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Dressing Up for the Holidays – An Important Tip

It’s that time of year when parties abound and the opportunities to ‘dress up’  are more than at any other time of year. When you’re deciding what to wear, keep in mind that the silks, satins and loosely woven fabrics you’re donning are very fragile and extremely susceptible to snags and abrasion. Be especially careful with crystal […]

What to watch out for when shopping for gifts

There’s no doubt that you’ll be spending some time in stores in the days to come, and that you’ll probably be buying a garment for either yourself or as a gift.  While we don’t want to ruin your joy, we wanted to remind you that you want that item to have a long and useful […]

October Go Pink!

  Is there any one among us who hasn’t had a friend, co-worker or family member hear the dreaded words, “You have a lump?” If so, they’re very lucky. Just this year, a very dear member of our team got that news from her doctor. She then began the nerve racking, arduous path to determining […]

Care Label Chart

It’s hard to believe that in these dog days of summer, the stores are featuring clothes for Autumn and Winter. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time in a hot, steamy dry cleaning plant, but just the thoughts of putting on a heavy woolen garment gives me the willies (where did that come from […]

Happy 4th of July from DD French Cleaners

We will be CLOSED for Vacation, Sunday July 1st through Sunday July 8th The 4th of July, like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s is one of the few national holidays that escaped the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968. And I like that.  It gives the day the specialness that the celebration of our American  Independence deserves. I hope you […]

Getting the Most From Your Bed Linens:

Your bedding impacts the quality and quantity of sleep you get every night, which in turn determines how you will function and feel every day. The Better Sleep Council recommends that to ensure a good night’s rest you invest in high-thread-count sheets, a plush comforter and duvet cover, matching shams and pillow cover.  It all makes […]

Stain Removal Tip

     The use of hair spray or worse yet, alcohol, is a frequently cited home remedy for ink stains, and is one that firmly belongs in the unsafe, ‘old wives tales’ category. The big reason you want to avoid it (even if it’s worked for you in the past) is the risk of the alcohol […]

Taking Proper Care of Your Swimwear

One of the tell tale signs of a swimsuit that’s seen better days are those nasty pills, snags and ‘threads’ that seem almost unavoidable. Here are few precautions you can take to keep them from happening to your favorite suit: 1.  Don’t sit directly on rough surfaces…the concret edge of the pool, wooden chairs, etc.  They […]

The Right Hanger

The seasons are changing and it’s time to put away your heavy weight clothes.  Here are a few tips to help you preserve and protect them for next season. 1.  Don’t store anything until AFTER you’ve laundered or cleaned it. 2.  Don’t store anything until the designated storage closet or area has been thoroughly cleaned – vacuumed, dusted, […]

St. Patrick’s Day and Lip Stick Stains?

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and that means in Chicago they’ll be turning the river green, in New York City they’ll be marching down Fifth Avenue and all over Dallas we’ll be seeing tee shirts, buttons and hats urging us to ‘KISS ME, I’M IRISH’! Not surprisingly, that particular St. Patrick’s day proclamation always puts me […]

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