Top positive review
Great for cleaning vintage garments!
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2020
I wear a lot of vintage from the 40’s and 50’s, and if you know anything about that stuff you know that you end up dry cleaning a bunch of garments because hand washing them will ruin the fabric, shape or color.
Not to say that I haven’t come up with some pretty creative ways to hand wash and not ruin, but with these at home dry cleaning sheets there is none of the fear of damage that comes with that questionable ingenuity.
In an attempt to cut down on my insane dry cleaning bill and use less time consuming ingenuity, I bought these at the suggestion of a fellow vintage wearing girlfriend.
They are so awesome!
It only takes 20 minutes in the dryer at medium heat with up to five garments similar in color for this stuff to work and it’s magic.
If there is staining it may take a bit of pre blotting with the cloth to remove it, so far I have experienced no additional staining or color bleeding when using the cloth per the directions on the packet.
I have only pre blotted minor stains thus far and one mohair sweater that had horrible deodorant stains left from the previous owner * they came out mostly * but I’m not too sure how this works on things that are heavily stained.
The BEST thing for me about these dryer sheets are that they get rid of the vintage smell that can linger on clothing even after years of careful hand washing!
I have a sensitive nose and that granny’s closet smell is not my favorite so it’s kind of cool to have found a product that definitively gets rid of that odor.
I will say you probably don’t want to use this on any vintage that is heavily beaded or rhinestoned because you are putting the item inside a device that is gonna bang it around and I mean... physics.🤷🏽♀️
Something is going to fall out, I wouldn’t risk it, I’d take those treasures to your trusted dry cleaner.
Although... if I’m honest I will say I’ve done a few things with rhinestone buttons.
I just wrap a cotton face pad around the buttons and secure with a rubber band or string.
So far that’s worked well for me and I have yet to lose a rhinestone, but I know Im taking a risk.
Also I maaaybe tried one 60’s sweater with a small mink collar which you are NOT supposed to do ( I put it in a bra washing bag when I dry cleaned it) and it came out perfect but it’s not something I recommend. I just got the sweater cheap so I was willing to roll the dice.
I wouldn’t use this on anything too fabulous.
It also worked on my husband’s non vintage winter coat and a few of his wool and corduroy vintage sweaters.
It works super well on wool *no shrinkage!*and gabardine!
I definitely recommend this product, I’ve already sent this link to all my vintage wearing girlfriends because I think it is so great, and I am buying like, 5 more boxes.🤓