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School is Back: Let’s Talk Uniforms

School is Back: Let’s Talk Uniforms

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Pens? Check.

Paper? Check.

Clean Uniform? Che….

Whether you are pulling those school uniforms out of the closet after a long summer or investing in your children’s very first, there are important steps to making sure they stay clean and bright all year.

Since your child will be regularly rotating between a select few garments on a regular basis, it is important to always use cold water and a gentle cycle setting. This will ensure your dresses, slacks, skirts, jumpers, etc… won’t fade as quickly and will keep their structure longer.

In addition to the washing cycle, a correct drying method is also necessary. We recommend to tumble dry on low heat for the shortest length of time possible. Excessive heat will shrink and wear the material, overall, cutting down the lifespan of the uniform.

When the cooler months roll around, we suggest only washing sweaters when necessary. Sweaters lose shape and become dingy much sooner than other garments of clothing. If you don’t dry clean them, make sure you are washing them inside out – that way, if any nicks or pulls occur in the machine, the outside is safe.

Need a little help? That’s what we’re here for. You have enough to do to get the kids ready for school, let us take care of making sure their attire is ready for a new school year!

Why Are My Clothes Covered in Holes?!

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You’re out and about, minding your business, then you look down at your favorite shirt and there they are. Tiny, unsightly little holes. WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?! We know this is frustrating, so we’re going to help you get to the bottom of it!

1. Do you use bleach? If you do, make sure you are correctly measuring the amount before adding it to the wash - although bright and white is good, we want to avoid any damage to your clothing!

2. Do you have a new table or countertop in your home? These surfaces, specifically granite countertops, are infamous for leaving those pesky rips at the bottom of your shirt.

3. Zip ‘em up! Let’s face it, we’re usually getting dressed in a hurry. Make sure your clothes are out of your zipper, button or belt’s way and you can cut down on damaged items.

4. There are many reasons to not overload your washing machine, and damaged clothing is one of them. When clothes are too close together, items can get stuck on other items’ zippers, hooks, etc… Make sure you zip, secure and fasten all clothing before putting them into the wash!

We hope this solves some of your holy mysteries you may have in your household, happy laundry day!

Beat The Heat: Humidity and Your Clothes

Summer in the South: a season full of beach days, cookouts, great friends, and…. humidity.

 

You’ve probably noticed that the air here in Charleston is not only hot, but thick and sticky. The southern summer sun brings tan skin and sunshine-filled days, but good ole humidity has been bringing frizzy hairdos to the Lowcountry since before we can remember. The humidity and heat unfortunately can do some damage to your clothes if not cared for properly. We want to give you tips on how to prevent damage so you can continue to enjoy the summer without suffering any losses

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How Does Humidity Ruin Clothes?

First, let’s talk about how damage from humidity happens. Humidity brings moisture to the air. Mold and mildew thrive in oxygen and moisture filled environments. Since there’s not a really great chance you’ll be getting rid of oxygen, your best bet to avoid damage is to try to get rid of the moisture.

 

Care for Your Closet

A moist closet is a goldmine to mildew and mold. To prevent moisture damage to your clothes, invest in a dehumidifier to put in your closet. The money saved from undamaged clothes will far surpass the money spent on the dehumidifier. If you do not want to buy a dehumidifier, consider heating your closet. Cool air can help keep the air moist.

 

How to Remove Mold and Mildew

Sometimes, regardless of how hard you try, the moisture in the Lowcountry’s air is able to damage your clothes. If this happens and you notice it quickly, you can try caring for it at home — make sure you use protective gloves and a mask. Remove all loose mold and soak the garment in cold water and a mild detergent for at least an hour. Then allow it to sun dry completely before putting it back in your closet.

 

If this method does not seem to work for you, bring it into Sandy’s and we’lll work some magic to restore your clothing!

 

Summer in Charleston is so wonderful — don’t let humidity ruin your clothes OR your fun!

Our seven locations are conveniently placed throughout Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Daniel Island. Give us a call today at 843-797-8411 or, come visit us at any of our locations to learn more about our services! Hope to see you soon!

Locations

Sandy's Cleaners

1580 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
843-871-0502

Sandy's Cleaners

234 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492
843-971-6560

Sandy's Cleaners

9500 Dorchester Rd. Suite 200
North Charleston, SC 29485
843-851-7744

Sandy's Cleaners

234 Mathis Ferry Rd,
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
843-216-1313

Sandy's Cleaners

9471 Highway 78
Ladson, SC 29456
843-797-8411

Lighthouse Cleaners

65 Sycamore Avenue #D
Charleston, SC 29407
843-556-1010

Sweetgrass Cleaners

211 Saint James Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445
843-572-8414

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