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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How To Clean Christmas Tree Skirts

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Christmas tree skirts are often valuable and treasured holiday items. Some tree skirts are very costly, while others may be family heirlooms. Regardless of their original or sentimental value, tree skirts should be handled with great care. In most cases, tree skirts cannot be safely laundered or dry cleaned, because they are adorned with beads, […]

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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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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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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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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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