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!

Tips to make Laundry Easier

Fall is a busy time of year, with children in school, sports, and activities. Which is why we want to help make your weekly tasks a little easier.

Laundry is a daunting task for most people – does anyone actually want to spend that much time folding? So this month, we’re offering 7 tips to make your laundry routine easier.

  1. Break it up. Divvy up your laundry routine into smaller, more manageable chunks. One easy way to do this is with the sorted loads: whites, brights, darks, towels, jeans, etc. Pick one type to do each day, or set a schedule you can stick to.
  2. Plan a “laundry” day. The opposite approach works better for some. Planning one day each week to tackle all of the laundry means you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the week.
  3. Multitask. Pair laundry with something more fun, like a good book or TV Show. At the end of each chapter, episode, or commercial break, check on your laundry and switch loads! Pick a podcast or movie to turn on in the background while you fold and hang the clean clothes.
  4. Presort. Having dedicated baskets for each load can drastically reduce time spent sorting dirty laundry. As you put on pajamas at the end of the day, toss your dirty clothes into the appropriate basket! Sort carefully to avoid stains and mistakes, or check the baskets as you load the machine.
  5. Get the family involved. Instead of taking this task on yourself, ask for help! Young kids can help put clean clothes away, and older kids can help fold, sort, and hang.
  6. Clean washer and dryer. Your machines should be cleaned periodically to avoid getting contaminants on your clothes. Most machines have a self-clean setting, and be sure to remove dryer lint after every load.
  7. Pick-up service. When you’re too busy to drop off dry cleaning, give us a call at 303-798-0515! We offer pick-up and drop-off services to help you manage your busy schedule. With our organic wet cleaning, your clothes will be cleaner, fresher, and hassle-free!

Do you have any tips from your laundry routine? Stop by our Facebook page to share your ideas!

If you have any questions about caring for your clothing, call our experts at 303-798-0515.

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Clean your Gown BEFORE the Wedding Day

It’s not surprising that brides want to look stunning on their wedding day. When you’ve worked so hard to find the perfect dress, choose the perfect hair style, and thought through every perfect detail, you want everything to be… perfect!

Which is why cleaning your gown before the wedding day can make a huge difference.

wedding dress cleaning and preservation highlands ranch green care cleanersEven if you’ve bought your gown new, it can collect dirt and stains in the short time leading up to the wedding day. Between designing and sewing the gown, making alterations, storing and handling the gown, the delicate white fabric can collect even the smallest specks of dirt. The seamstress will use care when working on your wedding gown, but anytime the dress is handled it is at risk for getting new stains.

If you’re wearing a used dress, purchased from a consignment store, a friend’s gown, or a family heirloom like your mother or grandmother’s gown, you’ll want to take extra care to clean your gown for the wedding. If the gown was not properly cleaned and preserved before it was stored, latent stains may have appeared and require thorough cleaning and treatment to remove. Certain fabrics can also take on a yellow hue as they age, so ask a cleaning expert like the ones at Green Care Cleaners if that can be fixed in the cleaning process.

The elegant white wedding gown deserves to look its best on your wedding day! Plan enough time before the wedding day to finish all alterations and have your wedding dress cleaned before the big day.

When you bring your gown to Green Care Cleaners for wedding dress cleaning and preservation, our experts will leave your dress feeling fresh, soft, clean and bright! Bring it in to our location in Highlands Ranch or schedule a pick-up and drop-off to your home. Call us at 303-798-0515.

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Summer Tip: Treating Sweat Stains

Summer has come to Colorado! But as the outdoors heat up, so do our bodies… leading to wet spots under the arms of shirts.

Perspiration stains appear around collars and under the arms of even our favorite summer shirts. These already embarrassing stains can be the worst on white shirts where they often take on a yellow color.

The culprit for these pit stains is usually deodorant or antiperspirant – specifically, the aluminum within them. This active ingredient reacts to proteins (found in both sweat and cotton) to create the yellowing reaction and staining.

The same thing that is supposed to stop the sweat is actually causing the stains! But since most people don’t want to go without and risk natural odors, your best option is to treat the stains…

Bleach

The go-to for many people removing stains on white garments is bleach. However, with these protein stains, bleach is not very effective. Bleach can even worsen the discoloration, risking another reaction to make the stain appear more yellow.

Enzyme detergent

Enzyme detergents, like OxiClean, can be effective to reduce sweat stains – if the stain is fresh, you can sprinkle some of the detergent in the machine and wash as normal. Pre-treat the stain with a spray before you toss in the laundry, and you’ll be even better off.  However, if the stain has set and dried, you’ll need to soak the garment in hot water first and agitate to work out the stain.

