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? Here are seven tips to make your laundry routine easier:

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.

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.

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.

Pre-sort. 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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Clean Out Your Closet this Fall

Autumn is in the air here in Colorado! Along with cooler temperatures, shorter days and leaves changing color, this time of year also means your wardrobe will be changing which gives you a good opportunity to do some cleaning out of clothes that are perhaps getting a little long in the tooth.

When you open the closet door and feel overwhelmed at the task ahead, here are five tips for faster, more effective fall wardrobe maintenance.

1. Make a list
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by fall 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.

2. 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.

3. Swap out summer clothes
As we head towards cooler days, it’s time to put away swimwear and shorts. Before you do, bring them to Green Care Cleaners for a final cleaning to remove hidden stains and keep fresh for next summer.

4. 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 those pants that don’t fit and those band t-shirts from high school to charity and say goodbye to the items you no longer need.

5. 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 autumn!

As always, if you have any questions about caring for your garments, give us a call at 303-798-0515.

Household Solutions to Avoid

Dishwasher detergent: You may have heard that the detergent you use on your dirty dishes will also work on your food stained clothing as well. However, this is far from the truth and is actually a bad idea. Dishwashing detergent fades colors, damages the fabrics’ fibers, and also causes skin irritation.

Shampoo: Keep colored or milky-looking shampoos away from your clothing. They have ingredients that will just cause a big foaming mess and result in a bigger stain.

Milk on washable ink: This doesn’t remove the ink and result in an additional protein stain. Have your organic cleaners (https://www.greencarecleaners.com/) handle this one and save the milk for your cereal.

Hair spray on ball-point ink: Ink stains are pesky ones indeed. Your colleagues may have suggested using your hairspray to effectively remove ballpoint stains. Unfortunately, you will just be creating an even stickier situation. The hairspray will leave behind a gummy residue and affect the fabrics’ color as well.

Salt to make dyes colorfast: You might have tried soaking your colorful clothing in salt water in an attempt to preserve their color and prevent bleeding. Doing this is only a temporary fix though, unless you plan on washing that article of clothing in salt water every time. As soon as the garment is wet again the dye will be free to pull away from the fabric.

White vinegar:
Vinegar is actually an acid that may weaken rayon, silk, or cotton fibers and cause discoloration. The easiest way to ward off evil stains is not letting them happen in the first place. Your organic cleaners can apply Soybean Nano-Technology (https://www.greencarecleaners.com/green-care-difference.html) to your clothing, which makes them resistant to stains and will you save you a lot of time and grief!

Tips for Greener Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Whether the beautiful spring weather has you thinking about nature, or Earth Day inspired you to give back, it is easy to “go green.” You are already doing something right by bringing your clothes to Green Care Cleaners! Here are a few tips for green clothing care at home and for your dry cleaning:

When doing laundry at home, the key to going green is using less. It only takes two tablespoons of detergent to get your clothes clean, so avoid using more (and save money on detergent!). Use cold water when possible, saving warm water for heavily soiled clothes, and always using a cold rinse cycle. Only run a load when it is full (or adjust the water level to accommodate smaller loads) so you don’t use excess water.

Your dryer is one of the least efficient appliances in your home. It takes a lot of energy to heat and dry your clothing. If you have the option, line drying your clothes (outside or using an indoor rack) is a great alternative to using the dryer. Not only can line drying keep your clothes looking their best and lasting longer, the sun can actually make your whites brighter!

For all your dry cleaning needs, the green solution is obvious – organic wet cleaning! Traditional dry cleaning relies on the harsh solvent perchloroethylene to clean your clothes. It is such a harsh chemical that it must be sealed in drums after use and hauled away as a bio-hazard! Perc is also used to de-grease auto parts and strip paint, so how can it be good for your clothes, your body, or the environment?

Organic wet cleaning is the environmentally friendly alternative to traditional dry cleaning. Instead of harsh chemicals, organic wet cleaning relies on temperature controlled water, gentle detergents, and individualized care for your garments. With our computer-controlled process, we can precisely manage the temperature, pH levels, moisture content, and agitation to effectively clean your clothing – without harming you, your clothes, or the environment!

Our work doesn’t stop when your clothes are clean. We also use special cleaners to make your garments resistant to stains. When you bring your clothes to us, you will get cleaner, healthier, and greener clothes than dry cleaning. Your clothes will not only look and feel better, they will also last longer, saving you money and protecting your investment!

Stop by our cleaners in Highlands Ranch or give us a call at 303-798-0515 to learn more about organic wet cleaning and see the green care difference for yourself! With a few simple changes to your routine, you can make a big difference!

Don’t Make These Common Stain Removal Mistakes

If you came home from a romantic dinner only to find that your favorite dress or suit now has an unfortunate stain, you may be tempted to try a DIY remedy. Pre-treating stains can be a helpful mitigating factor until you bring your clothes into our Highlands Ranch dry cleaners for removal, but be careful to avoid these common DIY at home stain removal mistakes:

  

Seltzer – The main ingredient in seltzer is carbon dioxide. If not used appropriately, this can become carbonic acid and ruin the fibers in your clothes.

 

Hair spray – The same ingredients that allows hair spray to keep your hair style in check all day can leave sticky deposits on your clothing. Once the spray evaporates, your clothes could be left with glue residue that could result in a much worse stain than the one you were trying to remove.

 

Nail polish remover – These removers often contain acetone, which can harm certain fabrics. This can also leave an oily, smelly ring on your garment which may not wash away completely.

 

Lemon Juice – Though this can sometimes be effective, lemon can result in oxidation. This can be helpful for whitening garments but can result in discoloration of other fabrics. Over time, oxidation could leave your garments with a yellow or brown stain.

 

Color-safe bleach – Even bleaches labeled “color-safe” can have negative effects on your clothes, causing discoloration or damaging fabrics and dyes. Read labels carefully and never use bleach on garments with a bleach warning.

 

Not all fabrics respond the same way to stain removal methods, so always use caution with DIY solutions. If you have questions about best practices for at-home stain treatment methods, call Green Care Cleaners at 303-798-0515.

Remember that pre-treating stains is only a preemptive method — your garment should be brought in for our organic wet cleaning process to fully remove the stain.

 

Stop by 537 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy #107 or call 303-798-0515. We look forward to serving you!

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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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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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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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