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

How Local Foods Help Your Restaurant Menu Shine

Posted March 10, 2016

In the food scene, “local” might seem like the latest buzzword. But using local foods is more than just a trend. There are many benefits to sourcing food from the community around you. With just a small amount of creativity, you can serve your customers fresh ingredients from right in your own town, state, or region. In seasonal climates like New England’s, this can be more challenging than in year-round growth climates like California’s. But it can be done, anddone well, during any season. (If you doubt this, just ask the folks over at Vinland.) Read on for tips on how to incorporate local flavor into your restaurant menu.

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Topics: Linen, In the community, Uniform

Take a Load Off with Vacation Linen Rental

Posted March 04, 2016

When people look for vacation rentals what do they value the most?

Some people might like lakes, some might favor pristine views, and others might need a place where the whole extended family can stay. One thing that every visitor wants though is immaculate looking sheets and towels that are comfortable and clean. You can deliver that quality by partnering with a uniform linen rental service.

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Topics: Linen

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

They Had Me at Hello: How to Win Over your Customers From the Start

Posted August 06, 2015

Humans are quick to judge.

We just can’t help it. Our brains are wired to make snap judgements. If our judgements are negative, they can put a damper on an entire first experience. This can be a real problem for companies that are trying to get and retain customers. If you don't get every detail right, you're likely to lose repeat business. 

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Topics: How-to, Linen, Uniform

Setting the Stage: Restaurant Uniforms and Decor

Posted April 23, 2015

It's Not Just About the Food

Anyone in the restaurant industry knows that dining out is about much more than just food. It’s about the experience your customers have, from the moment they Google your name to the moment they leave your establishment. Everything the public views, including your website, your signage, and your menu layout, influences their perceptions of your restaurant. Small touches can set you apart from the competition.

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Topics: Linen, Uniform

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