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The Ultimate Guide To Fabulous Wedding Photographs

Posted September 29, 2017

How Important is Wedding Photography?

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Topics: Garment care, How-to, Wedding

Back To School Garment Care

Posted August 30, 2017

Getting ready for another year of school almost always calls for at least one shopping trip.

Whether you're a teacher, parent, or college student you've got some looking good to do
this year. The most important thing for students is to be comfortable in what they're wearing. That allows the mind to focus on learning rather than self-awareness.

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Topics: Garment care

Home Laundry Is Harder Than It Looks

Posted August 04, 2017

One of the world’s biggest soap manufacturers, Procter & Gamble, says people do their laundry improperly by not sorting loads, overloading machines, and washing clothes too often.

People spend more time doing wash now than 50 years ago, but research shows the clothes are coming out less clean and more worn than elsewhere in the world.

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Topics: Laundry, Garment care, How-to

8 Tips for Home Stain Removal

Posted July 27, 2017

When it comes to stains, there are some instances where it is better tolet your drycleaner do the work. This applies especially if the stains are numerous or cover a large area, if the stains require a chemical procedure for which you are not equipped, if the fabric is fragile or highly sized, or if you are not sure what the stain is or have doubts about the fabric. However, you can often remove small stains satisfactorily at home.

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Topics: Laundry, Garment care, How-to

5 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Trends for 2018 [Video]

Posted July 14, 2017

There has never been a better time to get married, fashion-wise. Whether you love traditional wedding dress styles or prefer edgier looks (like pants!), bridal fashion for 2018 has something stunning for everyone. 

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Topics: Fashion and style, Wedding

How White are Your Clothes?

Posted June 23, 2017

How do you keep white clothes white? 

Keeping your white clothes looking healthy is more of a challenge today than ever. Unlike the old days, you can't simply add a little bleach to the wash. Instead of making them whiter, adding bleach might actually turn them yellow. Or maybe your whites are actually light gray. No matter how often you wash them, the dingy-look won’t come out.

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Topics: Laundry, Garment care, How-to

Summer Weather Garment Care

Posted June 16, 2017

We lather up, jump in and enjoy during warm weather.

But along with summer fun come many products that can damage clothing items. Here are some quick tips to minimize that damage.

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Topics: Garment care

CAN CLUB SODA REALLY REMOVE STAINS?

Posted June 09, 2017


Does club soda really work on spills?

Everyone "knows" club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really all it's cracked up to be? Our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), recently completed an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water in stain removal, and as members, we're pleased to share their findings. The short answer is "yes" club soda can be a big help in the short term, but "no" it is not the end-all, be-all stain removal miracle it is made out to be.

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Topics: Garment care, Linen

5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials For Women

Posted June 05, 2017

Cool and Classic Summer Basics

We're having a slow start to summer here in Maine. But June is here (whether it feels like it or not) so it's time to think about summer wardrobes. Freshen up your basics and stay cool this summer with our top 5 summer wardrobe essentials for 2017 (courtesy of Pinterest). 

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Topics: Fashion and style

Plan A Bachelorette Party in Portland, Maine

Posted May 19, 2017

Portland is an awesome place to plan a bachelorette party. This city by the sea has everything you need to celebrate a bride's last hurrah, including  party bus limos, fancy lingerie shops (try Aristelle and Etain), and fabulous bars (check out hot spots Top of the East, Grace, and Sonny's). But in addition to partying, Portland offers fun and sophisticated activities and tours that can make your bachelorette party a stand-out event. 

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Topics: Food and wine, In the community, Wedding

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