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Why You Need to Remove Your Clear Dry Cleaning Bag Once You Get Home
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Almost every dry cleaner, including Appearance Plus, provides a lightweight plastic bag as a cover for freshly dry-cleaned or laundered clothing. That bag helps keep the clean clothes dry and stain-free until you get them home. But when you hang the clothes in your closet, should you leave your clothes in the bag to protect them? The answer is NO! The plastic bag is a long-term hazard for your clothes if left on.
What Happens if You Leave the Dry Cleaning Bag On
Leaving freshly cleaned laundry in the flimsy plastic bag can cause yellowing, staining, mildew growth, and weakening of fibers. The yellowing and other changes in color are caused by an antioxidant used in the manufacturing of the plastic bag. When it comes in contact with any moisture and impurities in the air, it forms a yellow pigment that transfers to the fabric.

Dry cleaning implies that there is no moisture present in your freshly cleaned clothes. This is incorrect. The term is used because a solvent is used instead of water to clean. Therefore there IS some moisture involved in the cleaning of garments,  and, almost all of the final pressing of garments involves using steam to remove wrinkles. The plastic bag traps in this moisture and, if left in place for extended periods, can cause mildew growth which is a real threat to the integrity of the fabric fibers.

If you made the mistake of leaving your freshly dry-cleaned clothes in the bag and find problems when you finally get ready to wear the garments, take the garments back to the cleaners and they may be able to reverse the damage. Contact Appearance Plus Cleaners today to schedule pickup of your dry cleaning...and take off the bag when your clean clothes are returned!


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