Autumn is here and the weather will soon be changing. That means changing your wardrobe. Unless you have three or four empty closets in your home, you may have to store clothes with the changes of the season. Before putting clothes in storage, let us clean them. Cleaning prevents even invisible stains from discoloring and weakening […]
Here are 7 tips that will help keep your favorite garments ready to wear, longer. Allow perfumes, lotions, deodorants, antiperspirants, and other toiletries to dry before you get dressed. These products can contain ingredients that can cause discoloration. Bring a garment in for professional cleaning as soon as possible after becoming soiled. Stains and soil […]
Many of today’s garments are touted as wrinkle-free, but if they aren’t treated right they can still get wrinkles. To keep all your garments looking fresh with fewer wrinkles, keep these tips in mind: Don’t overload the washer or dryer with too many clothes. They won’t get as clean as they should, and they won’t […]
Back in the 1890’s, King Edward VII popularized sewn-in “turn-ups” as an alternative to rolling up pant bottoms in rainy weather. Cuffs were a sign of elegant tailoring until WWII wartime clothing restrictions banned cuffs and flaps on pockets to save fabric. Today, cuffs are recommended on trousers with wide or long legs, double pleats […]
What a wonderful time we had this morning at the opening of this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Center. For those of you that don’t know about the Christmas Center, it is the location where needy families in the greater Richmond area come each year to receive the generous gifts provided by donations to various local […]
Brenda Miller from the Central Virginia Food Bank brings in over 60 coats donated by the staff and discusses their needs during the Christmas season. Visit the CVFB online at: http://www.cvfb.org/ Click on the image below to go to our video blog.
We all know that bleach can permanently discolor our clothes. But you might be surprised to find out that there are five commonly used household items that can either stain or discolor your favorite garments. [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=deodorant&iid=5289708″ src=”5/f/2/7/Antiperspirant_assorted_6e7e.jpg?adImageId=7967748&imageId=5289708″ width=”156″ height=”200″ /] 1. Antiperspirant / Deodorant – They may keep you smelling fresh all […]