Want to Get That Dry Clean Finish at Home? Know These Smart Steps

Staining your expensive clothes means sending them for a dry clean. Don’t worry, read on to find out how to achieve the dry clean finish on your stained designer outfit at home.

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Taking your expensive clothes to the dry cleaners is a hassle. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can be very expensive too! Worry not, with these tips you can achieve the dry clean finish right at home. In this process, you’ll need a dry cleaning bag.

Let’s get started.

Test the mild detergent you’re about to use on a hidden part of the garment first.

Step 1:

Begin by doing some spot treatment. On the stained part of your garment, simply pour some cool water and apply a pea-sized amount of mild detergent directly to it. Then gently dab it. Let the detergent penetrate into the fibre and work on the stain.

Step 2:

Now, turn the garment inside out, place it in a mesh bag and load it into your washing machine. Wash it on a cold setting.

Step 3:

After the wash, immediately take out the garment from the washing machine and lay it on a clean towel. Roll up the towel and gently press it to get rid of excess water.

Step 4:

Unroll the towel and shift the garment onto another dry towel and let it dry naturally in a well-ventilated area.

We know how worrisome it seems when you find a tiny ‘dry clean only’ tag on your favourite piece of clothing. However, our suggestion is to never simply toss your ‘dry clean only’ clothes into the washing machine as it can only lead to irreversible damage such as shrinkage, fading of colour and so on.

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