Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cleaning a Hat

After a hot and sweaty photo shoot, everything had to get washed, especially my baseball cap!  Simply follow the instructions below and The Laundress will have your favorite baseball hat clean and just the way you like it.

Always pre-treat, the Stain Solution will help to remove any body oil and perspiration stains (you all know those sweat marks I’m talking about!).  Next, make a hot bath, adding Scented Vinegar and allow to soak, the longer the better.

Be sure to change out the dirty water if and when necessary.  Make a clean bath adding Signature Detergent- agitate the water with your hands and allow to soak for 30 minutes.  DO NOT PANIC if you see color in the water.  This is normal and it is simply the yarn dye releasing color.  You will not notice any loss of color at the end.

Rinse well - running under tepid water until all soapy water is gone.  Allow the hat to air dry - do not put in the dryer!  

Viola!  It’s as if the hat was never dirty at all! 

Removing Berry Stains

In the spirit of home cleaning, 3 year old Wyatt decided to sneak out of the kitchen and onto the couch with a delicious Blueberry and Banana smoothie.  Inevitably, this summer treat spilled and stained both of Jessica’s embroidered pillows. Thankfully, Jessica has The Laundress on her side.

Jessica first removed the inserts and pre-treated the berry stains with a “paste” of Stain Solution and All Purpose Bleach Alternative.

She then allowed both shams to soak in a bath with All Purpose Bleach Alternative.

Once Jessica pre-treated to her liking she then laundered on a delicate cycle with Signature Detergent.  Removing promptly from the washer she then laid the shams flat to dry.

 Pressing while damp is best to reduce creasing.

 Once both shams were completely dry Jessica put the inserts back in and both pillows were as good as new!


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