Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cleaning Tip #2: Fruit Juice Stains

Summertime. Beautiful weather, sunny days, picnics, barbeques, and more. All of these fun festivities include fun summer treats like ice pops, juices, and smoothies. The summer sun is hot, and it won't hesitate to melt these treats-all over your shirt. This is why Cleaning Tip #2: Fruit Juice Stains, is relevant to these hot summer months. How exactly do you wash those difficult pink and red stains out of your favorite shirt? Let me explain:

1. Get to the stain as quickly as possible. The sooner you get to the stain, the easier it is to get it out.
2. Flush the stain with cool water. Get as much of the juice out as you can.
3. Sprinkle lemon juice on the stain and either let it sit out in the sun or scrub it.
4. Allow the garment to air dry. Do not put in the dryer- that will set in the stain.
5. If the lemon juice is not successful, use white vinegar and blot out the stain.
6. When you have gotten most of the stain out, then you can wash it.
7. After washing, allow to air dry. Do not put in the dryer.
8. If possible, allow the garment to air dry in sunlight, as the sun has the effect to draw out the color.

These tips will work on virtually any fruit stain, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, and other juices as well as red wine stains.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tips on how to go green!

Pure Cleaners is eco-friendly and we want you to be too! Being environmentally friendly does not have to be expensive. Did you know that going green can actually save you money? Here are 5 small tips to help you become green, it's better for the planet, and you!

1) Buy a reusable water bottle, or a water filter.- Stop using plastic water bottles. Did you know that the amount of water bottles people drink in a year are enough to stretch across the world 100 times?

2)  Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

3) Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.

4) Pay bills online.

5) Unplug chargers and appliances you aren't using.

These are just a few of the many things you can do to become green. It's easy! Go Green Today.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cleaning Tip #1: Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the world's most popular and favorite luxury treat. But what happens when you get it all over your shirt? Can you get the stain out? Of course you can, by following these steps.

Step 1: Try and remove as much of the chocolate possible from the fabric, but be careful not to spread the stain.

Step 2: Pre-treat the stain with a pre-laundry stain removal detergent or sprain. (Oxyclean works well)

Step 3: Wash the item in HOT water. *Hint* Make sure the stain is out BEFORE putting it in the dryer. The heat will cause the stain to further settle into the fabric.

And there you go! The chocolate stain is out, but be careful next time. And if you can't get it out yourself and live in NYC, you should let us pick up your laundry and we'll get it out for you at Pure Cleaners!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pure Blogging

Pure Cleaners has now entered the blogging world! Read the about me and visit our website to learn more about us. Happy blogging :)