Do you have your clothes dry cleaned?

United States
October 29, 2008 1:19pm CST
You know the weird smell on your clothes when you bring them back from the dry cleaners? It's not just an annoyance - it's actually not good for you. The EPA has classified perc (Perchloroethylene) - the solvent most commonly used in traditional dry cleaning - as a groundwater contaminant and a potential human health hazard. So, use a non-toxic alternative instead (see options below). The Benefits Better for your clothes: eco-friendly processes don't use heat, so your colors don't fade and your clothes last longer. Better for the environment: Perc is estimated to have contaminated one out of every ten public drinking water wells in California, creating a need for an estimated three billion dollar state cleanup. Get rid of that nasty "dry-cleaning smell" forever. http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/take-em-to-the-ecocleaners
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• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Oh thanks for letting us know..We used to use the dry cleaners but now we just hang the clothes out in the sun to dry. It smells much fresher and cleaner if just hanged out dry.
• United States
30 Oct 08
Thats so good, because there are just too many chemicals in our world...and we dont need more chemicals putting more bad things in our systems. Sun dried clothes always smell very fresh.
@Zelmarq (11509)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Oct 08
We dont have dry cleaners, we only have it sun dried.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Sun dried is the best anyway. Its natural. We need all the natural things we can get. I used to love to dry my things in the sun.I cannot do that now. It is not allowed here.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I don't remember when I use dry cleaner last time. I need to clean my winter coat and I will use organic cleaner close to my house. Other than this, my washer is big and I choose washable clothes most of the time.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
I do too. Its too exspensive to dry clean and I like simple wash and wear too.
• United States
30 Oct 08
When I used to work outside my home, I would use Dryel and dry clean my clothes in my dryer. It was way cheaper and easier to do as well. I think once this product was on the market, I began using it.
• United States
30 Oct 08
The dryel is great. I liked it. I used it for work clothes also.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I guess it is a good thing I never did dry clean much.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
I am worried that some of those chemicals can soak into your skin. That could be really bad on a regular basis. I am not dry cleaning anything either.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I really stopped using dry cleaners when the prices became too expensive. I usually buy things that do not require dry cleaning. I have also hand washed items of clothing that had dry clean only on them and the garments came out just fine. Yes, the smell can be rather annoying, especially on clothes that are supposed to be clean.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
I agrre with you. Its just gotten so exspensive, that its no longer soemthing good for the budget and also the chemicals, that we dont need more of.