How to Wash a Dry-Clean-Only Garment

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Washing a dry-clean-only garment can be done using a product called Dryel, which is used in the dryer, or by hand washing the garment in a basin of mildly hot water. Wash a dry-clean-only garment at home with advice from an experienced mother in this free video on laundry.

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Hi I'm Erica and we are in Salt Lake City Utah and I'm going to show you how to wash a dry clean only garment. What you are going to need to do is you are going to have to go by a dryel from a department store and it is a a part that you use in the dryer to help clean your dry clean only garments and then you just follow the directions on there and it will tell you exactly what you have to do with that or you can hand wash your garments and hand washing it probably wouldn't be the best thing but if you could get it dry cleaned that would be the optimal choice but if you can't get to the store, you can't have it dry cleaned then you can hand wash it. How you hand wash it is you can fill a basin with mildly hot water. You put your garment inside and swish it around a little bit, press where it has dirt to make sure that you loosely bring all the dirt up and loosely get it out and then you can put a little bit of detergent in it and kind of swish it around and then after you do that then you will have to take your garment out and pat it dry, do not wring it and then make sure that you don't wring it or it will ruin your garment. After that you can lay it on a towel and then lay the garment in between two towels and press the top towel into the garment to help get excess water out of the garment.


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