Dry Cleaners

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  1. Ms. I

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    How much is the avg dry cleaners in your area?

    I try not to have to go that much. I could not go for mos, but then, that's if I'm not wearing 25-35% of my wardrobe. The cleaners around here can be from $3.50 - $4.75 a piece, which I refuse to pay! My usual one closed up & they were $1.75/pc & did a good enough job! :mad: Fortunately, after calling around, I found a place that's $1.85, so it looks like that will be my new regular place.

    The times I do go, I can easily put in 20-30 pcs @ a time.
     
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    I rarely, if ever, get things dry-cleaned. I have maybe one suit I wear for extremely special occasions, but all of my clothes can be washed at home.
     
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    I use Dryel for many things! I try to buy washable!1.85 is not bad. I think small things are around $5 here-very little competition!!
     
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    I've never used dry cleaners- too weary of the chemicals. When I buy clothes I always look to see if it has to be dry cleaned. If so, I pass.

    I did accidentally buy a skirt that needed to be dry cleaned (the lining on the inside was a weird material that required dry cleaning). I did some researched online and found that if you hand wash in cold water, it'll be find. So, that's what I did and it turned out fine. Since then, I've owned a couple more dry cleaned only clothes and just hand wash them in cold water. Never had a problem! :) I hate hand washing though, so I just pass now on any dry clean only clothes.
     
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    I've never been.
     
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    A whole lot of things that say "dry clean only" can actually be washed. I wash lots of things. I use Dryel on some of the other things.

    I just paid $12.50 to have my full-length wool coat cleaned.
     
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    I don't know the actual breakdown, since we normally drop off 3 or more suits at a time.

    My guess would be an average of about $3.50 per piece.

    I would imagine it's a lot cheaper for shirts, but I do them myself.
     
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    I dry clean a lot of my clothes because they need to, and because I don't want them to look old. My cashmere, silk, and wool stuff obviously needs to be dry clean. However, I also dry clean my skirts, polo shirts, and jeans because I dont want them to fade. I paid a lot of money to have jeans to have a certain wash, and look; but if you wash them in the washer, the wash color will fade. Since I go a lot, I usually get discounts on my stuff so that helps. Probably $30 a month dry cleaning stuff.
     

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