Last time you had something dry-cleaned?

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  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    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?
     
  2. Finn

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    I never had that done :lol:
     
  3. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I am not convinced dry cleaning actually does anything.

    Anybody got proof either way ?
     
  4. auntiehill

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    Last Christmas. I think it's the only time of year I send my two good blouses out to be dry cleaned.
     
  5. JoeZhang

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    Last week, I dropped off my winter overcoats, a couple of suits and a blazer or two.
     
  6. Third Nacelle

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    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.
     
  7. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^As opposed to dry water, eh? ;)

    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.
     
  8. Gary7

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    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).
     
  9. the 4th hanson bro

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    Last week. Took a suit in. I do have my dress shirts laundered weekly, with a light starch.
     
  10. Coloratura

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  11. Avalon

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    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. :D
     
  12. Spot's Meow

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    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.
     
  13. Pegaritaville

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    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.
     
  14. Peach Wookiee

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    My dad's pants a few months ago.
     
  15. scotpens

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    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?)

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59HkjNDaMNE[/yt]
     
  16. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    There probably were people just that stupid.

    Man, that thing has as many explosions as a Michael Bay movie...
     
  17. Kestra

    Kestra Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Probably less than a year ago, I took all of my husband's shirts and suits in for a cleaning. It was actually not that expensive. I don't take my clothes in for dry cleaning, only Indian outfits occasionally.
     
  18. iguana_tonante

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    Last October I think. I had my summer suits and jackets dry-cleaned before putting them away for the winter. I haven't dry-cleaned my winter suits and blazers yet, the weather is still crazy.

    Sometimes I think about dry-cleaning my shirts, but then the hassle of taking them out and picking them up later seems to be more than just washing and ironing them myself.
     
  19. Melakon

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    I don't own any dry clean items anymore.

    Though I read somewhere, long ago, that it makes velour Starfleet uniforms shrink.
     
  20. Relayer1

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    Summer suits ? Winter suits ? Blazers ?

    I don't understand - when are an Iron Maiden T-shirt and jeans not acceptable ? ;)

    I actually do own a suit - I've worn it to work once to surprise them, to one wedding (I was best man) and to three funerals, none of which were mine...