The holidays are right around the corner now, which means that you will soon be giving focus to setting the perfect holiday table. Family dinners and festive holiday parties are surely a part of every home and family. With that said, the folks here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations take tremendous pride in our specialized care procedures for all your table linens.
Many linens are gifts or heirlooms that are handed down from one generation to another and, therefore, require a good deal of love and care. At all those holiday dinners and festivities, however, often times there is some kind of a food or drink spill. When that happens, you want to be sure you have your linens properly cared for and their value preserved.
PROPER CARE OF YOUR LINENS
Heirloom linens are often used during the holidays and, once the festivities are all over, typically are in need of cleaning and specialized care. When you rely upon the experts here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations you need not worry about your prized heirloom. Simply let us know the age of your linens, the fiber content, and how you have stored your linens in the past. These simple facts will help us to determine the best and most appropriate cleaning methods to use in the delicate care of your antique linens.
If, however, you choose to clean your heirloom on your own, then be sure to use only hand washing methods and nothing more. You should wash in warm water with a very mild detergent, rinse the linens thoroughly and then only air dry them. Be very careful not to pull, wring or tug at the linens since this can cause damage to the fabrics.
If your tablecloths are made of lace, which is indeed a favorite for many holiday parties and dinners, it is highly recommended that you leave the cleaning to us. Lace can be made of a variety of fibers, whether linen, cotton or polyester and typically have either been crocheted, embroidered, cut or knitted when created. When time to clean them, our specialists will inspect them for holes or any loss of tensile strength in order to render the appropriate, delicate care.
ENSURE YOUR HOLIDAY LINENS LOOK THEIR BEST
Whenever cleaning your linens, it is important to take into consideration the age of the linens, condition, fiber content, any stains or damaged areas, trims, or storage details. Before actually cleaning them, they should be thoroughly inspected for any stains, damage from light exposure, or damage to the trims. You should also remove the trims if possible and identify and mend any tears. Finally, ironing your linens can be quite challenging. If you choose to maintain them yourself it is important that you iron them while they are still a bit damp. However, our dry-cleaning specialists can clean and give your linens a crisp, healthy finish and even apply a stain release finish for added protection.
Once your festivities are over be sure to bring your household and table linens down to our trusted facility and let us clean them, remove any stains and even mend them if necessary. Remember your prized linens should always be stored in a cool, dark and dry area. If you want more information about the care and maintenance of your table linens, please feel free to reach out to our friendly, professional team. Remember, if you are not comfortable cleaning your heirloom linens, then we will be more than happy to take away those worries when all the holiday partying and festivities are over. With the holidays right around the corner we want to send along wishes from our family to yours for a safe and happy holiday season!!