How To Clean Stains And Save On Dry Cleaning Bills
Stains are the most annoying things ever! Not only do they ruin your day, but they can also ruin your clothes if not treated properly. Plus, they put a dent in your wallet with the high dry cleaning bills later on! Taking care of stains the right way will not only save your clothes, but also save you money in the long run. Truth be told, you really don’t want to clean your more expensive, tailored pieces too much. Many run straight to their local dry cleaners the moment they get a stain on their favorite pant,suit or blazer when that’s not entirely necessary.
To effectively clean stains from your favorite dry-cleaning pieces (dress pants, blazers, skirts and other professional clothing items) get another piece of the outfit and rub it on the stain, so that it’s cloth rubbing against cloth. Give it a rigorous rub for a minute or two (don’t worry, it won’t hurt the garment), rubbing up and down. This will work the majority of the time. But if it doesn’t keep a pack of baby wipes with you and use that. They’re gentle and won’t hurt the garment and will get rid of the stain so that you don’t have to head to the dry cleaners right away.
If you have a shirt that needs to be treated immediately, take a damp cloth and add just a bit of detergent then gently dab the area that need to be cared for. Just make sure that you are not soaking the entire garment. The key to fighting stains on any garment is to act fast! Catching the stain before it sets means you won’t need a professional’s help to remove it.