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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 >>

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 >>

Stain Removal Tips - Lipstick, Gum and Chocolate

Millie Kwan - Thursday, November 08, 2018

Every now and then, our customers would inquire about home stain removal tips for makeup, wine, oily food, milk and so on. We try to answer some of these question on this blog. In this post, we provide three home stain remedies for lipstick, gum and chocolates.    Read More >>

Removing Mud Stains from Clothing

Millie Kwan - Monday, October 01, 2018

Here in Boston, we love to enjoy the outdoors in Spring, Summer and Fall. We can go camping, play sports like soccer or baseball, hiking, all in good nature fun. Of course, it rains sometimes and the ground can get a little or a lot muddy. Needless to say, some of that muddy mess can get on our clothing and leave stains on them. Mud stains come in many shapes and sizes and here are some tips for cleaning them.  Read More >>


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