Keep Your Shoes in Ship Shape Condition

Step-by-step instructions to make a velvet shoe care bag!

Slipping your shoes into something comfortable will protect them from scuffs at home or while traveling. One of the best ways we’ve found to store shoes is Martha Stewart’s homemade velvet shoe bags. Making these bags takes only about half an hour. You’ll need soft velvet, a sewing machine and thread, cord, and safety pins. To make a bag, cut a 13-by-36-inch rectangle from thick, soft velvet. Fold Continue Reading

Drought Tolerant & Beautiful

apricot-mallow

Water-wise gardens don’t have to be just gravel and cacti. There are some stunning drought tolerant plants with vibrant colors and scents. We hope a few of our favorites that are all available at local nurseries will inspire your drought tolerant landscape. These were all found in a recent article in Sunset Magazine. Apricot Mallow is a native of California. The plant grows to 3 feet in height, Continue Reading

Common Summertime Stains

Take chocolate stains directly to Flair.

Your view of paradise may include cheeseburgers, soda, ice cream, pizza, and other summertime favorites, but it surely doesn’t include spots on your shorts, shirts, and dresses. Our fabric experts assembled these tips to help you confront the stains of summer. While some summer stains are easy to get out with home remedies, others may be set permanently using the same remedies or even just water. As a Continue Reading

Happy Birthday America!

Flair Cleaners: Celebrating our Freedoms and Opportunities as Americans

This weekend we celebrate the Fourth of July, America’s birthday. Like, most, we are looking forward to parades, trips to the beach, BBQ’s with friends and families, and searching out the best views for firework shows. But today, we also take time to be celebrate  the freedom and opportunities we have as Americans.  Our family business is a testament to these opportunities. More than 55 years ago, first Continue Reading

Fashion or Pain in the Neck Tie?

Necktiesare difficult to clean, which is why it's best to leave their care to professional dry cleaners.

Did you ever wonder how neckties became such a fashion statement?  Most historians agree that the necktie originated in the 17th century, during the 30 year war in France. Croatian mercenaries hired by King Louis XIII wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. While these early neckties tied the top of their jackets, they were also quite decorative. King Louis liked the look Continue Reading

Dear Dad…

A letter that lasts a lifetime and beyond: Dear Dad...

Father’s Day. It’s a time to celebrate Dad in unique and meaningful ways, and while ties, shirts, and suits are always appreciated, we wanted to share an idea that will last a lifetime and beyond. Write your Dad a heartfelt letter. Think about the ways he has supported and encouraged you. Tell him how much you appreciate his thoughtfulness, kindness, and the extra effort he put in to Continue Reading

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves!!

Hit the beach with these must have items. Then, be sure to bring clothes that might have sunscreen stains to Flair for Summer TLC.

One of the best tips we’ve heard for summer is to pre-pack your beach bag and leave it by the door or in your car. That way you’re always ready to hit the beach whenever the mood strikes. Here are some must have items for everyone’s summer beach bag – along with the mandatory beach ball, of course! If you are hitting the sand with kids, be sure Continue Reading

Fifth Annual Flair Care Package A Huge Success

SONY DSC

Thank you for making our 5th Annual Flair Care Package Drive a resounding success!! Your generosity helped us deliver thousands of items for active duty military personnel and their families to the Bob Hope USO. By supporting this effort, you’ve helped provide an important “Touch of Home” to our deployed servicemen and women, our wounded heroes, and our military families. Over the Memorial Day weekend, we were honored Continue Reading

Laundry: The Never Ending Chore

Leave the laundry to Flair!

Don’t you hate laundry? And then there’s ironing!  If you feel like it’s a never-ending chore that you dread, you are not alone. Studies have found that doing laundry and ironing are two of the most disliked household chores. A 2001 survey showed that the average American woman spends seven to nine hours each  week doing laundry. This equates to 500 pounds a year! Is this really the Continue Reading

Can Club Soda Really Remove Stains?

Does Club Soda remove stains? Myth or Fact?

It is commonly believed  that club soda is the ultimate remedy for instant stain removal, but is it really true? Flair turned to our 107-year-old professional trade association, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, which undertook an in-depth study of the merits of club soda versus plain old water for stain removal. Here are the results!  Club soda can be a big help with stain removal in the short Continue Reading