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Dry Cleaning Care Tips

Regular dry cleaning of clothes and other household fabrics and upholstery is important to get rid of dirt, dust and other bacteria that may be harbouring. Dry cleaning clothes regularly can also help protect help them from m0ths which love dirty clothing, however there are some items that may need cleaning more regularly than others! The chemicals used in the Dry Cleaning process will help deter adult moths from laying their larvae.

How Often to Dry Clean Clothes

Understanding how often you should be dry cleaning your clothes can help protect your bank balance and increase the lifespan of your clothes. It’s important to note that too much (yes too much) dry cleaning can actually decrease the life span of your clothes due to the chemicals used in the process.

Whilst there may be occasions where your clothes or items get more dirty or stained than usual this guidance can be followed as a general rule of thumb.

  • Shirts: Every 2nd or 3rd wear. A dry cleaning shirt service is better than cleaning at home because you will get the benefit of beautifully hand finished shirts that are pressed to perfection!
  • Bed & Table Linen: Every 6 months. It can be hard to clean these sorts of items properly at home due to the size of them. A dry cleaners  who offer a bed and table linen service can ensure your items are as fresh and clean as can be.
  • Suit Coats, everyday work wear, skirts and pants: Every 3 wears
  • Curtains: Annually
  • Blouses & Evening Wear: Every 1 or 2 wears
  • Outdoor Jackets or Coats: This may include wax jackets, suede or leather jackets or rain coats. We recommend every season or as required if they have been affected by the weather!

Other Dry Cleaning Care Tips

  • Store your clothes out of season in cloth bags, and use moth repellent in your wardrobe or drawers.
  • Always unwrap your clothes from the dry cleaners polyrobe before storing them, to help prevent condensation accumulating.
  • Store your clothes in a dark place; UV rays damage fabric dyes.
  • Try not to keep too many garments in your cupboards, this will help protect from them creasing and enable them to breathe.
  • Rotating clothes between seasons helps prevent clothes from creasing, and allows you the opportunity of cleaning them at the end of each season.
  • Accumulation of dirt and grit in the fabric of clothes causes a lot of wear and tear. Regular brushing will do much to prolong the life of your clothes.
  • Empty pockets before you put your clothes away, and hang on a solid and shaped hanger. This will help protect the shape of the garment from distortion.

See Also:Laundry Care Tips  Wedding Dress Care Tips