A hobo's way of removing wrinkles...
2 semi wet warm towels with what ever you need to be wrinkle free laid between.
Place that under your mattress. Make sure you pull the garmet as straight as you can and leave it there for a few hours.
When I say semi wet, I mean probably no more wet then after drying some washed hands twice..
That Dryel stuff looks interesting - I'd never heard of it. (Thanks, Boomer, McKenzie, Sozobe!)
Since the wool clothes don't need cleaning, I'm wondering if putting them in the dryer in a bag with a somewhat wet cloth would do the same... or, maybe without the bag...
<stares at the velvet jacket>
Do they have dryel in grocery stores, or is it only an online product?
I haven't bought any Dryel in a while, but when I did it was easy to find at grocery stores, by the regular detergent and stuff.
Copied from the website, Dryel's available at:
Demoulas Super Markets
Wow. (and thanks!)
what is the bag made of?
Plastic. Fairly heavy-duty, reusable. (When I was using it once or twice a week it'd last months...)
Have you asked your drycleaner about rates for "pressing" as opposed to "cleaning and pressing"?
I'm watching my wallet, Noddy. Also, I've asked a dry cleaner sometime in my past to just press a coat, and they refused.
I'll play with some of the ideas here and report back.
Hm, my bag isn't plastic. It's some type of fabric. From Dryel:
Like the nylon bag, the new fabric bag is reusable and specially designed for use in household dryers. To allow clothes to tumble freely, you should place no more than four garments in the Dryel Bag. You can reuse the nylon Dryel Bag for up to 20 loads and the fabric bag for up to 50 loads.
Ah, sounds like they changed it... again, I haven't used Dryel in a long time (7 years or so), but I liked it back then.
Believe me, I appreciate your budget constraints. I know our local dry cleaner will do pressing without cleaning--$3 an item.