What Are Three Ways to Clean a Dry Clean Only Garment at Home?


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Dry-clean-only garments can be cleaned at home by using a dry cleaning kit with clothes and a damp pad in the dryer only, hand washing delicates and laying them out to dry, and by using a portable steamer. Spot cleaners may also help to remove stains.

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Heat-steaming a garment at home freshens the clothes and removes many spots and stains; however, oil-based stains and body oil may not come free from the garment easily when cleaning at home, and professional dry cleaning may be necessary. Many garments are marked dry clean only because the manufacturer can only list one form of cleaning on the tag.

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