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Clean Silk Garments By Hand To Avoid The Dry Cleaners

Jun 17, 2013 | Updated Aug 17, 2013

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.

As you move from room to room, you'll discover how to affordably clean your home using all-natural, homemade cleaners; get rid of any kind of stain on the planet; organize like a whiz; keep your car at its best; and perform simple household repairs. We are republishing a fabulous tip from the book about how to clean silk garments.

If a clothing label of a silk garment doesn't specify dry-cleaning only, you can wash it by hand. Silk should be hand-washed using cool water with mild liquid soap. Always air dry silk -- never place it on the dryer, even on cool -- and iron it from the "wrong" side of the fabric.

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