Dry Cleaning Alternative: DIY Clothes Cleaning at Home

Dry Cleaning Alternative: DIY Clothes Cleaning at Home

Abby Stone
Jul 6, 2010

One thing we've learned in our ongoing battle with the moths in our home is that our winter clothes have got to be fresh and clean before we pack them away for the summer. With that objective in mind, we stopped at the dry cleaner this morning to drop off a load of sweaters. When we were quoted a price that could foot the bill for a weekend away this summer, we decided to scour the internet for instructions on how to do it ourselves. Here's what we found…

The Laundresses, Lindsey Wieber Boyd and Gwen Whiting, have posted a number of instructional videos on how to clean your clothes yourself, a task which will leave them cleaner, softer and without that weird dry cleaning odor that can sometimes linger.

And, if you're as laundry obsessive as we are, you might want to check out their blog, where they post tips on everything laundry, from how to iron a shirt properly to how to clean those antique linen pillowcases you picked up at the flea market. Both the videos and the blog are clearly geared to promoting their own line of laundry products but, having used their Delicate Wash for a while now, we have to say that they know what they're talking about.

Image: The Laundress

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