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Prevent Insect Damage to Your Clothing

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mysteriously appearing holes may be the result of insect damage. Often the holes may not be readily apparent until after cleaning. Garments that have been stored for a long time are particularly prone to insect damage. Moth damage is commonly seen on wool fabrics, but beetles, silverfish, roaches, and other insects feed on stains and sizings on fabrics made of other fibers. The type of fabric or food substance insects are attracted to determines whether the damage they cause is direct or indirect.   Read More >>

Cleaning and Waterproofing Raincoats

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

woman in raincoat with umbrellaRaincoats are multi-functional garments that can protect you from rain, wind and snow, keep you warm on cool days, and can even be worn with evening wear. They are indispensable in a Bostonian's wardrobe.

Raincoats come in a variety of fabrics including brushed cotton, water-repellent wool gabardines, blends of polyester and rayon, cotton and wool, and even coated velvets. The traditional yellow raincoat is no longer the norm as prints, plaids, vibrant colors, subdued colors, even combinations of designs and colors appear on the scene. In addition, raincoats today frequently sport trims of fur, suede, corduroy or other decorative fabrics.  Read More >>

Using a Laundromat Efficiently in Boston

Ken Sarni - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Sarni Cleaners Laundromat in South End StoreCondos and apartments in the Boston and Cambridge area often do not have washer/dryer hookups. Residents will either use a wash and fold service or do their laundry at a laundromat. For many years, Sarni Cleaners has provided wash and fold service with free pickup and delivery to the Greater Boston community. Recently, we have also opened a laundromat in our South End store with all new eco-friendly washers and dryers to serve this need. In this article, we would like to provide you with some tips for doing your laundry efficiently at the laundromat.  Read More >>

Use a Mesh Bag for Delicate Clothing

Millie Kwan - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Washing your delicates in a washing machine can be risky. They can come out with holes, snags and tears.That's why manufacturers often recommend that they be handwashed. While not a fool proof option, using a mesh bag to wash delicates can protect them from the maw of washing machines, reducing the risk of damage and making them last longer.    Read More >>

Do home dry cleaning kits work?

Millie Kwan - Friday, April 18, 2014

You may have come across home dry cleaning kits in the detergent aisle of supermarkets and wondered if they work. Do they really replace professional dry cleaning?  Read More >>

More Laundry Problems: Lint and Pills

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Do you find lint and pills on your clothing when you pull them out of the washer? If you do, read on to learn how to treat these problems.  Read More >>


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