Skip the Dry Cleaner—Here's How to Clean Bulky, Hard-to-Wash Winter Coats at Home
When was the last time your winter coat got a cleaning? What about your chunky sweaters, scarves, and gloves? You know you need to clean your winter gear, but the potential dry cleaning bill is probably incentive enough to put it off for, oh, several years. The good news is, you absolutely can—and should—wash both bulky and delicate winter clothes at home.
“Many people think they need to utilize professional dry cleaning for down and other fluffy items, but it’s usually fine to wash and dry them,” says Laura Goodman, senior scientist and fabric care expert at Procter & Gamble. Follow Goodman’s top cleaning and care tips for winter gear to save a little money, spare yourself a trip to the dry cleaner’s, and keep your belongings good as new.