I've got a dress that is hand-wash only & I'm looking for a local place to take it to. Any leads? My biggest fear is taking somewhere & having them disregard the care label.
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Dry Cleaner or Laundry for Hand wash?
I swear by bridge cleaners downtown on Livingston. I have used them for everything from tailoring to preserving my wedding dress.
Now the inevitable question - why not hand wash it yourself with some woolite?
Stacey, thanks for the tip! I'll have to try them.
And, as you may have guessed, I haven't done it myself because I'm lazy, plus I'm afraid if I do it wrong, it'll just be full of wrinkles, replacing one wardrobe problem with another.
If that's the case, you may want to wash it yourself, hang dry and then just take it to any cleaners to be pressed. That will be much cheaper.
Believe me I understand the lazy part
It's not so bad if you do like homeowner said
Another tip is if you have an iron with a steam button you can hold it close to the hanging garment and steam the wrinkles out.
For mild wrinkles I hang the garment up in the shower, close the door and take a long, steamy shower.
Better to handwash with Woolite - cold water and just a teaspoon of Woolite. If you have it dry cleaned, you're committed to do that forever because, once it's dry cleaned you can't handwash after that, because it will shrink. Speaking from experience.