Green Care Cleaners has moved!

It’s hard to believe, but after 15 amazing years on Littleton Blvd., our landlord wanted to find a different tenant.

The GOOD NEWS? We found a GREAT FACILITY in a GREAT LOCATION that will let us serve you better.

Here's what’s not changing:
  • We’re doing the same ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAFE CLEANING.
  • We’ll still get your clothes CLEANER, FRESHER-SMELLING & SOFTER
  • We’ll even have the same PHONE NUMBER
  • Only our location is changing, and we think you’ll be EXCITED about the new location!

NEW LOCATION: 537 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy #107, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (map)

If you have any questions or need any help reaching us at our new location, call us at 303-798-0515!

Winter Coat Cleaning Tips

We might be used to early December snow here in Colorado, but winter has rapidly arrived, meaning it’s time to get out the hot cocoa – and your winter coat.

Unpacking your winter jackets and quickly throwing them into the wash can have dire consequences, including damaged fibers and musty odors.  The thickness of the jacket and its filling make the cleaning process different than other clothes, and our team at Green Care Cleaners wants to keep your winter coat in its best condition.

If your thick winter coat is dirty, dusty or just plain old, dirt particles can seep all the way through the layers of the jacket. The water and detergent take longer to soak through the jacket’s layers, which is why washing a winter coat takes longer than washing regular clothes.

To properly clean you winter coat at home you should…

  1. Pre-treat any stains by rubbing in or applying stain remover on the affected area. Always test a new solution on a hidden area, like the inside hem, before treating the stain.
  2. Add detergent to the washer and start the cycle so the machine begins to fill.
  3. Put the jacket into the water. Turn the washing machine off and allow the jacket to soak in the soapy water for at least an hour.
  4. After an hour, turn the machine on and let it finish the cycle.
  5. Hang to dry or put it in the dryer on the lowest heat stetting. Avoid excessive heat while drying to protect the fabric and the filling from damage.

For best results, or if you are unsure how to care for your jacket, bring it into Green Care Cleaners in Highlands Ranch. Our expert clothing care specialists will be able to determine the best way to clean and refresh your jacket, without the harsh side effects of dry cleaning or the risks of washing at home.

Winter will be here for a while, don’t get caught in the cold with a dirty jacket. If you’re worried you may ruin your coat by washing it incorrectly, bring it in to take advantage of our EPA wet cleaning service. Our professionals will preserve the life of your winter garments without the harsh chemicals of a regular dry cleaning process. Stop by our wet cleaners location in Highlands Ranch or call us at (303) 798-0515 and experience the Green Care Cleaners difference today!

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Caring for Wool, Cashmere, and Cotton Sweaters

As the temperatures start falling in Highlands Ranch and the holiday season is near, we wish you warm and cozy gatherings. Fall in Colorado means sweater weather! Whether you wear sweaters every day or are preparing for an “Ugly Sweater” party this winter, proper care can keep your favorite sweaters in the best condition all season!

Wool Sweaters

Wool is a common material used for winter sweaters because of its warmth. Merino, Shetland, and Lambs wool are great sweater material, but can be difficult to care for at home.

Wool sweaters can be easily damaged by heat, water, and cleaning chemicals like bleach. Instead of washing at home, bring your wool sweaters to our organic cleaners for proper care.

Cashmere Sweaters

Cashmere is extremely soft and lightweight, yet warm and delicate. These sweaters are often expensive. This material makes the most luxurious sweaters. Whether you save them for special occasions or treat yourself to this comfortable fabric, proper care is extremely important to protect your investment.

Cashmere sweaters should not be washed by your washing machine at home. The fabric must be handled with care to avoid twisting, wringing, and damaging the fibers in the fabric. Bring your cashmere items to Green Care Cleaners to avoid damaging the shape and feel of your favorite sweater.

Cotton Sweaters

Cotton is a very common material for clothing in general, including sweaters, because it is durable and lightweight. While fall temperatures are changing, cotton is a good option for staying warm and comfortable in unpredictable temperatures.

Cotton typically can be cared for at home, but use caution. Cotton sweaters are more likely to lose their shape. Dry flat and store in a drawer, not a closet, to avoid stretching out the fabric.

Other sweaters are made from blended materials or a mix of multiple fabrics. For more advice on proper sweater care and washing your specific sweaters, bring your garments into Green Care Cleaners in Highlands Ranch or call our clothing experts at 303-798-0515.