Home Remedies

Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda can be used in a pinch to create your own stain treatment formula. But before trying any new formula, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area first. Watch for negative reactions with the fabric and avoid worsening the stain.

Prevention

If your sweat glands are kicking into overdrive, blot your armpits dry with a paper towel. While this isn’t a permanent solution, it can help reduce overwetting and damaging the fabric. If you’re in a bind, you can rinse the armpits under cold water to remove perspiration and buildup of proteins. Whenever possible, pretreat the stain to prevent it from drying and setting.

The Worst Pit Stains

For the most stubborn perspiration stains, bring your garments into Green Care Cleaners! With our clothing care expertise and organic wet cleaning method, we’ll examine the fabric and the stain to determine the best solution for removing even the toughest pit stains.

If you have questions about caring for your favorite garments, stop by our shop in Highlands Ranch!

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Emergency Kit for Wedding Day Stains

Iwedding dress cleaning and preservation highlands ranch green care cleanerst’s wedding season! And if you’re a blushing bride this year, we hope you’re looking forward to wearing the most elegant and extravagant dress of your life.

But it’s also likely to be the most clean, white, stain-attracting gown – and it’s tempting to go to drastic measures to protect the delicate fabric on your wedding day.

Stains happen. Whether it’s your aunt’s lipstick on your shoulder, wine drips, sweat, or dirt from the parking lot, the dangers are hidden in plain sight. If you find a stain on your dress, take a step back and think about reacting to a wedding day stain by staying calm and prepared – with a few tools at hand in your emergency wedding day stain kit, you’ll be ready to enjoy the reception worry free!

Wedding Day Emergency Kit Supplies:

  1. Clean, dry, and white towels – Don’t try to clean a stain with a dirty rag or colored towel – you could inadvertently make the stain worse by spreading the dirt or bleeding dye.
  2. Q-tips and Cotton Swabs – Precision work, like blotting small makeup or food stains, are easier with these tools. You can apply a small amount of water (or even saliva) to a stain without oversaturating the fabric.
  3. Clean water – Having a bottle of water on hand can help you quickly tend to stains on the go. But be careful not to use too much to spread the stain, and avoid on oil-based stains (like make-up or lipstick).
  4. Baby powder or Cornstarch – Spread one of these powders over an oil based stain in a pinch. The powder will absorb the stain without risking spreading it around with water or liquid soaps.
  5. Needle and Thread – Accidental tears can be quickly mended with a delicate needle and matching thread. A quick stitch can prevent the tear from getting worse through the evening, and make repairing the dress after the wedding day much easier.
  6. Safety Pins – If your hem or bustle breaks, a safety pin is a must-have solution to quickly pin up the fabric and get you back to the reception!

Our clothing care experts will address all lingering stains to prevent permanent discoloration and clean your gown so it looks brand new. Then we’ll preserve it so it stays just as clean and fresh for years to come!

Learn more about wedding dress cleaning and preservation. If you have questions about your wedding gown, treating day-of stains, or the best care for your elegant dress, call our team at 303-798-0515.

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Cleaning Down and Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Summer is around the corner, which means it is camping season in Colorado! As many of our neighbors in Highlands Ranch and across Colorado know, there is nothing quite as magical as curling up in a sleeping bag and gazing up at the stars.

Unless that sleeping bag is black with dirt and grime, smells like a gym locker room, and is sticky with oil and sweat.

Cleaning and caring for your sleeping bag is critical to maintaining its freshness and performance. Whether you use a down sleeping bag or a synthetic sleeping bag, regular washes can even prolong the life of your sleeping bag. Here are a few things you can do for the best care of your sleeping bag:

While using your sleeping bag:

  • Sleep in clean clothes to avoid dragging dirt and sweat into the bag. Oils and grime will transfer to the inside of your bag if you sleep in the same clothing you wore during the day. Not only solids like dirt and body oils, but even smells from campfires, cooked meals, and long hikes can permeate. To avoid fast accumulation of dirt, change into clean sleep wear before climbing in.
  • Use a sleeping bag liner to keep the inside clean. These typically lightweight liners go inside the sleeping bag for an extra layer of protection and insulation. They help keep it clean, and can easily be washed separately after every use.
  • Get a longer life from your sleeping bag by bringing it to Green Care CleanersAir out every day to keep it fresh. Turn the bag inside out to dry moisture and expose to fresh air. But don’t leave it in the sun for long – UV rays can harm certain fabric and materials used in sleeping bags.

