Comforter for just $19.00 (Originally $30.00)
Comforter for just $19.00 (Originally $30.00)
Most people know to sort their white and colored laundry. However, there are other ways you can benefit from separating your washables. Particularly if you have a large family that produces a lot of laundry, you should consider the following sorting tips:
If you have anything that cannot be sorted in among the rest of your laundry, bring it to our Bellevue dry cleaning service.
Some people like to give their new clothing a “pre-wearing wash” before they put them on for the first time. As strange as it may sound, there is in fact a lot of merit to this practice. Many of the garments you buy have additives in them that can give sensitive skin dermatitis. Further, the excessive dyes found in some of your colored clothing might stain your skin or other fabrics they come into contact with.
If you just bought underwear or a bathing suit, you should take particular care to wash them before you use them for the first time. Though it is rare, there is some small risk that another shopper may have tried these garments on and spread lice or scabies to them. Rinse such items in as hot a temperature of water as you can safely wash them in, then hang them up to dry.
If you just purchased a garment that is dry clean only, you can count on Bellevue Dry Cleaning for all of your laundering needs.
A lot of comforters can be washed normally in a regular washing machine. However, others are not as easy to get clean. Some of them are simply too large to fit into your machine, while others are too fragile. Your comforter’s tag should tell you whether or not it can be safely washed in your machine.
If you need to hand wash your comforter, start by spreading it out over the floor and vacuuming it off, front and back, with a dust attachment. You should then fill your bathtub or a similar large vessel with enough warm water to fully submerge the comforter. Add some liquid detergent and agitate the water. Scrub at any stained areas, then drain away the soapy water. Replace the water with clean water to rinse away the soap, draining and repeating as many times as is needed. Once you are confident that the soap is gone, hang up your comforter on a line to let it dry.
If there are portions of your comforter that cannot get wet, bring it to Bellevue Dry Cleaning.
There is a wisdom to keeping to the old notion that you should set aside a particular day every week for your laundry. Firstly, establishing a routine makes you less likely to forget to wash a load. This saves you from the occasional marathon clothes-washing, which is a huge drain on your time and energy. If you live with a large family, setting a hard weekly deadline also makes it more likely that dirty clothes will wind up in the hamper, sparing you the weekly hunt for stray socks and discarded shirts.
Simultaneously, a once-a-week schedule should be sufficient to allow for a proper build-up of dirty laundry; as counterintuitive as it may be, the practice of doing small loads throughout the week is not doing your clothing any favors. Clothes washed in a medium or large load will actually come out cleaner than those washed in a small one.
When it comes time to wash clothing that cannot be safely cleaned in your own machine, bring it down to Bellevue Dry Cleaning.
When pollen gets rubbed into your clothing, it can create a very stubborn stain. Fortunately, these stains are easy to remove if you know how to do it properly.
When you get pollen stains on a fabric that cannot be safely washed in a conventional machine, bring it to Bellevue Dry Cleaning.
Sometimes you can treat a stain over and over again to no avail. When this happens, it can be tough to determine when it’s time to entirely give up on the garment. Should you find yourself in such a situation, consider the following tips:
Conventional white chalk is generally not going to be much of a problem. However, if you have children, you may occasionally find yourself struggling to remove brightly-colored chalk from your laundry. These chalks can prove to be a little more difficult, but you should be able to remove your chalk stains with the following steps:
In the event that you stain a fabric that cannot safely be washed conventionally, bring it in to our dry cleaning in Bellevue.
When it comes to green living, your consumption of water and energy are some of your biggest concerns. Unfortunately, both of these come into play in a big way when you do your laundry. With this in mind, how might you reduce the environmental effects of your clothes-washing routine? Bellevue Dry Cleaning offers the following tips:
Soy sauce is a delicious part of many meals, but it has a tendency to splatter and stain your clothing. Unfortunately, these dark marks can be fairly difficult to remove, particularly if they are allowed to dry. If you are struggling with a soy sauce stain, try following these steps:
Begin by running cold water through the back of the stained area. You don’t want to use warm water, as this will encourage the soy sauce to set.
Rub the stain with liquid laundry detergent by hand. Allow it to sit for about three minutes, and then thoroughly rinse the detergent out.
If the clothing is either white or colorfast, try applying vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or another bleaching agent.
If you still see a stain, apply liquid laundry detergent again and let it soak in warm water for thirty minutes.
Wash the clothes according to their normal instructions. Check to see if any sign of the stain remains before running it through the dryer.
If you get any soy sauce on a garment that cannot be washed normally, you can bring it in to our Bellevue dry cleaning to have it properly cleaned.