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Find Halloween Costumes in your Closet!

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost here. The seasons fly by in Colorado! As you’re preparing for this year’s festivities, here’s a tips for last minute Halloween costumes: Turn to your closet!

  • Overalls. If you have a pair of overalls in your closet, you have the base for several outfits! With a red or green hat and a mustache, you become one of the Mario brothers! Add a flannel shirt and a little straw to become a Scarecrow. Pair with a bright yellow shirt (and goggles) to be minion from “Despicable Me.”
  • Sports wear. Grab some athletic tape and a hoodie to transform yourself into a boxer. Have a favorite sports star? Mimic their look with your workout clothes. Or wear all black and a beanie to be an on-the-go burglar.
  • Stripped T-Shirt. Black and white stripes can turn you into a number of characters. Grab a whistle to become a referee, or try white gloves and face paint to become a mime. If you have colored stripes, turn yourself into a pirate! Red stripes? Did someone say, “Where’s Waldo?”
  • Jean Jacket. With this closet staple, you can easily become some recognizable characters. Grab a bandana to become Rosie the Riveter. With a puffy vest, turn your jacket into the wardrobe for “Back to the Future” Marty McFly.

Whether you find a hidden gem in your closet or re-purpose last year’s costume, make sure it is clean and fresh before Halloween arrives. Hidden stains may have surfaced if the costume wasn’t properly cleaned before going into storage, so get out the costume early to check.

For the best clean and care, bring your costume into our store in Highlands Ranch! Halloween costumes are often made from a variety of difficult fabrics, from polyester to velvet. Our cleaning experts will carefully handle even the most challenging fabrics for a fresh feel just in time for Halloween!

If you have questions about caring for your costumes or removing pesky chocolate and sugar stains, call our experts at 303.798.0515. Happy Halloween!

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Curtain Cleaning

Curtains are a beautiful part of a home’s decor that often is forgotten when it comes to home cleaning and maintenance.  Over time, the curtains absorb odors from the home, as well as pet hair and dust. Keeping these items clean is important for their appearance and longevity.

Vacuuming with a soft brush end is a great start. Making this part of your routine will keep the everyday dirt and dust from building up. Many lightweight curtains can be hand or machine washed at home, but carefully read the instructions first. If you have a concern with shrinkage or the material is delicate, do not machine wash. Make sure you do not suck the curtains into the vacuum attachments, as it can damage the materials.

Heavy weight curtains can be steam cleaned.  This will help avoid lengthy drying times. Always start from the top and work down. Protect yourself, as the steam can burn you. Should the curtains begin to feel saturated with water, move faster with the cleaner or hold the steam appliance further away from the material.

Drying should be done with the material in a hanging position. If needed, a quick iron can have them looking crisp and new. Avoid putting curtains in the dryer. The tumble motion will create creases that you will struggle to remove, or simply will never come out. Also, do not let them dry in direct sunlight, as UV rays will begin to fade your materials.

If the task of keeping your curtains clean and fresh sounds like a larger task than you have time or energy, the experts at Green Care Cleaners can help. Our Wet Cleaning Method can clean nearly any type of garment, and do it better than dry cleaning, including curtains and drapes.

Our environmentally friendly cleaning is free of the typical chemical odor from dry cleaning.  This method requires much more care and personal attention, and we’re committed to providing that care and attention because we know it shows in the look and feel of your valued items.

To learn more about cleaning your curtains and drapes, call the cleaning experts at Green Care Cleaners: 303-798-0515.

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Back to School! Laundry 101

School is starting again! In light of the back to school season, we thought we’d take laundry back to the basics in this quick course:

Stains

Pre-treat stains when possible. When you get a stain, immediately soak the stain in water. If a stain dries, it is much harder to treat. For the toughest stains, bring your garment to our store for special treatments and organic wet cleaning!

Sorting

Yes, you really do need to sort your laundry. We recommend sorting not only by color (whites, lights, darks, brights) but also by fabric type and water temperature.
When you get a new bright garment, always wash it for the first time alone (or with like colors) in cold water, and test for color bleeding before putting in a load with other garments. Avoid ruining your clothing by sorting carefully.

