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We’re getting closer to Fall, and even though the weather is still hot, y’all are probably getting ready to clean your Summer Wardrobe ready for storing away!
We recommend that you clean your Winter clothes right after Summer ends, if you forgot to do so, you should have them cleaned now. We find that repairs are also necessary on Winter clothes, which adds additional time to the cleaning process.
Lets also not forgot about the wardrobe you just wore all Summer. Summer items should be cleaned now! And anything that was worn should be put away clean. This will prevent stains from oxidizing and becoming difficult or impossible to remove.
Labor day is coming up, and we have no doubt that it will be filled with favorites like hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, etc!
But be warned, with all of these holiday favorites, comes the sauces…mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, to name but a few! And when these get on your clothes, you may need to know the best advice we can give you… Leave the the stain alone, and bring it to us on Tuesday 3rd September. If you try to get the stain out, you may set the stain in which makes our job more difficult, and could even result in us not being able to get the stain out 😦
The stain you should keep an eye out for most is the yellow mustard stain. It’s the hardest to remove because of the turmeric spice that gives it the yellow color and adds to mustard’s pungent flavor, it can also be almost impossible to remove from clothes. For ketchup and barbecue sauce while not normally too bad if just by themselves, once mixed with the oils and grease from meat, it adds another dimension to the complexity of a stain.
So if after your wonderful BBQ and fun filled Labor day weekends, you notice various stains in “dry-clean only” clothing; these should come straight to DeLuxe. For “washable” items, do the same. But if you are insistent on cleaning them at home, always pre-treat them before washing at home ( be careful not to rub the stain, as it may make it worse). If the stains do not come out after their first go around in the washing machine, don’t put in the dryer because otherwise the stain will set. Instead, try pre-treating and washing it again.
For any stains that are particularly large or that you’re having trouble removing, bring them in to us at DeLuxe Dry Cleaners New Orleans with your other dry clean only items!
Asides from the Rain we keep getting, it’s hot and sunny here in New Orleans… Meaning we all want to achieve that Greek God/Goddess bronze color in the summer, and while the sun help us achieve that look, we have have to wear sun screen to be safe. But the common mistake we all make when applying it, is not waiting an adequate amount of time to allow it to dry before we put on our clothing! This often leads to stains and discoloration in our bathing suits and favorite summer outfits.
So, the best advice we can give you to avoid getting the stains is to make sure that what you’ve applied is dry before putting on any swimwear or your favorite clothing! But if you follow these instructions, and still get stains or discoloration in your clothes (not swimwear) bring the item(s) to us here at DeLuxe Dry Cleaners New Orleans as soon as your can!