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North Carolina beach town asks its residents not to do laundry for a week

"At least it’s not summer. A North Carolina beach town asked its residents not to wash their clothes for five days so it can flush excess iron out of water lines. The public works department in Surf City warned residents that the process may result in some discolored water, which is safe to drink but could damage their clothes. While some people may have no problem reusing their last pair of underwear, several residents were not thrilled with the unusual request." Read about this story here. File this one under the weird category. As anyone with large familes that does their laundry at home knows, 5 days is an extremely long time. Perhaps a day or two wouldn't be too much of a burden, but nearly a week? That's a lot to ask from residents. At My Pilgrim Cleaners, we understand that things happen that can prevent people from using their own...
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What steps to take for removing grass stains

  1. "As soon as possible, use an enzyme-based stain remover like Carbona Stain Devils #6 or a bit of heavy-duty laundry detergent like Tide or Persil liquid that contains enough enzymes to break apart the stain molecules.
  2. Completely cover the grass-stained area with a thin coating of the stain remover.
  3. Use your fingers or a soft-bristle brush to work the stain remover into the fabric.
  4. Here's the key: Wait at least 15 minutes before washing the garment. This gives the stain remover time to break down the grass stain (and any dirt underneath) so it can be flushed away in the washer.
However, if the garment is labeled as dry clean only, don't try any treatments at home. Take it to a dry cleaner and point out and identify the stain. They'll know what to do." Read more about removing grass stains here. Grass stains certainly can...
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Dry cleaning is more than just for clothing

"I had a customer ask me the other day if we clean Ugg boots. I let them know that we can. This made me think about all of the other services we offer that people just don’t know about. I think people from all walks of life have the need for their local dry cleaner to properly clean something. From the fanciest wedding dress to an everyday T-shirt we can clean and press it and make you look the best that you can. I think many people believe the dry cleaner is there just to handle their dry clean only garments and that is it. Dry cleaners offer so many other services to help make people look good or to save them the time and hassle of cleaning and pressing almost anything. A good example of this is bedding services. Have you ever stayed at a hotel and thought man that...
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