How to Prevent and Remove Pilling on Clothes

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You finally found the perfect top in the perfect color. But after just one washing, it is covered with little knots of thread. No one ever wants those little ugly bobbles of fuzz or pills on clothes. It’s a really bad look. What Is Pilling? Pills appear on fabric when groups of short or broken […]

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What’s Best: Liquid, Powder or Pods for Laundry Detergent??

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Liquids, pods and powders can all be used in any water temperatures and almost all brands are now formulated to use in high-efficiency front load or top load washers. You may actually have ahard time finding a detergent without the sympol, but rest assured that you can use the laundry detergent in a standard top […]

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Show Me Some Love

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Give Your Clothes the TLC They Deserve If you want your clothes to treat you right, you’ve got to treat them right. If you don’t you may be replacing your entire wardrobe every season, as opposed to just a few essential pieces. The proper investment of time and effort in caring for your clothes will […]

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Removing Eggnog and Gravy Stains

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With the holiday season come gravy and eggnog stains. The way these stains are treated depends on the fiber content of the garment. If the care label indicates that the garment should be dry cleaned, by all means bring it to us. For washable items, test for colorfastness before you attempt to remove any stain. […]

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6 Do’s and Don’ts For Stain Removal

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DON’T. Rub the stain. This may damage the nap of the fabric, or set the stain further. DO. Blot the stain immediately with a dry, white cloth napkin. DON’T. Use water on the stain, if it is an oil-based stain, water may complicate the stain. DO. Bring the garment to your dry cleaner as soon […]

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Do’s & Don’ts for Storing Sweaters

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Do: Clean sweaters before storing. Keep away from damp areas, areas where sunlight or artificial light can shine on them, and keep away from areas where fumes may be present. Don’t: Store sweaters by hanging them by the shoulders. This will stretch out the body of the sweater and leave the sleeves short. Don’t: Pack […]

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Caring For Rainwear

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As those April showers continue all this week and into May, months-long-forsaken raincoats are being pulled out of the closet to be used once again. But raincoats aren’t just for Spring anymore, they are multifunctional garments that protect you from the rain, keep you warm on cool days, and can even be worn with evening […]

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Salt: The Other White Stuff

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“Are you tired of this lingering winter….me too!!! Well here are some suggestions for removing those nagging salt stains.” The Snow season will be melting away soon, but salt may be a lingering reminder of those days of trudging through sidewalks and streets that have been treated with salt. A necessity in some climates, but […]

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Is it a comforter or a duvet????

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A duvet is always a comforter, but a comforter is not always a duvet- so its no wonder people get confused by the terminology. To be precise, a comforter is any bed covering with two layers of cloth that contain a filling such as down, feathers, wool. cotton or a synthetic. A duvet cover is […]

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The Twelve Parties Of Christmas

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A Holiday Season Spills and Splashes Survival Guide Even the heartiest holiday reveler must pause to deal with an occasional party mishap or clothing care decision. Take heed of these clothing care tips and chances are you’ll be singing the “The Twelve Parties of Christmas”.  On the First Party of Christmas, my closet said to […]

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It’s Sweater Weather…Pull’ em out and freshen em’ up

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The middle of Fall is, officially, sweater time. Sweaters are just a great way to look nice and feel good. Everywhere, sweaters are coming out of storage and being put back into the clothing rotation, unless you’re in the tropics. Caring for sweaters properly ensures their long life and that you’ll be able to enjoy […]

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Dingy Whites Got You Down?

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If your summer whites seem a little yellow after dry cleaning, the most likely cause is a breakdown of fabric finish used to make the garment appear brighter and whiter. Bright white is not really a natural shade of fibers, yarns and fabrics. Many times, manufactures brighten and whiten fabrics by using special florescent whiting […]

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Spring Cleaning- Storing Your Winter Clothes

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It’s been a cool start to the summer here in St. Louis. And if you’re like us, you haven’t quite put your cool weather clothes away for the summer. But when you decide the time is right, make sure you take extra care. Winter clothes are susceptible to all sorts of damage if improperly stored […]

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Caring for Your Winter Coats

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  The care method for a coat will depend on its fiber content. For example, coats made of wool, leather and suede may require more care than coats made of other fibers. For the most part, follow these tips to help keep your coats looking great: •Wear scarves to avoid soiling the collar, especially leather […]

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Read That Label!

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If you’re like a lot of Demun Professional Cleaners customers, then you know the drill. You go on a clothes shopping spree and the first thing you do is remove those itchy, scratchy labels from the inside of the collars and inseams. Before you toss that “trash,” make sure you take a good look at […]

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