Washing

Don’t over stuff your washing machine. If there are too many clothes, the soap won’t be able to distribute evenly, and not all your clothes will get clean – defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

Drying

To help your dryer run more efficiently, clean the lint trap EVERY TIME you dry a load. Lint can collect in the trap & vents and, left unattended, can create a fire hazard. To save more energy, run loads back-to-back to take advantage of residual heat. Drying light weight items first and separate from heavy items can also increase the efficiency of your dryer, and prevent pilling and shrinkage for delicate items.

Cleaning

It is easy to neglect this important part of laundry. Dirt, hair, odors, and fibers can collect in the wash bin from wash cycles. Clean your washer monthly to prevent these from depositing on your clothing. Many machines have a self-cleaning cycle, or run an empty load with a cup of white vinegar or bleach. Also once a month, use a vacuum to remove excess lint from the external vents. Remember to clean the lint trap after every load.

Household items

Blankets, pillows, comforters, duvets… all these things need to be cleaned too! Follow the cleaning instructions on the label. Wash blankets separately to avoid pilling on other fabrics. Often air drying is the best option for duvets, pillows, and these items. If you haven’t cleaned your comforter yet this season, or if it’s been stored while the weather is warm, have it cleaned so it is fresh when you need it this fall. Large comforters and duvets may not fit in your washing machine – again be careful of overstuffing, your comforter won’t get clean if the machine is too full. If you are uncertain about how to clean your household items, bring them into our store.

Questions about laundry best practices? Give us a call at 303-798-0515. Stop by Green Care Cleaners for organic wet cleaning for your favorite and most sensitive garments — you’ll get fresher, cleaner, longer-lasting clothing!

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Preparing Clothes for Dry Cleaning

When it’s time to clean your clothes – if you are preparing for a big interview, returning from a wedding, or discovering a stain on your suit – bring your garments to Green Care Cleaners to get them fresher, cleaner, and longer-lasting!

Here are a few things you can do to prepare your garments for cleaning:

Empty the pockets – Check your garments for any belongings or scraps of trash that may have been forgotten in the pockets. Certain hazards like gum and makeup can damage your clothing, and even harm other garments in the same load. Be courteous, and check your pockets before you leave your clothes with us.

Identify stains – Before you drop off your clothing, it can be helpful to mark stains with a pin or masking tape. This will make the stains easy to find for the spotters at our shop, and can help you remember to ask about certain stains at drop off. It is also helpful to prepare a list of stain origins, if possible. This will again help our experts to clean the stains more efficiently and eliminate guesswork of identifying a stain, so we can use the best removal process for each specific stain.

Mark concerns – If you have noticed any loose buttons, appliques, or broken zippers, point them out before we clean your garment. Knowing these points of concern in advance, we can make efforts so they are not worsened by the cleaning process and can even fix them for you!

Ask questions – If you have questions about the care of your garment, the services we offer, or concerns about a specific stain, ask us when you come into the shop! We are happy to answer any questions and address your concerns.

Remember, never let a stain set. If you have a stained garment, it is best to have it cleaned right away. If you are cleaning separates, like a suit pants and jacket, it is best to clean all pieces at the same time for even wear. Green Care Cleaners is here to keep your garments cleaner, softer, and longer-lasting – call us at 303-798-0515!

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The Benefits of Line Drying Your Clothes

4 Ways to Re-Use Bridesmaid Dresses

Each spring marks the start of another wedding season. Bridesmaids usually have a love-hate relationship with their wedding day gown. Whether the bride chose a bridesmaid dress that is not your style or you’re pleased with the selection, there are few opportunities to wear that gown again…

But we’re here to help! Here are four ways to re-use, re-style, and re-purpose your bridesmaid dress.

  1. New hem. If the bride chose a long gown to match the elegance of the wedding, give it new life with a new hemline! Turn a floor length gown into a cocktail dress by cutting away excess fabric and giving it a new hem. Find a trusted seamstress for the best result, or bring it to Green Care Cleaners – we can help clean the dress so it looks its best, before and after the alteration!
  2. Change the color. Not in love with the dress? A little dye can give a subtle fabric bold new life. If you’re not sure how the color will turn out, ask a professional for advice. Always choose a dye meant for the fabric and test the dye in an inconspicuous area first.
  3. Split it! Turn the formal gown into a skirt! Separate top from bottom and add a new waistline for the skirt. With help from a talented seamstress, you may even be able to transform the gown into a blouse too.
  4. Prom Dress. While prom styles change year to year, so do wedding trends! Try giving your gown new life by donating it to a high school girl who loves the style. They can even take the gown to the tailor to have it match their style.

