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Old April 27 2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I was with a friend this week as she dropped some clothes off at the dry-cleaners. I tried to think of the last time I had something drycleaned. it would have been many years ago and most likely was a winter coat.

What about you?
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Old April 27 2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I never had that done
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Old April 27 2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I am not convinced dry cleaning actually does anything.

Anybody got proof either way ?
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Old April 27 2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Last Christmas. I think it's the only time of year I send my two good blouses out to be dry cleaned.
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Old April 27 2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Last week, I dropped off my winter overcoats, a couple of suits and a blazer or two.
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Old April 27 2013, 11:08 PM   #6
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I have winter coats and sweaters that are dry-clean only, and window drapes that are dry-clean only. I've hand washed all of them in the wettest water I could find and they're all fine.
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Old April 27 2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

^As opposed to dry water, eh?

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I am not convinced dry cleaning actually does anything.

Anybody got proof either way ?
Of course. I've had stains removed plenty of times. I also had a visibly-mildewed sweater dry-cleaned, and it came out perfectly. No more white stuff, no more mildew odor.

And to answer the original question: last week.
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Old April 27 2013, 11:27 PM   #8
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

When I was working in an office environment where men were expected to wear pressed button down shirts, I sent mine out for dry cleaning all the time. Some cleaners are better than others (with one my shirts wouldn't last more than a few rounds, but with the last one I used the shirts seemed to last longer than normal). My tip is to be sure to always wear undershirts, even in the hotter months--that helps extend their lifespan.

With suits, if you wear good quality undergarments and have lined pants, you can go quite a while without dry cleaning them... also depending upon how much you perspire during the day (obviously summer months aren't friendly to suits, especially the pants).
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Old April 27 2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Last week. Took a suit in. I do have my dress shirts laundered weekly, with a light starch.
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Old April 27 2013, 11:58 PM   #10
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

1994.
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Old April 28 2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

It was definitely sometime before I had kids (which puts it at least 24 years ago). "Dry-clean only" and little ones don't mix.
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Old April 28 2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

I guess I never have. I remember going with my mom to drop off and pick up the dry cleaning about once a month or so, but it was only for my dad's uniforms (police officer). But at some point they either stopped caring, made more durable uniforms, or had a better washing machine because after I was about 12 or so I don't remember them using a dry cleaner anymore.

I liked our local dry cleaner because kids got free lollipops!

As for my own clothes, I don't really own anything that fancy. I usually wear nice sweaters and some slacks to work, but they are all machine washable. There are a select few items that I used to hand wash, but it was too much work for items that I don't really care about replacing that much, so now I just throw everything in the washing machine and dryer. I own a couple of dresses that I've worn once, but they haven't needed washing yet.
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Old April 28 2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

Whenever I go to Vegas. I usually get everything comped at the hotel, so I figure why not get some free dry cleaning done. Besides, the only dry cleaning business near me closed shop years ago.
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Old April 28 2013, 05:06 PM   #14
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

My dad's pants a few months ago.
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Old April 28 2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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Re: Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

The only things I have that need to be dry-cleaned are couple of jackets and a few pairs of dress slacks, which I only wear to job interviews, court appearances, weddings and funerals. The last time I had any of them cleaned was years ago.

(To be honest, I've never attended a funeral.)

BTW, trying to save a few bucks on dry cleaning by washing clothes at home with gasoline is extremely dangerous! (Really, did people actually do that?)

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