With fall quickly approaching, it’s almost time to bring out your favorite sweaters. Many people ask us how to properly care for sweaters so to help clear everything up, we’ve created a go-to guide of everything you need to know about caring for sweaters!
First of all, always fold your sweaters and never hang them. Hanging sweaters will not only stretch them out, but also the form of the sweater will change and start to look strange. If your sweater needs repairs like a button sewed on again or there is a hole, you need to do so immediately. If not, the holes will just stretch out and become larger making it harder to repair.
When it’s time to clean your favorite sweater, you must be very careful and read the cleaning instructions on the tag. Never wash a sweater in the washing machine unless it instructs you to do so. Wool sweaters should absolutely never be machine washed! To hand wash a sweater, simply fill a bucket up with soapy lukewarm water and let it soak. Then, when it is time to dry it, let it air dry. Wringing a sweater can also misshape it.
Does your sweater need some extra TLC? Bring it in to Sandy’s, dry cleaning is what we do best!
The holiday season is upon us, and we are excited to celebrate with our wonderful customers! We understand that you are extremely busy during this time of year, and it can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for everyone on your list. We decided to pull together three DIY options that are inexpensive, easy, and extremely thoughtful for the laundry lover (cough, cough) in your life.
DIY Laundry Gifts for the Holiday Season
1) Pink Laundry Detergent
What you’ll need:
- 1 Box Borax (all natural) 76 oz.
- 1 Box Super Washing Soda (all natural) 55 oz.
- 1 Bottle Gain Fireworks
- 1 Bar Zote Pink Laundry Soap
- 1 Ball Mason Jar
How it’s done:
- Grate the entire bar of Pink Zote Soap in a bowl with a metal grater.
- Add 2 boxes of Washing Soda and Borax.
- Mix in the Gain Fireworks sprinkles.
- Include a gift tag with best use information (2 Tablespoons per load)
This gift not only packs a punch (200+ loads of laundry), it also looks beautiful and smells amazing. Thank you to Sweet Haute for the recipe!
2) Cleaning Caddy
What You’ll need:
- Any assortment of laundry products. We recommend:
- Stain remover
- Laundry detergent (homemade if possible)
- Dryer Sheets
- Lint Roller
- A basket
How It’s Done:
- Collect favorite laundry products
- Organize products in a basket
This is such an easy gift, and it’s fun to assemble! Perfect as a housewarming present, or for a teen just starting their own laundry!
3) “Wash, Dry, Fold” Pallet Sign
Source: Denise on A Whim
What You’ll Need:
- Pallet Wood (we know it’s cheating, but here’s a fully assembled pallet board from Walmart)
- Wash, Dry, Fold Printable
- White Paint
- Paint color of your choice
- Small & medium paint brushes
How It’s Done:
- Assemble the Pallet wood (or buy one preassembled)
- Add paint color of your choice to wood. Let dry.
- Print out the words and cut out the individual letters.
- Outline the letters with a pencil, then fill in with white paint using small brush
This DIY requires a bit more commitment than the others, but the result of the personalized gift is, in our opinion, priceless.
Let us know how your DIY projects turn out in the comment section. Happy Holidays, Charleston!
More than likely, most of you have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday — but what about Giving Tuesday?
This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, is a day for charities, families, and businesses around the world to give back.
Rather than focusing on all the deals we can receive, this day is the perfect time to shift gears and focus outward.
While you may have your own involvement with a specific charity or organization, we wanted to lend some direction to those wondering how to get involved. One of the most rewarding experiences is to donate gently used clothing to a family in need. There are plenty of places to make that happen — right here in Charleston!
An incredible organization working to provide resources to abused and neglected children in the Charleston area. For more information, contact Kim Clifton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website allows you to schedule online appointments for donation pick ups. Giving back could never be more convenient, and you can make a big difference.
Giving back is so important this time of year, and it can be incredibly rewarding. How will you get involved in #GivingTuesday?