The other day I had the opportunity to chat with George Kotsiopoulos, co-host of the Fashion Police and ambassador for P&G Fabric Care’s Washable Fashion Initiative. He shared his tips for washing your clothes–even those labeled dry clean only–at home.
“If your invited to a last minute holiday party, you want to be able to throw your clothes in the washing machine–there’s no time for dry cleaning,” he says. “It’s old fashioned, but totally modern to wash your clothes at home.”
For the best results:
- For cashmere or silk, hand wash or use the delicate cycle on cold water.
- When in doubt, don’t put the item in the dryer. Throw a towel down on top of dryer and let the item dry flat or invest in a drying rack. Don’t put it on a hanger, because it can stretch out!
- Do dry clean clothing that needs to maintain its shape, including anything with shoulder pads or foam.
- Wash with a quality product like Tide Pods. The 3-in-1, single unit doses , which contain cleaners, stain fighters and brighteners, work in any machine. (They’re also the only laundry detergent I use!)