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!)