Fabricare Center Cleaners is proud to use GreenEarth Cleaning solution at our facility. Not only is it better for the environment when compared to typical dry cleaning solutions. It is also more gentle on clothes fabrics and colors. Leaving no toxic residue that may come in contact with your skin. But what is GreenEarth Cleaning? This is a question we get a lot so today we are going to look into it a little more.
What is GreenEarth Cleaning Solution
GreenEarth Cleaning solutions is a silicone based cleaning agent. It is basically liquefied sand. And has been recognized as safe for the environment for air, water, and soil release by the EPA.
This is important because the majority of cleaners (roughly 80%) use the cleaning solvent perchloroethylene. Otherwise known as “Perc.” This solvent has been classified as a Toxic Air Contaminant by the EPA. Is classified as a likely carcinogen. And must be monitored because it can contaminate ground soil and water.
Why is GreenEarth Better For Your Clothes
Most importantly GreenEarth Cleaning is completely non-toxic. Meaning you can rub it against your skin without any issue at all. This is important because it is going to be in your clothes. So overall it’s better for your health and the environment.
Next, GreenEarth has a lower surface tension than traditional cleaning solutions. This allows it to more effectively penetrate the fabrics in your clothes. Increasing it’s ability to clean more thoroughly.
GreenEarth Cleaning solution is also chemically inert. Meaning it wont react with other textile materials or dies in the cleaning process. This minimizes even the most small of abrasions to the fabric reducing wear over time.
Whether it’s getting worn on the ball field or around the house. It’s incredible how fast our favorite hats get dirty. Making knowing how to wash a baseball cap correctly an important part of adding years of life to your favorite ball cap.
How to Wash a Baseball Cap
Don’t wash your hat in the dishwasher. This famous trick has a reputation for wearing out hats due to the high heat.
If you use the washer, make sure you use something to keep the shape of the hat. Then air dry.
The safest way to wash your hat is by hand. It’s an easy process, and we will cover how to hand wash your baseball hat below.
Hand Washing your Baseball Cap
What you will need:
Large Bowl or Tub
You will start by filling up the larger bowl/tub with warm water and a little dish soap. From here you will use the toothbrush, dipping into the water/soap mixture and then working it into any staines. Pre-treating the hat.
Once you are done pre treating any spots you want to address. You are next going to soak the hat in the tub for around 10 minutes. You can also use the toothbrush to agitate and spot treat and staines while the hat is under water.
After the 10 minutes and you are happy with any stains you are trying to remove. You are going to rinse the hat thoroughly with room temp to cool water. You want to get out any remaining soap residue.
Once you have thouroughly rinsed the hat you will now let it air dry. To help keep the form place the smaller bowl upside down and place the hat on top to dry. This will help maintaine the hats form.
The Easiest Way to get Your Baseball Hat Cleaned
Why hand washing your baseball cap is easy, its even easier to have us clean your hats for you!
Spring is upon us and that means spending more and more time outside with family and friends. And thanks to daylight savings, we get to take advantage of it staying lighter out so much later. This is always such a welcome change with the dawning of a new season.
With the nicer temperatures, my wife and I love grilling out, playing in the backyard with our little boy, and entertaining guests for picnics or for dinner on our patio. Spring in Atlanta really cannot be beat! Well, except for the pollen, that I know we could all happily do without.
If you’re like my family and plan on spending lots of time in your backyard this Spring, let Fabricare Center help spruce things up by cleaning your patio cushions. Our expert cleaners will spot treat your cushions for mold, mildew, and grease spots. Our alterations department will also take a look to see if they have any tears or loose threads or ties that need to be resewn. We will send your cushions back to you looking as good as new. Give your patio the refresh that it needs this season!
As I mentioned, we get immense joy from spending time outdoors. Protecting the environment is one of Fabricare Center’s core values. With Earth Day only a few weeks away, on April 22, we thought we’d share a little bit about our best environmental practices with you. Fabricare Center is proud to use GreenEarth cleaning solution to treat our garments. Silicone based, this environmentally non-toxic, non-hazardous solution is extremely gentle and a great alternative to petro chemicals. This solution is designed to ensure the best possible result for fabrics and the environment. Using GreenEarth is just one way we can do our part to protect the beautiful planet we live on.
Now that spring has sprung, get outside, start enjoying nature’s beauty, and create special memories with family and friends!
Give Spring Salads a Fresh Spin
With spring and warmer weather comes salad season, oering a perfect canvas for creating refreshing meals and appetizers centered around tasty greens, juicy tomatoes and crave-worthy dressings. Give your salads an update by avoiding the same tired mixes and instead create tasty meals fit for the season.
Chimichurri Chickpea Salad Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 4
1 cup fresh cilantro 2/3 cup fresh parsley 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2/3 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chickpeas, drained 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 bag Baby Kale Mix 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, diced 1 medium avocado, diced 4 tablespoons Avocado Ranch Dressing
In food processor, combine cilantro, parsley, oregano, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse until sauce is smooth.
Place chimichurri sauce in small bowl with chickpeas and crushed red pepper flakes; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight, if possible.
Divide kale, tomatoes and avocado between four bowls. Top each bowl evenly with marinated chickpeas. Drizzle with avocado ranch dressing and serve.
April 22 – Mother Earth Day
How You Can Help
BECOME A WASTE WARRIOR: Before you throw something away, think about whether it can be recycled or repurposed.
PLANT A TREE: Roughly 15 billion trees in the world are cut down each year, so help oset that loss by planting a tree of your own.
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS: Try conserving electrical energy by using only what you need.
