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How To Clean Suede, Silk And Other Clothing Fabrics At Home (VIDEO)

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Shopping for clothes when there isn't a sale can be pretty expensive, but factor in a dry cleaning bill and your bank account can take a serious hit.

It seems as though we've been taught to wince at the thought of hand-washing silk or removing suede stains ourselves, but the reality is, most fabrics can be cleaned right at home. Not only does a little home washing cut down on expenses, but it also takes the stress out of buying hard-to-clean fabrics.

Did you know that some types of chiffon can be tossed in a washing machine? Or that cashmere should never be hung to dry on a hanger? Watch the video above to find out which fabric you should never clean at home and just how far a little cornstarch can go.

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