Save £££'s on dry cleaning!

Mozilla_2
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As this forum has saved me loads, I thought I would chip in and and pass on a tip of my own.

I used to pay £6.00 for each suit I dry cleaned and £2.00 per tie until I found that a local laundrette had a dry cleaning machine. I now do my own dry cleaning.

Three suits and eight ties only costs me £8.00 now!! A saving of £24.00 each time!!

The only down side is that I have to iron them myself, but most of the time the creases just drop out if you hang it while it still hot.

Check your local laundrette to see if you have a dry cleaning machine. You will save hundreds!
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  • Glad
    Glad Forumite, Senior Ambassador Posts: 18,851
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    most local launderettes will usually do the drycleaning for you, mine does and I get it back creaseless and in a polythene cover, they charge a couple of pounds on top of the price,
    still loads cheaper than the big dry cleaning firms
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  • 16011996
    16011996 Forumite Posts: 8,313
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    mine have one, but wouldn't know what to do with it? is it hard?
  • Chris25
    Chris25 Forumite Posts: 12,918
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    What about that stuff you can get for domestic dryers. Is that any good?
  • Mozilla_2
    Mozilla_2 Forumite Posts: 58 Forumite
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    It's not difficult at all!

    All you do is throw your clothes in the drum and put your money in...Just like a washing machine in the laundrette.

    I've saved a packet doing this.
  • 16011996
    16011996 Forumite Posts: 8,313
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    right, going to give it a bash this saturday, will let you know how i get on. thanks.
  • Murtle
    Murtle Forumite Posts: 4,154
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    what do you put in it to clean it?? :-[
  • halloweenqueen_2
    halloweenqueen_2 Forumite Posts: 3,312 Forumite
    I tried those sheets you buy to dry clean at home, they were Ok, but not much like the real thing, it might be me though cos when I used those bounce sheets for the tumbly I found I got grease marks from them on the clothes.
  • 16011996
    16011996 Forumite Posts: 8,313
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    went on saturday, it was broke, so did it with the steam cleaner, worked a treat.
  • halloweenqueen_2
    halloweenqueen_2 Forumite Posts: 3,312 Forumite
    I've got one of those sort of kettle sized steam cleaners - is that any good for 'dry' cleaning? ???
  • 16011996
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    is it the penguin one?? ;D yeah, thats fine, just steam gently and wipe with kitchen roof any spots off.
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