Do you send clothes or other items to the dry cleaners?

@Anne18 (11036)
November 29, 2012 3:52pm CST
We don't very often send clothes to the dry cleaners, I sent a coat to be dry cleaned a couple of years ago as it couldn't go in the washing machine. It is still hanging in the wardrobe in its wrapper. Last year I was "trying" to be so green and frugal so I sent my quilts to be dry cleaned.... never again, next year I shall send them to the thift shop and buy new ones. Why? I think I hear you all asking me! (LOL) Because it would have been cheaper to go and buy new quilts as it actually cost more money to get them dry cleaned. You would have thought it would have been cheaper. They were too big to put in the washing machine. So my question is..... Do you send clothes or any other items to the dry cleaners?
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@GardenGerty (91168)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Nov 12
No,if I cannot wash it it does not come to my house. Maybe some coats but not the type that I wear a lot and get dirty. As for your quilts, get some sheets and sew up duvet covers for them. Just take the covers off and wash them. Saves wear and tear on the quilts and gives you a fresh look in your decor.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
I won't buy normal everyday clothes that need dry cleaning. I just dry clean stuff that you can't wash at home
@BarBaraPrz (17569)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Nov 12
I don't think I've had anything dry-cleaned in decades. I took my comforter to the laundromat and washed it in one of their extra large capacity washers. Much cheaper and no chemical smell afterwards.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
What's a comforter in English please
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@BarBaraPrz (17569)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Dec 12
Duvet, featherbed, quilt, stuffed blanket... take your pick.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Nov 12
I can not ever remember spending the miney to send clothing out to be dry cleaned. i guess i was lucky enough to have clothin that did not need the use of dry cleaning. i took care of them myself.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thank you
• United States
30 Nov 12
Yes. I take my husband's uniforms into the cleaners. I HATE ironing!Part of his uniforms are cargo pants and I REALLY REALLY hate ironing them! Then I take my uniform pants in so I don't have to iron them. I don't mind paying the money for someone else to do all the ironing for me. :)
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
I quite like ironing, I just aren't very good at ironing even after all these years of ironing
@besweet (7340)
• Greece
30 Nov 12
I send inly my good coats that can't be machine or hand washed. A few weeks ago I was eating a sandwitch wearing one of those coats that was freshly dry cleaned for the new season, and a big drop of sauce dripped on it. It has a big stain now and I have to get it to the dry cleaning store again but as you said it's expensive! I wash the quilts and small rugs in the bathtub. I fill it with water and washing liquid and leave them inside to get soaked. Then I wash them with new water again etc, until they are clean. The good with dry cleaning is that they store the rugs for the summer but I am trying to save and I keep them stored at home.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thanks for sharing with us
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
We rarely have our clothing dry-cleaned. It's a big bite on our budget if we do that. The only times we do so is when we need to have our formal clothing cleaned and pressed. It's not easy doing that ourselves. Besides, it's not that often that we attend formal gatherings. Plus one of our formal attires is clothing, the Barong Tagalog, is made from pineapple fibers. It's a delicate fabric which is cumbersome to iron, too.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
It can be costly thats why I only get the quilts cleaned once a year
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
29 Nov 12
I don't really send any clothes to the dry cleaner. I try to wash every clothing item of mine in the washing machine... I would really feel bad about wasting that much money. Fortunately, I've never had any problems with washing my stuff in the machine, even the bigger, thicker bedsheets.
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@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
I only send big things that say dry clean or won't fit in my machine. I don't buy everyday clothes that need dry cleaning, waste of money
@Asylum (47321)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 12
I have not used a dry cleaning establishment for decades now. This used to be a regular practice when I was younger and I took coats and trousers to a dry cleaner's quite often, but I honestly remember the last time that I did so.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thanks for your answer
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
9 Dec 12
You know? I've never wanted to spend that kind of money on clothes, but one time I bought a do-it-yourself dry cleaning kit and took a whole bunch of stuff (mostly a friend's clothes) to the laundromat and did them there. More recently I bought a kit to do dry cleaning at home in my own machine which I bought "just in case" and because it was on sale, but I haven't used it. Basically, when shopping for an item, if it says dry clean only, I don't buy the item.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
I don't buy clothes that need dry cleaning either
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
6 Dec 12
Woollen coats and such like I usually send but not so often. I usually hang them to air, brush them all over then check for spills or odours. I don't send things unless I have to. The dry cleaner's is 4 hours away from here.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thank you for sharing
• United States
1 Dec 12
My mom has taught me how to do things for myself. I usually try to wash the clothes that are supposed to be dry cleaned on the gentle cycle and let them air dry. I only take items that really need to be dried to the dry cleaners.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thank you for sharing
@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
30 Nov 12
NO I don't send clothes to be cleaned at all. My parents bring certain things all of the time.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thanks for sharing
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
30 Nov 12
The last thing that I sent was a slip cover when I came home and it was returned shrunk. Not good. And this was the first time I had used a dry cleaners in years and yes, it was horriby expensive I actually do not buy clothes that need dry cleaning at all. Just not doing it as living in a hotclimate means frequent daily changes of clothes so I just could not afford the expense.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
That was bad luck, hope you told them off
@Badkid (235)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Nope,I dont send my clothes to the dry cleaners..I do it by my self.we should not be lazy doing it.its our own clothes.we should do it by ourselves.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Some clothes you can't do in the normal washing machine and need ot be dry cleaned, its not being lazy
• Japan
30 Nov 12
We just did earlier today. We do every week specially office clothes like suite and slacks??
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Thanks for sharing
• China
30 Nov 12
I only send my suit to the dry cleaners because if I put my suit into washing machine then I suit will become wrinkling.And for my other clothes I just put them into my washing machine directly because the charge of dry cleaners is very expensive.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
Yes washing suits in the normal washing machine isn't good, dry cleaning is the best
• Canada
30 Nov 12
The last time we sent something to the dry-cleaner was last winter, when my husband got something on his long wool coat. It was worthit to send it there. Also, our dry cleaner is just up the street from where we live, so it was within walking distance for him. There's also a laundromat there, if someone doesn't have a washing machine at home.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Dec 12
We normally send thw quilts in the summer when the children just want a sheet on the bed.