Cleaning your sleeping bag:

  • Spot clean the shell to pick up small stains early. Use water and a gentle detergent, if needed, to gently dab away the stain. If possible, pull the shell and liner away from the insulation (whether it is down or synthetic) to avoid getting water into the material and harming the interior.
  • If you choose to wash at home, use gentle soap designed for down- and/or synthetic-filled material. This can have a higher price tag, but it is better than ruining the bag. Handwash in a bathtub using cool water. Let sit for 10-15 minutes then press to remove the excess water. Rinse several times to ensure soap is removed. For best results, leave it to the professionals.
  • DO NOT DRY CLEAN. The harmful chemicals, like PERC, and solvents used in traditional dry cleaning can strip oils from the down that are natural and necessary to help it retain loft. Instead, bring your sleeping bags to green care cleaners! Our organic wet cleaning method uses none of the harmful solvents that threaten the material and insulation in your bag. With precisely controlled agitation, temperatures, and cleaning techniques, we can clean you sleeping bags so they last longer, feel fresher, and look just like new!

Storing your sleeping bag:

  • Dry completely before storing. Air dry, whenever possible, for the best results. (Remember, the sun can harm the materials if left out too long, so use caution. If you must put in the dryer, use low- or no-heat settings and watch carefully. Always check the material of your sleeping bag first for special care requirements.
  • Store your sleeping bag clean and spacious to avoid damaging the down or synthetic materialAvoid compressing in a stuff sack for extended storage. While these are handy for short trips, backpacking, and setting up campsites, compression sacks can create deep wrinkle in your sleeping bag over time. More importantly, they can reduce loft of the down or synthetic insulation inside the bag, meaning it won’t be as fluffy of insulate as well on your next trip.
  • Never store dirty. Like your clothing, sleeping bags collect body oils, sweat, dirt and dust with regular use. These materials can settle deeper into the fabric and material and cause tough stains, smells, and wear faster if stored without cleaning. To counter these invisible stain threats, have your sleeping bag thoroughly cleaned by the professionals at Green Care Cleaners before storing.

We hope you and your family are able to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Colorado spring and summer seasons! On your next camping trip, follow these tips for the freshest, cleanest, and most comfortable sleeping bags and most enjoyable camping experience.

For tips on caring for your sleeping bag or to schedule a pick up or drop off for our cleaners, call us at 303-798-0515.

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Closet organization tips

closet-organizationSpring is here, and we’re ready to start our spring cleaning. From dusty base boards to overflowing storage, we know there’s a lot to tackle… so we’re starting with the closet!

From overstuffed drawers to disheveled hangers, closet organization issues make it a challenge to find the right clothing at the right time. But it’s more than just frustrating to choose an outfit in the morning – an unorganized closet can actually be harming your garments.

The problem:

Overstuffed wardrobes mean your clothes are packed tightly together. Air circulation is necessary to keep your garments fresh and clean while hanging in the closet. Not only will they become dingy and stale, you’re more likely to see heavy wrinkling from an overstuffed closet.

Formal garments, like blouses, dresses, and suits, are often made from sensitive materials which are susceptible to deep wrinkles and fabric harm in crowded spaces. Make sure these items have room to hang naturally to prevent damage.

Though it is tempting to put seldom-worn items back in the closet, you should never store a dirty garment in your closet. Invisible stain threats can set in, leaving untreatable stains and damaging sensitive fabrics. Certain threats may also transfer onto other garments.

The solution:

Try these organizing tips for fresher, cleaner, longer-lasting clothes!

  1. Declutter. Get rid of clothes you don’t wear to free up some extra space (and donate to a second hand store to give them a new life!). Try this closet trick to find out what you should let go.
  2. Out-of-season. As we head into spring, now is the perfect time to remove bulky winter clothing from your closet. Storing out-of-season garments in boxes, dressers, or under the bed can free closet and drawer space for the items you’re more likely to use. Always remember: cool, dry, dark, and clean!
  3. Combine storage. A hanger isn’t the right tool for your knit sweater, just like your elegant dress shouldn’t be stuffed in a drawer. To make the most of your closet space, combine different storage methods! Use your dresser drawers for folded items (never hang a sweater), hangers for blouses, dress shirts, suits, and dresses, and boxes for out-of-season garments.
  4. Organize! Choose the method that suits you best – try organizing by color, sleeve length, or occasion (work clothes, lounge, etc.) to make things easier to find in your closet and drawers. Everything should be clean and cared for when it goes into your closet.

Remember – never store dirty garments. Invisible threats, like body odor, chemicals, perfume, and hidden stains, can damage the fabric and leave difficult stains if left untreated. Your winter garments, comforters, blankets, suits and dresses should all be cleaned before you put them away for the spring.