Love it, save the gown for your next formal event! Bring it to Green Care Cleaners for our organic wet cleaning. We can remove all the hidden stains that damage formal dresses over time so you can wear the gown, looking it’s best, at your next event.

Like it, you can get the most out of your bridesmaid gown with a little dye and a few stitches! Find a trusted seamstress and tailor the gown to your own style.

Hate it, give it new life to someone who will love the dress. Whether you offer the gown to another person, sell online, or donate the dress, make sure it’s in great condition so it can make the best impression.

Stop by Green Care Cleaners to keep all your clothing, from bridesmaid dresses to wedding gowns to your favorite sweater, looking best and feeling fresh! Call us at 303-798-0515 if you have any questions about caring for or re-purposing your bridesmaid dress.

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Taking Care of Gym Clothes

Spring is here, which means everyone is hitting the gym to get to work on their summer beach bodies! But it also leaves you at risk for locker room syndrome… when your gym bag, closet, car, and house smell like a high school boy’s locker from sweaty, damp workout clothes.

Instead, learn the proper way to care for your workout clothes so the garments (and your house) stay clean and fresh, no matter how hard you work!

Post-Workout

After the hardest workout, wash your clothing as quickly after vigorous exercise as possible. A quick rinse will help stop stains and smells from setting if you can’t get to the load quickly.

Instead of placing your sweaty garments in a heap on the floor (to become a breeding ground for mildew), lay out or hang the clothes to air out.

Gym shoes are often ignored, but can be the biggest culprit for damp, smelly gear. Always let your sneakers dry out completely between wears. If needed, use a tablespoon or two of baking soda to soak up moisture and odor from your shoes.

Washing

Gym clothing is often designed to be moisture wicking or water repellant to avoid becoming saturated with sweat as you exercise. But this also makes it more difficult to wash these garments as the water must penetrate into the fibers.

Even though gym clothes are often smelly or stinky, avoid the impulse to use extra soap and skip the fabric softener. Soap and laundry detergent can form a barrier that prevents the water from effectively cleaning the clothes. Follow the instructions on the garment for best results or call our experts for tips: 303-798-0515

Drying

Workout clothes are often made from spandex and lycra fabrics. The heat from the dryer may damage the fibers in your garments, meaning they will lose their elasticity over time. Always use the lowest setting or air dry.

If you have the option, try line drying your clothing outdoors. Direct sunlight acts as a natural bacteria deterrent to leave your clothing fresher and cleaner for longer!

For the toughest stains, persistent smells, or advice on cleaning your favorite gym clothes, call Green Care Cleaners at 303-798-0515. Our clothing experts use precise wet cleaning methods to leave your garments cleaner, fresher, and healthier than ever.

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Spring has come to Littleton! With it comes sunny days, blooming flowers, and spring cleaning.

Before you open the closet door and feel overwhelmed at the task ahead, here are 5 tips for faster, more effective spring cleaning for your wardrobe.

  1. Make a list.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by spring cleaning as a whole, so instead divide and conquer. Split your closet cleaning into a collection of smaller tasks, and write them down to tackle one at a time.

  1. Declutter

There are plenty of nooks and crannies that can get stuffed full in your closet. Take a moment to clear them out, starting with the top shelf. Store small items using hooks or boxes to stay neat, tidy, and easy to find.

  1. Swap out Winter Clothes

As we head towards warmer days, it’s time to put away sweaters and coats. Before you do, bring them to Green Care Cleaners for a final cleaning to remove hidden stains and keep fresh for next fall. Keep your layers handy for cool mornings and nights, but swap out the heavy coats for light jackets.

  1. Ask the tough questions

Do you have a tendency to hoard? It’s easy to hold onto clothing item that has sentimental value, but take a hard look at your wardrobe. If you haven’t worn the garment in over a year, it’s probably time to move on. Donate the too-tight pants and band t-shirts and say goodbye to the items you no longer need.

  1. Treat yourself!

It’s easier to stay organized than to go through the entire cleaning process again, so make a good-hearted effort to maintain your fresh closet. Now that you’re organized, it’s time to celebrate! Buy a special new garment or two, and bring your favorites into Green Care Cleaners to get them fresh, clean, and ready for spring!

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We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful Colorado spring. Any time you have any questions about caring for your garments, give us a call at 303-798-0515.

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