why,' it's because the plastic creates a bubble of air that protects the item from being crushed when

A Word or Two About Swimwear Care

We all know how damaging the sun's rays can be to our skin, and how important it is to protect ourselves with highly rated UV protection topical treatments. And, if it is a choice between protecting your skin and your swimsuit - there is no contest.  Protect your skin first and foremost. However, you need to keep in mind that sunscreens can

Tips for Dads (& Moms) Who Golf

For the golfers among us, there is nothing that compares with a beautiful sunny day spent on the golf course.  It's the perfect opportunity to let the sun rejuvenate us, get a bit of a tan and put the worries of the world out of mind while we focus on the game. The bad news is while the sun is doing wonders for your state of mind; it is also

Happy Fathers Day

As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of the Oscar Wilde quote:  All women become their mothers, and I wonder if he thought the same was true about fathers and sons. I think back to the things I heard my father say when I was growing up... Things like:  ‘You’re not going out looking like that', (and in retrospect he was so right,

Wedding Gown Preservation Tips

Once the wedding is over, there are few tangible reminders.  The food and drink were consumed, the flowers have died, the music has stopped playing... all these things that the bride anguished over are just sweet memories. But there are a couple of things that provide a concrete reminder of the day: the photographs and the wedding gown! Taking

WWII Rationing:

No Wool.  No Silk.  No Cotton. No Leather.  No Nylon.  No Rubber. I knew about rationing during WWII – gas, sugar, butter, meat, rubber, but I didn’t realize that there were actual laws passed about fashion that in effect not only rationed clothes, but mandated style!   The impact on the garment industry was so huge that VOGUE

Memorial Day

Hi  This week in anticipation of Memorial Day, I did a little bit of WWII research because I was looking for a special way to mark the 3 PM Moment of Remembrance.   I found a couple of things that I wanted to share with you.  The first is a link to the Memorial Day Moment of Silence facebook page.  Go here to connect.  Remember, this

Green Cleaning at Home

Counter tops, sinks, linoleum, tiles: Baking soda is a great all around environmentally benign substitute for anywhere you're accustomed to using powdered cleansers.  It rinses easily and, while it may require a bit more elbow grease, it is generally up to the task.  Baking soda is also cheaper to buy and certainly worth a try.  Glass and

Earth Day note from Shaffer

Hi - Earth Day is just around the corner, but it really shouldn't be the only day we are mindful of the importance of trying to be more environmentally friendly. Taking care in both our personal and business lives to make eco-conscious choices is the only way we can be sure that our children and grandchildren will be able to experience and enjoy

Table Setting Guide

Hi- It's that time of year. Spring is here.  The time for the gathering of friends and family is upon us, and getting started on that time honored tradition of Spring-cleaning.  Chances are you're looking around the house thinking about what might be in need of some special rejuvenating treatment. We've got a few tips for you below about

Spring Cleaning: Drapery Cleaning  A Few Tips for You

According to the Better Business Bureau, you should think about professionally cleaning your draperies every three years or so, and sheer curtains on an annual basis. As a professional cleaner, I'll also advise you to clean all your matching pieces together! In other words, if your draperies 'match' your slipcovers or upholstery, it's in your own


NYC FASHION WEEK NEWS   The one thing most designers seem to be in sync about for Fall 2013 fashions, is the use of gray as the new black! It's a sensible choice as it can be easily paired with virtually any other color and therefore offers a real versatility.   Leather and leather trimmed garments remain in vogue. And while it's wonderful

Oscar and Fashion Week

February was a big month for fashion news. In addition to the Oscars, NYC hosted a week- long presentation of what the fashionistas will be wearing with Fashion Week. At the Oscars, glitter and glam carried the day, with metallic fabrics, beads and sequins ruling most of the best-dressed selections. Shoulders mostly remained bare, and upswept hair

Recycle Hangers into Valentine Wreaths

Here is another good reason to recycle wire hangers from your favorite green dry cleaner in Tucson – Shaffer Dry Cleaning & Laundry, of course!  Reshape the hangers to make Valentine wreaths. First remove the paper from the wire hangers.  Hold the hanger with the hook facing down.  Then firmly press down on the middle of the hanger’s

Candle Wax

Candle Wax: the Bane of Fine Table Linens So you are planning a nice romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, complete with soft lighting from burning candles. Be sure you protect your table linens from the overly zealous marketing claims made by ‘dripless’ candle makers by using candle drip  protectors (you can even get them on line.) If

From Shaffer Drycleaning

Hi ! A few years back we were invited to a friend’s house for a Superbowl party.  Like any good Superbowl party guest, I offered to bring a dish...  If I do say so myself, I make an awesome guacamole dip. Unfortunately, our friends’ oldest daughter had already volunteered to do the dip.  So mine was out, and hers was in. Now, I say this

Superbowl Guacamole Dip

Superbowl Guacamole Dip Here’s a relatively low calorie, heart healthy recipe for you to try.  This recipe does not include salt, though I’ve been told a little pepper won’t hurt it. Ingredients 2 ripe HAAS Avocados ¼   - 1 Small Onion (minced – add according to taste) 2 Small Tomatoes (diced) 1 Clove Garlic (Or minced garlic

All Hangers Are Not Created Equal

Would you use a flathead screwdriver to undo a Phillips-head screw?  Or a sauce pan to fry eggs? OK, even though both these scenarios probably have been attempted by someone before, we’re pretty sure the results weren’t good.     Selecting the right hanger for your clothes is important. When you receive your garments back from Shaffer Dry