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How to Care for Down & Fiberfill Comforters, Sleeping Bags and Coats

Millie Kwan - Friday, March 09, 2018

Comforters, sleeping bags, coats, and other cold weather garments are often made with down or fiberfill. Both down--a natural product, and fiberfill, a polyester fill--are effective in keeping out the cold. While cleaning down or fiberfill items is usually not a problem, a garment with poor construction and insufficient quilting can cause the down to shift, lose shape, and become matted.   Read More >>

The Challenge of Cleaning Curtains

Millie Kwan - Saturday, February 10, 2018
Despite the availability of hundreds of labor saving devices and packaged products that claim to virtually eliminate housework, until a "magic solution" is found, curtains will still have to be cleaned the old-fashioned way.  Read More >>

Make Draperies Last

Millie Kwan - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Draperies can susceptible to a wide variety of problems, ranging from shrinkage and fading to stains and abrasion damage. Too often we only think of cleaning draperies after they’ve been framing our windows for a few years. Sometimes problems can develop over time while they are just hanging there, doing their job of beautifying out homes.  Read More >>

Cleaning Draperies, Bedspreads and Comforters

Millie Kwan - Thursday, September 01, 2016

We know that creating that special ambiance in your home took time. Whether your home furnishings are custom-made or off-the-shelf, to prevent damage from the sunshine and humidity in Boston's summers, all household items need a thorough cleaning from time to time to extend their useful life. That’s where we come in.  Read More >>

Fading Bedspreads and Comforters

Millie Kwan - Friday, January 08, 2016

Now that the winter has ended, you decide to take your favorite bedspread to the dry cleaner for cleaning before storage. But when you get it back, to your horror you discover that the colors have faded substantially.  Read More >>

How long do drapes, comforters and other household textiles last?

Millie Kwan - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The American National Standards Institute, Inc. approved the Fair Claims Guide for Consumer Textile Products. This standard provides the guidelines for determining liability for claims adjustment purposes for textile products. It also includes the following life expectancy chart for household textile items:   Read More >>


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