Pressing. Steam is optional. Gets rid of wrinkles.
Solvent chemical cleaning process instead of water, organic options, dry cleaners specialize in table linens, upholstery, bedding, vintage fabrics, leather, suits, suede, specialty fabrics, high end designer fashion, feathers, fabric restoration, stain removing, great for fabrics that shrink when wet, gets rid of body odors in clothes
Steams out wrinkles with heat
Great for delicate clothes. Hang or lie flat.
Machine washing. Your normal washer then dryer cycles with many setting options for time/delicacy/press/heat levels/spin/rinse/sizing options.
Fill up sink with hot water, pour in gentle detergent, soak clothes, knead the clothes in the water and lightly twist, drain sink, rinse clothes till the water runs clear (no more bubbles). Then hang dry, lay dry or dry on low heat.
When to Iron, Dry Clean, Air Dry, Wet Wash, Hand Wash or Steam
Wet wash on warm setting, dry on low temp, iron warm
Hand wash in hot water, hang dry
Hand wash, dry flat. If you have to wet wash it then put garment in a mesh bag before putting it in machine
Hand wash in cold water, air dry by lying garment flat.
Dry Clean. Hand wash, hang dry, dont steamCOTTON: Wet wash, iron high heat, steam on warm heat, optional to starch shirt for stiff effect
Wet wash inside out on cold setting, hang dry
Hand wash in warm water, dry flat
Go to professional furrier once every 2-4 years. dont steam
Hand wash, steam low heat
Hand wash or wet wash on cold setting and dry flat
Wet wash, iron warm heat, steam hot heat
Wet wash delicate, dry low temp, iron warm heat
Wet wash, dry low temp, iron low heat
Steam on medium heat, iron on medium if pleats are all in same direction. Start where pleats begin and work your way down
Wet wash, dry low temp, iron low heat, steam low heat, optional to starch shirt for stiff effect
Dry clean, do not iron
Dry clean or hand wash in cold water, steam on cool setting
Wet wash delicate cycle, no hot water, hang dry or hand wash but dont twist garment, iron low heat, do not steam
Pre-washed silk is wet wash-able. Read label. Dry clean or hand wash.
Wet wash warm setting, dry low temp or hang dry, steam low heat
Hand wash or dry clean, no steam or iron
Dry clean, steam, iron on low heat, steam medium heat
Wet wash warm, dry flat or low temp in dryer
Hand wash and hang dryVELVET: Dry Clean or hand dry, low steam
Dry clean or hand dry cold water, dry flat
Hang on padded hangers or fold. Steam them on medium heat, dry clean
--Separate your dirty laundry in 3 piles: Durable Whites, Durable Colors/Darks and NonDurable Delicates.
--Carbonation in seltzer water actually spreads out a stain, next time you spill on your clothes bring it to a dry cleaner. Don't pre-treat it at home!
--Garment steamers come with many different settings/attachments on them. Steam most of your clothes before you run out the door for a polished look!
--How to remove body odor from clothes: soak clothes in vinegar
--How to stop clothing colors from bleeding into each other: use vinegar or a color catcher