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Freshen fair weather favorites post-storage

Mar 17, 2016

Our spring wardrobes are in full bloom with this much welcomed warm weather, but are they really ready to be worn? If your garments were in storage throughout the winter, chances are they’ll need a bit of freshening up! Here’s how to rejuvenate your pieces:

Be on team “steam”

Steaming has MANY benefits and we love treating stored garments to a quick session before adding them back to our daily outfit rotation. The process removes wrinkles and kills most germs and bacteria, which helps eliminate odors. Add a capful of The Laundress Ironing Water, scented in our Classic scent, to steamer’s water tank for fragrance.

Spritz to achieve the ultimate “clean laundry” smell

Banish musty odors and freshen garments by spritzing one of our fabric sprays – Fabric Fresh Classic is perfect for this task! It’s scented in a unique blend of lily of the valley, jasmine, sweet musk and sandalwood with a touch of citrus. Added bonus: it’s allergen-free so it’s appropriate for even the most sensitive of noses.

“Yikes” moment? Here’s how to conquer yellowing…

On Cotton, Linen & Durable Synthetics

Treating very yellowed items
Presoak the item in a basin of hot water mixed with 1 capful of The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. Then wash as normal.

Treating moderately yellowed items
Add 2 capfuls of The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to a wash load (without detergent). Then wash again (using detergent) as normal.

Treating mildly yellowed items Add 2 capfuls of The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to the wash load along with detergent.

On Silks and Delicate Synthetics

Treating very or moderately yellowed items
Presoak the item in a basin of tepid/lukewarm water mixed with ¼ cup white vinegar. We use The Laundress Scented Vinegar. Then wash as normal. For extra stain fighting when treating synthetics, add 1 capful of The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to the basin of warm water. Do not use on silk or wool.

Treating mildly yellowed items
Add ¼ cup of white vinegar to the wash load or handwashing basin along with detergent. Wash as normal.

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Delicate Spray 4 fl oz
$10.00

Freshen & Deodorize

Scented Vinegar 16 fl oz
$12.00

Clean & Deodorize

All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz
$15.00

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