How to Dry-Clean at Home

We have all dealt with the hassle of lugging a set of clothes to and from the dry cleaner. Which is why you may be pleased to find out that many of your dry-clean-only clothes can easily be freshened up without leaving the house. Washing those special garments by yourself is easier than you think — so start saving some time and money by learning how to dry-clean clothes at home.

Which garments can be dry-cleaned at home?

DIY dry-cleaning isn’t recommended for every garment. Items whose colors might bleed, are made of delicate fabrics — such as suede, leather, rayon, taffeta or fur — or anything with oil-based stains should be taken care of by a professional dry cleaner.

Instead, focus your home dry-cleaning efforts on clothing made of wool, silk, cotton, linen and durable polyester. When in doubt, always read the tag. The tag will provide valuable … Read more