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11/03/2013 09:50 am ET

Save Over $2000 A Year By Learning How To Dry Clean At Home

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In 2008, Kash Shaikh, a manager of communications for the North American fabric care unit of Procter & Gamble, shocked us with the news that “Women spend $1,500 a year on dry cleaning, and 65 percent of those clothes are actually machine washable.” Imagine what that statistic looks like today, five years and a ton of inflation later. Actually, you don’t have to guess—the exact figure is $2,155, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s time to be savvier about dry cleaning, and learn what and how to dry clean at home.

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