LIMIT YOUR WATER USAGE: Turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth can conserve up to eight gallons of water a day.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about purging dirt and grime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take inventory of items around your home. As you tackle this season’s cleaning, look for ways to improve your overall living space, from getting rid of things you no longer need to adding items that can work harder for you.
Consider these six ways to tackle your home inside and out this spring.
Make organizing easier. As you clean each space, look for easy ways to reduce unsightly messes and improve organization. If your entryway always becomes a jumbled pile of shoes and coats, consider adding a storage bench and hooks to bring some order to the area. If the kids’ toys always accumulate in the living room, add a storage chest or large baskets to store them when not in use. If tools and equipment make the garage unusable, install shelving units to keep everything in place.
Eliminate the excess. Spring cleaning is also an opportunity to declutter and make way for something new, either by donating or selling unused things. Whether it’s last season’s fashion and accessories or unused tech and fitness gear, that item you never used – or haven’t used in a while – may be exactly what someone else is looking for. Online platforms can make the process easy and be a way to earn extra cash or help fund other home upgrades. Look for marketplaces that help you maximize your return; eBay, for example, is giving sellers 200 free listings every month, meaning you only pay after your items sell.
Reimagine your living space. If one area is becoming too crowded or doesn’t serve your family’s needs, consider items you can repurpose for another part of the home. For example, move an unused chair in your living room into a bedroom to create a reading nook. Keep your focus on function as you make changes that accommodate your lifestyle.
Commit to revisiting regularly. It’s easy to let clutter and disorganization slide when you get busy with life’s demands. Once your spring cleaning and reorganizing is complete, commit to reassessing your home on a monthly or quarterly basis so you can make small adjustments along the way, rather than face a major project every year.
Shop for Multi-Purpose Items. When upgrading your arsenal of gadgets, tools and small appliances, look for items that can serve multiple purposes. For example, many vacuums can transform into steamers or include mop attachments and some pressure cookers can also be used as air fryers.
Keep Sustainability in Mind. Keeping functionality in mind and buying like-new items not only saves you money now and in the future but can also help protect the planet by extending the life of products and reducing unnecessary waste.
Simple Tips for a Better Wedding Registry
For some couples, the idea of registering for wedding gifts is an exciting way to start planning for the home they’ll be sharing as newlyweds. For others, the registry is just one more chore to check o the wedding to-do list.
Regardless of where you fall on the love-it-or-hate-it spectrum, most experts agree a registry is a good idea, especially for couples who will be setting up a home together for the first time. Keep these tips and etiquette guidelines in mind to get the most out of your registry. Take inventory of what you have and what you need. For couples who’ve lived alone or together, the registry may be a way to fill in gaps for necessities neither of you already have. It’s also a good way to begin upgrading the less expensive kitchen items and furnishings you had as college students or singles. Make a list of your needs and wants so you don’t forget any essentials. If you’re still in doubt, request a checklist from the store where you’ll be registering so you can do some planning.
Register for things at a wide range of price points. The whole purpose of a registry is to make it easy for your guests to get you things you’ll like and need. Part of making it easy is recognizing your guests have diverse financial situations. While it’s customary to gift the bride and groom, not everyone can aord an extravagant gift, especially if they’ve spent money on travel and attire to attend. While it’s a good idea to oer modest options, don’t shy away from bigger ticket items that a small group might chip in on together.
Keep access in mind when you choose where to register. Avoid stores that are local or regional if you have many guests who live out of the area. Also avoid the temptation to choose online only options, as some guests will prefer to see what they’re buying. Aim for a mix of large national stores and online retailers.
Plan to block o at least a few hours for an in-person registry. It will take time to get everything set up. Traveling through the store, debating options and making your selections could take longer than expected. Also be sure to ask how you can add to or edit your registry after your initial visit.
Get your partner involved. There are bound to be some parts of the registry your partner may not care about, but asking for input and making decisions together lets you both share in the excitement. Focus on things you’ll each find useful as you settle into your new home. For example, the person who will be responsible for taking out the trash should get to pick the new kitchen trash can.
Fabricare Center also sells gift certificates which can make for a great gift to use for a bride’s wedding gown preservation, she’ll have to cherish for years to come.
Employee Highlight – Ros Hambrick
Client Care Advisor 21 Years of Service
As a Client Care Advisor, I work every day to provide excellent service. Whether it’s assisting in person or on the phone I’m always there to help. I’m very passionate about my job and love seeing the smiles on our clients’ faces when they leave our store. We want everyone to feel and look good in what they are wearing and I love knowing that I did my part.
My typical day consists of following up with client concerns, welcoming new clients to Fabricare Center, and assisting with our production department. I’m always asked “how soon I can get my garments back?”, and I’m always quick to say that our goal is to meet your expectations but if we can have 2-3 business days we will have you looking your best.
Having grown up in Atlanta, graduating from Archer High School, I have always loved this city, its people and food. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband, rooting on our Falcons, and getting out and meeting new people.
Fabricare Center has been my home and welcomed me as family for over two decades. I’m happy to be a valued team member bringing smiles to everyone I meet.
SERVICE SPOTLIGHT – Patio Cushions
Mother Nature can really take a toll on your outdoor furniture and patio cushions, in screened-in areas and outside. As spring approaches and the weather warms up, get your outdoor areas ready for guests.
Before you set up your patio cushions for friends and family to enjoy for the season, send them to us for a deep clean. It’ll be like getting all new patio furniture this spring.
We’ll spot clean and remove grease, mildew, and mold spots. We’ll also do an expert assessment of tears and ties that have come loose and need to be resewn. We’ll send your patio cushions back to you looking as good as new!