Summer brings so many great things, but it also brings white EVERYTHING! White lace, white linen pants, and more! As your closet begins to fill with white we have 5 tips to help you keep those whites in the condition you bought them in!
1. Wash Inside Out
This trick prevents delicate linens and lace from being picked by the machine or by other materials such as buttons. Lace is especially delicate when it comes to being picked. This can be avoided!
2. Protect Delicates
Most detergents simply aren’t gentle enough to use on fine linens. It’s imperative to use a mild “baby” detergent, or one that is non-alkaline and doesn’t contain bleach or brighteners.
3. Button It Up
Take the time to button up and zip up your garments. By doing this you are securing the garment. This can prevent extra wear and tear during the washing period. Also by doing this after being cleaned your garments will stay in the condition you bought them in.
4. No Cramming
Keeping your closets and drawers from getting crammed keeps your linens and delicate fabrics from breaking down and getting ruined. The constant wrinkling and ironing of the fabrics breaks down the fibers in the materials and ruins the garments.
5. Stop Pouring
Pouring detergent directly onto the fabrics leaves room for error. You can end up with blue stains on all white garments. The best way to wash your whites and delicate linens are to let the tub fill with water and let the detergent dissolve into the water then add your garments.
Sandy’s Dry Cleaners are professionals when it comes to keeping your summer shades bright and white! Call us (843-797-8411) or drop by those tricky linens that are a little too precious to handle on your own!
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 email@example.com.
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?