Believe it or not, I still have a few clothes — mostly sweaters and a few dresses — from before I had kids that need to be dry-cleaned. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why you might not want to hurry to the dry-cleaner’s every week. Obviously, the cost every week can make a dent in the budget, but the most distressing reason you might want to avoid the dry-cleaner’s is that some of the chemicals used are harmful to your health — even carcinogenic.
- An old, but clean pillowcase
- piece of string or twine
- cotton cloth (like the "unpaper" towels I use here)
- scented essential oils -- lavender or orange work well
- Mix 2 tbsp vinegar with about 5 drops of your essential oil
- Saturate the cotton cloth with this mixture
- Place the wet cloth into the pillowcase with the item to be cleaned
- Tie it closed with your string
- Throw the whole thing in the dryer on medium heat for 20-30 minutes, OR, weather permitting, hang the bag outside on a warm, sunny day
*Note: Do not use this on extremely delicate fabrics like silk. I do this primarily for sweaters and pants.Pin It This post may contain affiliate links, which help support this site.