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FRANCE

Uncategorized Aug 04, 2018 No Comments

FRANCE

“Dry Cleaning is believed to have originated in France in 1828 when a factory worker spilled lamp oil, a flammable petroleum-based solvent, on a soiled tablecloth. When the tablecloth dried, the spots had disappeared.”

Did You Know?

Uncategorized Aug 01, 2018 No Comments

Did You Know?

The ancient Romans used a chemical called ammonia and fuller’s earth (a clay that can absorb grease and oil) to clean their woolen togas? TRUE!

Clothing Stains

Uncategorized Jul 30, 2018 No Comments

Clothing Stains

NEVER RUB clothing stains!!!

Always blot the stained area then bring it to us! Blotting may help remove some of the staining substance while avoiding damage to the fabric!

Rainwear

Uncategorized Jul 26, 2018 No Comments

Rainwear

Slickers and over boots can be your best friends in the wild. But these items can develop odors and bacterial films which can cause infections if they sit too long. YUCK! If you’re wearing a plastic poncho, make sure it is completely dry before folding it up and packing it away for the season. If you prefer canvass, make sure the water repellent is refreshed at least once per year.

Kids on the Beach

Uncategorized Jul 23, 2018 No Comments

Kids on the Beach

With the arrival of hot, sunny days comes the need for sunscreens and suntan lotions. Unfortunately, the components found in most sunscreens and suntan lotions can cause stains to fabrics.

To prevent these stains, follow the directions provided by the manufacturer or give us a call!

Cleaning Band Uniforms

Uncategorized Jul 23, 2018 No Comments

Cleaning Band Uniforms
Band uniforms are very expensive and generally require professional cleaning. Uniforms should be cleaned after each use in order to prevent any stains from setting and to avoid attracting insects, which especially prey on wool fibers. Swing in, we can help!

Hiking Boots

Uncategorized Jul 23, 2018 No Comments

Hiking Boots

Slightly worse than sleeping in a puddle is walking in one all day. Waterproof and store your hiking boots in a dry place – ALWAYS. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, since squishy feet can lead to illnesses.

What is the Best Way to Wash Your Swimsuit?

Uncategorized Jul 10, 2018 No Comments

Learn more about keeping your swimsuit clean. LEARN MORE

Sleeping Bags

Uncategorized Jul 09, 2018 No Comments

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags can usually be washed but check the care instructions before cleaning. Many contain down or fiber filling and may require different care methods.

Wash sleeping bags separately on a gentle cycle. Add detergent and partially fill with warm water. Submerge the sleeping bag in the water to expel air, then allow the washer to finish filling.

Periodically stop the washer, open the lid, and press air from the sleeping bag to ensure thorough cleaning. Tumble dry at regular temperatures. Consider adding a clean tennis ball to the dryer to fluff up the filling.

If your sleeping bag is too bulky for your washer, we’ll be more than happy to get it ready for the season. Just swing by!

Outdoor Gear Care Guide

Uncategorized Jul 08, 2018 No Comments

Outdoor Gear Care Guide

Follow us as we share tips and tricks to keep your outdoor gear ready along with storing it when cold weather returns.

Tent: Waterproof at the beginning of the season. Open it up, even at the site, and spray it with water repellent. Check for tiny holes and patch them promptly to keep water and insects out.