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Do Laundering Instructions Affect Whether or Not You Purchase?


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potterlove potterlove 9 years
If the item is a MUST HAVE then yes, I buy it. But I try not to get so many dry clean onlys. Don't have time to get it to the cleaners!
zc zc 9 years
not at all-ive never not gotten something because of the laundring label.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
i am not so bothered by the cleaning instructions as i dry clean most of my clothes anyway... but if the fabric is too delicate i might not buy it cos i am afraid i will snag the cloth !!
Random2 Random2 9 years
I'll usually break down and get an item that's hand wash or dry clean only, then have clothes hanging around my dorm room on weekends when I do laundry. Or, I just wash everything in cold and hope for the best. And I have yet to felt or shrink a wool sweater! Or dye something red at that.
luvspink luvspink 9 years
I used to not pay attention to the laundering instructions, but once I got to college and had ot start doing my own laundry, I realized how many of my clothes were hand wash cold, and how annoying it was to wash clothes by hand. Now I usually try to avoid buying hand wash cold.
fashionstar fashionstar 9 years
Sometimes it does, because I hate when my clothes cost too much, and then are high maintenance after I buy them. But if something's super cute and I really want it I usually don't care. I hate the dry cleaners though, but I'm not too bummed if I have to hand-wash.
tidesong tidesong 9 years
I only buy special care items if I'm going to wear them for rare occasions. For daily wear I need machine washable clothing!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
I never consider the washing instructions when buying an item.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 9 years
I was just about to make the same point Kungfubunni. I design and make clothes for a living so I'm pretty knowledgeable about fabrics and stuff and I always find it incredible (and annoying) when you look at a care label and it says something is Dry Clean or Hand Wash Only even though the item may be 100% cotton or 100% polyester. It's nonsense, and as Kungfu pointed out it's purely so that a store or label can't be held liable for something that doesn't wash well because you haven't followed the instructions! Consequently I now ignore all care labels. I check the fabric composition instead and judge for myself how best to wash it. It hasn't failed for me yet, and these days there's almost nothing that can't take a cool, delicate machine wash.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 9 years
Unless it's silk or wool, I pretty much just wash everything on the cold/delicate cycle.
mommie mommie 9 years
No, I don't care much.
Saturn9 Saturn9 9 years
I try to keep the number of dry-clean only things I have to a minimum. Handwash is no problem, thanks to my lovely front-loader washing machine.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I think I only have one top and two skirts that require dry cleaning. I don't have time or money to dry clean or hand wash.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I've never even thought to look at the washing instructions of a garmet when I'm buying. I have a great dry cleaner who I trust so I don't worry about it too much.
sarabel sarabel 9 years
I never look when I buy but when I get home I curse myself for buying another item requiring dry cleaning. you'd think i'd be smarter about it.
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
I hate taking care of "special" items, but it must be done. I buy what I like and if that includes special care items, then I'm stuck with the chore. But luckily my parents used to own/work at a cleaners back then, so I go to them for advice on how to care for my items at home! =D
vienvien vienvien 9 years
Sometimes. If I really love the outfit I would buy it. But if I can just forgo it because I don't need it yet orI might have simimilar options, I won't buy it. But most of my dry clean clothes, I dry clean them at home using Dryel sheets. Most suede, leather, pleather cannot be dry clean , so I take them to the professionals.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
if i find something i like, i buy it. if it's dry clean only, then i use dryel dryer sheets (as long as i didn't get it dirty) and if it's hand watch, then i use the gentle cycle. i'm a bit lazy when it comes to laundry.
silverpenny013 silverpenny013 9 years
I try not to get too many items that need special care... it's annoying to have to constantly think of that. And besides, I usually just forget and stick it in the washer - nothing has shrunk yet, so I'm just hoping to keep the streak going. But when it's silk or something that I know I can't wash, I try not to wear it too often and take really good care of it.
BeautifyMyLife BeautifyMyLife 9 years
dry cleaning gets expensive, but when it comes down to it, if I love something, I'm buying it.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 9 years
i took a some sewing classes recently and the instructor basically said that the stuff that says hand washable or dry clean only is just b/c clothes are cheaply made and the label doesn't want to be held responsible for when the piece falls apart in the wash. so now unless it's silk, i just wash everything!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I don't usually buy things that require handwashing but dry cleaning doesn't effect my decision.
Candace04 Candace04 9 years
i take it into consideration, but most of the best looking clothing items SHOULD be specially cared for... I don't want to waste my money on something that i'll have to replace in a few months! so i don't mind footing a drycleaning bill or spending an hour in the sink hand-washing my things. ;)
Glamorous84 Glamorous84 9 years
I dont want to end up hand washing everything
OliveBlack OliveBlack 9 years
I'm not too fussed about cleaning instructions, aside from things that need to be dry cleaned. Hand wash only items either get handwashed or thrown in the handwash cycle on my washing machine. I know I would never bother getting anything dry cleaned though, so I don't buy anything that requires it.
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