An Easy Green Dry Cleaning Trick

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Next time you drop off clothes at the local dry cleaners (an environmentally friendly one, I hope), bring a garment bag along and ask them to hold the plastic and paper.

I started doing this about six months ago when my dry cleaner began providing simple, black garment bags for purchase. I spent the $5 and also use it to hold all the dirty stuff destined for the cleaners (it works nicely as a laundry bag).

I can’t explain why some of the other customers at my cleaner still opt for plastic wrap. Silly is all I have to say to that. Start this simple habit on your next trip!

Image: wryonedwards

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5 comments

  1. Sarah I · · Reply

    Great idea! Thanks!

  2. Kim, this is a great example of something green to incorporate into your habits that is so simple and easy.

  3. Rachael · · Reply

    Good idea other than the fact that I would not use the same bag for the clean and dirty clothes. That doesn’t make sense. Just bring your dirty clothes in a canvas bag you use for groceries, attaching the clean garment bag to it with a safety pin if you want to be sure it doesn’t get lost.

  4. Ikea has really cool, inexpensive black garment bags which could be used for this purpose. The name for this product at IKEA is SCUBB, price $3.99. They also have a 3-piece set in clear plastic for the bargain price of $2.99. That is called Svajs.

  5. Ikea has really cool, inexpensive black garment bags which could be used for this purpose. The name for this product at IKEA is SCUBB, price $3.99. They also have a 3-piece set in clear plastic for the bargain price of $2.99. That is called Svajs.

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