4 Home Dry Cleaning Hacks to Reduce Your Dry Cleaning Bills

    4 Home Dry Cleaning Hacks to Reduce Your  Dry Cleaning Bills
    Tania

    2:47 PM EST, November 15, 2021, updated: 5:57 PM EST, November 16, 2021

    Items of clothing that we can't clean at home we give to a dry cleaner. As it turns out, in some cases we can have a dry cleaner in our own bathroom 😉 .

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    Washing Without Water

    Looking through the labels sewn into the clothes, you may come across a circle symbol. It means that the garment should be dry cleaned. This applies to delicate materials (e.g. silk, leather, wool, fur) on which water does not have a good effect. Often a suit or coat made of synthetic fabrics that has not been cleaned properly can also become deformed. Dry cleaning in the laundry room takes place almost without water (dry cleaning). Instead, special solvents (e.g. hydrocarbons) and detergents are used. They have a very strong effect on fabrics and are able to neutralize even the most resistant stains, as well as remove unpleasant smells. In some cases, you can set up a dry cleaning at home 😉 .

    SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 29:  A worker at Sohn's French Cleaners, which uses eco-friendly chemicals to dry clean clothes, presses shirts January 29, 2007 in San Francisco. The California Air Resources Board announced last week that it has enacted the nation's first statewide ban on the chemical perchloroethylene, a toxic solvent commonly used by dry cleaners. By 2023, dry cleaning machinery using perchloroethylene, also known as "perc", will be banned from use in the state of California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 29: A worker at Sohn's French Cleaners, which uses eco-friendly chemicals to dry clean clothes, presses shirts January 29, 2007 in San Francisco. The California Air Resources Board announced last week that it has enacted the nation's first statewide ban on the chemical perchloroethylene, a toxic solvent commonly used by dry cleaners. By 2023, dry cleaning machinery using perchloroethylene, also known as "perc", will be banned from use in the state of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    #1 With Flour

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    Put potato or wheat flour (about 3.3 lbs) into a bowl. Dip light-colored clothes made of wool into it and rub for about 10 minutes. Then shake the clothes. Do not use water under any circumstances. You can also apply this treatment to real furs made of light-colored hair (in this case, talcum powder will also work well). Do not "wash" dark fabrics in flour, because they will quickly fade.

    #2 Freezing

    Freezing clothes will help remove odors, refresh the item and kill microorganisms. A wool sweater placed in the freezer will stop the itch.

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    #3 Brushing

    You can try cleaning suits and coats yourself (as long as they don't have stubborn stains). They should be aired regularly and brushed (with a natural bristle brush). However, if your coat or suit gets wet from the rain, it should be dried up first.

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    #4 Steaming

    All clothes that should not be washed often or are made of delicate fabrics can be refreshed with a steam cleaner. Steam irons out any creases, removes unpleasant odors (grease, cigarette smoke), refreshes the fibers, and kills germs.

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    Are you using these methods?

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