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is there a have to clean clothes that are dryclean only at home?

it gets pretty expensive with the dry cleaning. my hubbies pants for work are dryclean only. and he keeps spilling darn coffee on men but i saw that the dry cleaners use then steam cleaners for clothing and fabrics and i didnt know if it would be something i should try instead of spending money for the cleaners. they are not that much i looked at walmart. or is there something else i can do to clean them?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:51 AM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • YOu can hand wash them or put them on a gentle cycle in your own washer. Once they are done washing hang them to dry then Iron. They have dryell sheets for dry clean only clothes and wool light as well.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 8:53 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Honestly, the dry cleaners will tell you anything just to keep your business. Heck, most of the stuff they use they have to wear masks for because it's toxic!! I have a lot of dry clean only clothes. I have used the Dry-ell stuff and it works fabulously. The stain remover that comes with it works great on cottons, too!

    A suggestion, get a large tub and hand wash the slacks with Woolite. Let it soak overnight in the tub with the soap. Rinse the next day and wash again. Check for stains. Hang dry in the bathroom. Shout, Tide Pen, Dry-ell stain remover, they all work well on dryclean clothes but do a spot test on the inside of the hem just to be safe.

    You can easily research on the internet how to clean certain fabrics at home. Just do a search.

    Answer by Gypsy98 at 6:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • thank you. i am going to pick up some of the cleaning stuff today and wash a pair of pants to see how it comes out. i have a pair he doesnt fit into anymore so the perfect ginny pig...

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

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