Because the costs of dry cleaning have been in the news recently, I’m going to do a PSA post about how to not spend a zillion dollars getting your clothes clean. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
1. Buy machine-washable clothes. Clothes that say “Dry Clean Only” cannot be dry-cleaned, but many are labeled as “Dry Clean.” The difference is that the latter can be run through the wash. Some silk/cotton blends, polyester blends, and other fabrics can be safely laundered for years.
2. Dryel. I don’t recommend it for 100% silk, but it does wonders for unstained wools and wool blends.
3. If one dry cleaner overcharges you, find a different one.
Noticeably missing from that list: getting the President of the United States to take time away from focusing on a $17 trillion deficit, potential war with Russia, and a broken health care overhaul, for the sole purpose of focusing on your inability to run your own life.