Call 303-798-0515 or drop by anytime – we’ll get your garments clean and fresh to store in your newly organized closet!

What organization tips do you use to keep your clothing fresh, clean, and long-lasting all year? Like us on Facebook to join the conversation.

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Ski and Winter Sports Wear: Tips to get the BEST Performance

For many Coloradans, the best thing about winter in Colorado is Ski Season! Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing or are a sledding enthusiast, you probably rely on warm winter sports clothing to keep you dry and warm through your favorite activities.

Ski-wear-winter-sports-clothing-careKeeping your snow pants, ski jackets, and your warmest layers looking and performing their best requires regular cleaning and care. For best performance, it’s recommended to clean your gear at least twice per season.

For specific advice on the best care for your winter sports wear, visit our store or call 303-798-0515.

Gore-Tex shells have been known to last and keep their technical abilities for 30 years with proper care. And with the cost of a new jacket costing upwards of $350-500, the regular care is the cost-efficient way to achieve longevity and extend the life of your quality winter gear.

In order to keep you warm and dry without trapping in perspiration, most ski wear is treated with special finishes to be both waterproof and breathable.

Ski wear and active winter jackets are typically coated with a water repellent finish. This coating has tiny holes that allow water vapor (from your sweat and body perspiration) to escape. At the same time, the holes are so small they prevent liquid water from getting through.

As you use your ski garments, dirt, grime, and body oils can get trapped in these holes and obstruct the finish from working properly. Clogged pores trap your body heat inside the garment, while the dirt and grime can wear down the finish.

Periodic cleaning will leave your jacket like new! Removing the accumulated dirt will open up the holes in the finish again to restore water proof properties and breathability.

Between washes, use a clean, damp cloth to brush away any visible dirt and stains. Always remember to hang, air out, and dry your ski wear completely before storing.

If you wash your ski wear at home, always follow the care instructions on the label. Avoid using heavy detergents, bleach, and fabric softener, and DO NOT dry clean. The harsh chemicals will damage the water proof or resistant coating on your best gear.

Our organic wet cleaning is a safe alternative for your ski wear, without the harsh chemicals that typical Dry Cleaners use. Your ski gear will be fresher, cleaner, and last longer!

With proper care and cleaning, your winter sports clothing and ski wear will last from season to season! For the best, freshest, and greenest cleaning, bring your winter garments into Green Care Cleaners – call 303-798-0515.

 

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The Secret to Fresher, Warmer Down Jackets

Sweater Weather – Caring for your Favorite Sweaters

This is the season of sweaters! With snow falling, temperatures dropping, and holidays around the corner, there’s no better time to snuggle up and stay warm in your favorite sweater.

Whether you prefer Christmas-themed “ugly” sweaters, handmade wool knits, or a favorite cashmere garment – sweaters require careful care and attention to look their best throughout this season and their lifetime.

Washing – Follow the instructions! If your sweater came with care instructions on the tag, pay attention and follow the instructions for best results. If not, you can (usually) follow “best practices” to wash your sweater. Hand wash, inside out, using a gentle detergent for most sweaters. Do not machine dry or you risk shrinking your sweater. Instead, lay flat to dry to avoid stretching from hanging.

Know your Material – Wool, cashmere, knit, cotton… the fabric your sweater is crafted from has different care requirements. Certain fabrics (like cashmere) should not be washed at home, instead requiring special attention from professionals to avoid damaging the sensitive material. If you’re unsure how best to care for your sweater, call us at 303-798-0515.

How to care for your favorite sweatersLayering with sweaters – Consider the clothing that you wear with your sweater. The material of your layers, especially undershirts and coats that come into direct contact with your sweater, can damage the fabric. Choose smooth fabrics for layering, as increased friction can cause pilling and decrease lifespan of your sweater.

Removing Pills – Fabric pills form with friction against the sweater. To minimize pills, clean your sweater frequently by removing fuzz, hair, and lint. Follow instructions to avoid pilling while washing, and always turn your sweater inside out. Remove pills carefully with a sharp razor or try these techniques.

Storing Sweaters – Remember: dry, dark, cool. Heat and moisture can harm your sweater as it sits in storage. Avoid hanging sweaters – instead, fold to keep the shape and prevent stretching. At the end of the season, keep your sweaters in acid free paper in an airtight plastic bin.

If you have any questions about the best care for your sweater, or to get your holiday garments looking their best, give us a call at 303-798-0515. From all of us at Green Care Cleaners, Happy Holidays!

 

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