1. Storing your knitwear on hangers cannot only result in distorted shoulders, the weight of the knit can stretch it out of shape. 2. Avoid snags by putting jewelry on AFTER you get dressed. 3. DO NOT cut loose strands, snags or fuzz balls, this is a good way to unleash the great unraveling problem. 4. Carefully inspect knitwear prior to purchase. Careless shoppers trying on knitwear can easily leave behind snags and runs. 5. Always point out snags in need of repair when you bring
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 permanently stain your swimwear, especially preparations that are oil based. In a perfect world, you want to give your sunscreen an opportunity to dry
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 the time to preserve that wedding gown means it will remain a tangible reminder of the day for many years to come. Perhaps another generation or two
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 best interest to clean them all at the same time; this will keep them looking uniform. Also, if your draperies have been exposed to direct sunlight,
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 however, you forget and your lovely tablecloth bears witness to your oversight, your best bet in saving the table linen for future dinners is to bring it
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 Cleaning & Laundry, they are carefully placed on the appropriate wire hanger style for transport back to your home. Once in your closet, storing
After you have worn a knit garment a few times, you may find small balls of fiber forming on the surface. These fuzz balls are known in the dry cleaning trade as pills. They are formed by the loose fibers tangling together in places where your garment is subjected to friction during wear. The more often you wear a knit garment in between cleanings, the more pills you'll encounter as the pills themselves exacerbate the surface areas from friction. Though you might be tempted to take a scissor or
When packing for travel, the best way to minimize wrinkles is to leave your clothes in the plastic bags we use to protect them. Our plastic covers provide an air cushion that helps prevent unwanted creases. But, if you still find a few unsightly wrinkles when you get where you are going, the good news is that steam (ex. from a shower) will relax the fibers and therefore remove some wrinkles. The bad news is you must be very careful to walk the fine line between enough 'good' steam and too much
The whiteness you enjoy on your clothing is not a color. It is a skillful result of the use of optical brighteners. If you disturb or remove the optical brighteners you affect the light reflectance and the whiteness. Yellow underarm stains are the result of the salt in your perspiration and/or the aluminum in your anti-perspirant and their effect on the optical brighteners. Follow these tips for to keep your whites white. 1. Chlorine bleach should never be poured directly onto a
Choose a ‘Perc’ free cleaner. Perc, the most commonly used dry cleaning solvent, is a toxic pollutant and suspected carcinogen affecting the environment around us. Shaffer Dry Cleaning & Laundry has used an alternative hydrocarbon solvent since 1988 which does not have the environmental or health concerns that are found with perc.
There is not one single product or method that can remove every stain. And unfortunately, we have seen many garments permanently stained by use of an improper home remedy. Even water can cause stains on some fabrics. Keep in mind that the older the stain, the more difficult to remove, so bring the garment in ASAP and tell your Customer Service Representative what substance caused the stain. We will do all we can to restore your garment back to the original condition.
We take the utmost care in protecting buttons in the laundering process. Press pads are kept in a new condition at all times. However, shirt buttons are of a varying quality and are subjected to high heat. Some will break. If we find a cracked or missing button, we closely match it and replace it for you. We will also give to you free of charge ‘panic buttons”” to replace any buttons that might be missing on your shirt at home. The next time the shirt comes to us, your shirt button will be