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Valentine’s Day Stain Guide

Valentine’s Day is a day of wine, chocolate, romantic dinners – and the stains that go along with them. Here’s some advice on how to remove stains from clothes from the American Cleaning Institute. First, deal with stains as early as possible. The less time a spot has to soak in,...

Laundry Basics – True or False About Treating Tough Stains!

While it’s always recommended to treat clothing stains as quickly as possible, some stains are are just so tough (grass, ink, blood, grease, etc.) that it’s even more important to pre-treat them right away. It’s always best to test a hidden area of the fabric first, in case the fabric...

The Right Way to Clean Furniture

According to ACI’s 2019 National Survey, only seven percent of Americans chose ‘cleaning furniture’ as the cleaning task they enjoy most. Maybe this post will change some people’s minds, because cleaning sofas, tables, and other furnishings helps keep them beautiful and in good shape for years to come. Take wood,...

Want Your Clothes to Last Longer?

When it comes to doing laundry, sometimes we just get too busy to measure the detergent, sort colors and fabrics, or check clothes for stains before we throw them in the wash. It’s natural to want to just “get it done” but a few quick steps can help keep your...

Extending the Life of Your Clothes for Earth Day

Your laundry can help save the planet. When you take good care of your wardrobe, you can help the environment and toss fewer items for being faded or stained. Here are some tips that will help you keep your favorite clothes longer: Follow fabric care instructions – Those tags on...

Be Cool, Wash in Cold

Did you know that about 90 percent of the energy your washing machine uses goes toward heating the water and that many clothing labels recommend washing in cool or cold water? ACI wants you to know that washing in cold water saves energy and your clothes because proper temperatures can...

Removing Ice Cream and Chocolate Stains with Enzymes

What is your kids’ favorite warm-weather treat AND the messiest food they eat? You guessed it: ice cream, of course. As we head into the hottest days of the summer – chocolate fudge and sprinkle season – here are some laundry tips for those inevitable ice cream drips! For treating...

Hello Summer! Goodbye Stains!

Memorial Day is finally here, and it’s time for the sights, smells and splatters of summer!  Picnics, summer camps and s’mores make fond memories, but don’t let the stains last a lifetime, too! Chocolate. When this stain strikes, gently scrape off any excess chocolate. Once you get the item home, soak...