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Back to School!

Eeeek! School is back in session. Time for chilly mornings and busy schedules. Back to school and clothing go hand in hand, so do the stains, tears and missing buttons. Not to worry, Pilgrim Cleaners is here with some household remedies that may ease your stress and save your clothing.

“There is pen ink all over this shirt” – Take a look in your medicine cabinet for some rubbing alcohol.  Place a paper towel under the stain to absorb the rubbing alcohol and ink.  Then dab at it with a cotton ball that has been dipped in the rubbing alcohol. Repeat until the stain is gone. Make sure to use caution with this technique, alcohol can result in color damage to your fabric.

“A hole developed in the knees of my favorite jeans” – If you want to try an at-home remedy, use a fun piece of durable fabric under the pant and a few decorative hand-sewn stitches to mend the rip and make it look like it was meant to be there.

“Look at all these grass stains from soccer” – Soaking the stain in a mixture of water and detergent can help loosen the stain. Then wash the garment as usual but don’t dry it until you check to see if the stain is all gone. Make sure to read the care label for washable fabric. If the label says the clothing is not washable, the best thing to do is take it straight to the dry cleaners.

Good luck to everyone is who heading back to school! Make sure to stop by our facebook page and check out our upcoming ticket giveaways so you can have a chance at spicing up your weekly routine.

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