Whether we admit it or not, we sometimes take the words “dry clean only” for granted. Most of us take it as a friendly tip rather than a real instruction. In reality, following the clothing tag’s instructions can prevent damage and preserve your clothes for many more years. However, making the decision of whether or not to dry clean isn’t so straightforward.
To make things easier, here’s a list of items that you should always take to the dry cleaners.
1. Anything with embellishments
Embellishments, such as sequins, beads, and metal studs, are hand-stitched to clothes or hang by a thread. Putting them through a wash cycle will easily remove them. To clean embellished clothes without jeopardizing those intricate details, they need to be dry cleaned.
Suits can be washed regularly but sending them to the dry cleaners will preserve their crisp look and add years to their life.
3. Anything with pleating
Clothes with pleating will recede if cleaned by regular washers due to the pressure of washing machines and dryers. By dry cleaning pleated garments, you can preserve your folds and pleats.
4. Dark coloured silks
Dark coloured silks have the tendency to bleed, causing stains to other clothes and surfaces. To avoid this inconvenience, take them to your Gladstone Park dry cleaners. You can also try checking if your silks will stain by wetting a small patch of the silk and blotting it dry with a white paper towel. If it leaves colour on the paper towel, then you know what you’re dealing with.
5. Leather and suede
Clothing made of leather and suede should only be handled by professional dry cleaners. To preserve the quality of your beloved (and probably expensive!) jacket’s life, just leave them to the dry cleaners. This will help avoid cracks and shrivels in the fabric as well as prevent them from shrinking.
Not sure whether to dry clean or not?
When in doubt, it’s always best to visit your Gladstone Park dry cleaners for advice. They will let you know if bringing an item is really necessary. Feel free to visit Gladstone Park dry cleaners at Gladstone Park Shopping Centre for the best dry cleaning and laundry service.