sweaters | Classic Cleaners - Part 5

The Many Benefits of Wool

When I was getting dressed this morning, I looked at my window temperature gauge that tells me the outdoor temp and it said 6 degrees. YIKES!

Weather like this calls for either cashmere or wool, in my opinion.  Today I chose wool and thought, I should share the many benefits of wool with YOU.

Wool items are great this time of year due to their warmth and durability.  Did you know that even if wool gets wet, you will still stay warm? Here are more benefits to investing in wool garments:

It’s durable:  Wool fiber […]

No Stress Back to School Clothing Care

On school days, we know what the morning rush of getting kids dressed and out the door is like for busy parents.  Occasionally we find out that something a child wants to wear needs laundered or repaired and we’re scrambling to put together a plan B outfit.

You may have the back to school wardrobe shopping done but if you are still weeding out closets and shopping for the change of season (like me), here’s how you can prepare now so it’s a little less stressful in the early morning hours.

Weed out any clothing […]

Why Mesh Laundry Bags are a Must!

Last week I washed a dress of my daughters that had a little fabric tie around the waist.  I’m soooo upset that I forgot to put this dress in a mesh bag because, guess what.  Yep, the tie shredded at the end, having gotten snagged on something else.  Grrr.

I’ve been using mesh laundry bags since college.  I don’t know who suggested them to me and only used to use them for lingerie.  But now, with a household of laundry […]

Common Sense Rules for Summertime Storage

Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season. Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season.


Wash and dry clean everything before storage. Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age. Dirt and food are also invitations to insects.


Make all necessary repairs—sew sagging hemlines, replace missing buttons, and fix split seams— before cleaning and storing for the season.


Store all items in a cool, well-ventilated area. Hot attics, damp basements, and garages are to be avoided […]