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Can you use the washing machine's delicate cycle for hand-washable clothing?

Millie Kwan - Monday, August 19, 2019

In caring for your clothing, it is good practice to follow the manufacturer’s label on the garment, especially when it is one of your favorite pieces of clothing and it happens to be quite delicate. So when the label says that it is “hand wash only,” you might want to follow it in order to keep your garment in its best shape for a long time. Unfortunately, most of us Bostonians do not have the luxury of time to hand wash their clothes.   Read More >>

Dry cleaning kills bed bugs

Millie Kwan - Friday, August 02, 2019

Bed bugs have grown to be a problem in many parts of the country. Boston is no exception. A recent report ranks Boston as the 10th most bed bug-infested cities in 2019. Bedbugs are small nuisance insects that feed both on human and animal blood. In favorable conditions, they flourish and multiply quickly within a short period of time. Bed bugs have been found in homes, hotels, cruise ships, and dormitories. They may hide in the cracks and crevices of beds and dressers, or they may be found crawling over bed linens, sheets, comforters, throws, and even clothes.    Read More >>

Why Use a Laundry Pickup Service in Boston?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

You’re busy. Boston’s a busy place with colleges and tech startups and a vibrant cultural scene. Laundry can be a time consuming chore. Wouldn’t you rather spend more time doing the things you love instead of laundry? Here are a few reasons to use a laundry pickup and delivery service.  Read More >>

Can you reverse shrinkage in clothing?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Depending on the fabric, it is sometimes possible to unshrink garments.  For washable fabrics like cotton, you can try soaking the garment in white vinegar for an hour and then wash it in hot water. If that doesn't work, try stretching the wet garment by hand until it is the original size. Then hold it down with heavy objects and let it dry flat.  Read More >>

Cashmere Clothing Care

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cashmere is a luxurious material, often used to make warm winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves. It is a fiber made from the wool of cashmere goats. It is soft and light with excellent insulation. However, these fibers also have a fine texture and are easily damaged. Cashmere clothing therefore requires additional care to keep it looking its best.  Read More >>

Treating Lice-Infested Clothing

Millie Kwan - Saturday, January 12, 2019

Does an infestation of lice mean a cleaning nightmare? Not necessarily. Head lice are adapted for living on a human scalp and nowhere else. Although they can spread as long as the lice or eggs remain alive on the affected person or clothing, they can only survive for 48 hours off the body. The most important thing to do is treat the affected person.  Cleanup and laundry is only helpful after the infestation has been taken care of.  Read More >>


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