How to Remove Stains From Your Holiday Linens

Posted November 18, 2015

How can you protect your table linens from spills and stains?

Anything can happen when your family and friends gather together to enjoy a holiday meal—but one thing's for certain. Spills, splotches, smears, and spots are going to land on your table cloth. Prepare for the inevitable and learn how to remove stains from your holiday table linens ahead of time. Why? Because the best way to eradicate stains is to deal with them right away. (That means as soon as you notice them, while the table is still set.) When you have time to wash your table linens later, even the trickiest of stains will easily come out. 

(Disclaimer: These tricks and tips are meant for table linen fabrics. Do not use these specific methods on clothing fabrics like wool, silk, etc.)

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Topics: Home décor, How-to, Linen

Before You Buy Bath Towels, Read This!

Posted October 15, 2015

The Towel: An Unsung Hero

Towels. We use them every day, but we don’t really talk about them. Think about it: When's the last time you talked about towels? But they're an important part of everyday living. You often start and end your day with a towel. A towel helps you clean up your mistakes. A towel can be your home base. 

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Topics: Home décor, How-to, Linen

The Long Goodbye: How to Close Up Camp for the Season

Posted August 28, 2015

It's time to start saying goodbye to summer

With the kids going off to school and the temperatures dropping at night, it’s time to face the end of summer. Alongside this comes the loathsome task of closing your summer home for the season. We know it's hard to keep all your tasks straight at this time of year. But don't despair! We’ve made it as painless as possible with this Camp Closing Checklist.

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Topics: Home décor, How-to

Upta Camp: A Checklist for Opening Your Summer Home

Posted May 14, 2015


Memorial Day traditionally marks the opening day for thousands of camps, cottages, beach houses, and summer homes. Get a jumpstart on your neighbors this year and open up your cottage early. Follow our checklist to take care of all your summer cleaning needs. Then sit back and enjoy the sunshine and company over the three-day weekend.

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Topics: Home décor, How-to

Tricks of the Trade: Cleaning Awkward Household Items

Posted April 02, 2015

Cleaning large or awkward household items like slipcovers, rugs, sleeping bags and comforters might seem daunting, but it’s easy if you know the basics. We'll help you care for your home fabrics to avoid damage and unnecessary wear. Read on for tips on how to clean large household items without breaking the bank (or your washing machine). 

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Topics: Laundry, Home décor, How-to

January's Tip of the Month

Posted January 01, 2013

How to Properly Preserve Your Tablecloth

It's that time of year, when families take their holiday décor out of storage. Because tablecloths truly are at the center of our gatherings, we want to keep them looking perfect throughout the holiday season, then cleaned and stored properly to keep it looking like brand new when the holidays roll around again.

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Topics: Home décor, How-to

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