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Laundry Mistakes

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Laundry Mistakes

Who knew? Read More

 

Are You Dressed for Success?

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Are You Dressed for Success?

What is the dress code like at your job? Can you walk in with jeans on, or are suits and dresses standard? We can say with confidence that whatever your workplace mandates, from formal business attire to business casual to social casual—you will look your best when your clothes are professionally cleaned and pressed! Read More

Washing New Clothes, Really?

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Washing New Clothes, Really?

Washing your new clothes before wearing them is important! Read More to learn why!

Storage

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Storage

Did you store your cooler weather garments, like sweaters, for next year? Did you find your spring outfits from storage were off-color or have blotches and holes they didn’t have when you put them away? A lot of things can happen to clothing in storage so as you begin this clothing makeover, consider the following time-old tips: Read More

How to Remove Paint Stains

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How to Remove Paint Stains

Little hands can make big messes! Here are some tips for removing paint stains. Read More

Knit Hanger Humps?

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Knit Hanger Humps?

Knit garments should be folded and placed over the bar of the hanger, not hung from the shoulders. The weight of the fabric pulls the material down, which causes hanger humps and can stretch heavier knits out of shape.

Ties, Ties, and More Ties

Uncategorized Jun 11, 2018 No Comments

Ties, Ties, and More Ties

Ties are often made of delicate fabrics (such as silk) and require special care. Whether you’ve spilled coffee on your favorite tie or are just looking to spruce it up, as a high-quality cleaner we are best equipped to handle it.

Removing Stains

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Removing Stains

At Malibu, we use complex procedures and special stain removal chemicals to remove stains. Different stains require different treatments, which our stain removal technicians are trained to administer. Why risk a disaster using an over-the-counter “all-purpose” stain removal product or trying a “home remedy” when you could rely on our stain removal experts?

How to Fold Your Clothes to Save Space

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How to Fold Your Clothes to Save Space

Ever wonder how to keep your dresser drawers organized? Not sure how to fold your clothes to utilize the most space? Check this video out on “How to Fold Your Clothes to Save Space” by HGTV.

Starch Levels in Shirts

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

Starch Levels in Shirts

Few consumers understand the reasons why starch feel varies from fabric to fabric.  I will try to explain below.

Starch is a rinse additive.   This means that when your shirts are processed, the starch is immersed into the load with the rinse water.  I have heard complaints over the years, “this shirt doesn’t have enough, but these two are fine.”  Even though the shirts were cleaned in the very same load, fabrics vary and some will retain starch and some will not. We have also had requests from customers to use heavy starch on the collars and cuffs and none on the rest.  This is impossible since starch is contained in the rinse.

Every fabric holds starch differently.  Therefore, if you like a “crispy” feel, be sure the fabric you are purchasing allows for that.  My recommendation is to go with the 100% Cotton broadcloth.  Cotton holds on to starch for a clean crisp look.  If you want to look professional, but don’t like the way starch feels, the 60/40 poly blend is the shirt for you. We can still starch them for you, they just won’t feel as “hard.”

The next time you are faced with the feeling that the shirt doesn’t feel like it has enough starch, take a peek at the tag.  Each customer has their own preference.  We do our best to accommodate, but keep in mind, fabric is the ticket!

If you have questions, please drop me an email or give me a call.

Kim