(Closed) Do you dry clean his work clothes?

posted 9 years ago in Career
  • poll: How do you wash his work clothes?

    Dry cleaner

    Just wash and dry


    Wash dry/ Iron

  • Post # 17
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    All of his work shirts and pants, and some of mine, go to the dry cleaner.  He does the drop-off and pick-up although I am usually bugging him to do it.

    I tried to wash and iron one of his shirts once and it didn’t go too well.  I decided that the amount of time it took me to get it looking “OK” was more valuable to me than the couple of dollars it took to get it looking perfect from the dry cleaner.

    Post # 18
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wash and iron them. I have a garment steamer and they always come out looking great.

    Post # 19
    2818 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yup, I take my FI’s work clothes to the dry cleaners & most of mine as well.

    Post # 20
    263 posts
    Helper bee

    This poll needs an option for “he does his own laundry.” Especially if he’s complaining about the way you do it. If he’s picky or has a professional image to maintain, he should do it himself.

    Post # 21
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My Fiance takes all his stuff to the dry cleaners and deals with it himself. The only thing that doesn’t go are his pants which are wash and wear with little fuss.

    I purposely try my best to avoid clothes that don’t wash well as goodness knows I’m not going to take the time to actually wash and iron them on my end.

    Post # 22
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We don’t live together yet so I don’t do his laundry, but my work/dress clothes all get washed at home on the delicate cycle, hung dry, and steamed. I LOVE my steamer. 

    Post # 23
    574 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    He takes care of all his work uniforms, and I wash his every day stuff.

    I told him early on that I wouldn’t touch his work uniforms because I would be really upset if I messed something up and he failed a uniform inspection because of me.

    But, yes, he dry cleans the uniforms that must be dry cleaned, and washes/irons what doesn’t require dry cleaning.  He is really, really good at ironing and folding now.. thank you US Navy. 😉

    Post # 24
    4673 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We buy the wrinkle free shirts for my Fi for work.  They work fine (as long as they aren’t left crimpled up in the laundry for too long).  

    Post # 25
    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    DH does the laundry so I don’t do anything with his work clothes!

    Post # 26
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We both wear normal street clothes for work, t-shirts and jeans, so wash and hang dry. (We live in an apartment and we have a washing machine that hooks to the kitchen sink, and we hang the clothes to dry becasue the building’s machines {$2.35 wash- $2.30 dry} are too expensive to use!)

    Our clothes are on average (second hand stores)  $4 for shirts and $7 for pants…. so why pay so much to clean them?

    Post # 27
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We both bring our work clothes to the dry cleaner because we wear suits almost everyday.  We’re both responsible for our own laundry though, so if there’s ever anything he wants washed, dried, and ironed, then he does it himself.

    Post # 28
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

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    @Boston Bee:  Same, I never took responsibility for my husband’s clothes.  We both work full time so no reason that just because I am the woman I should somehow inherit laundry! 

    Post # 29
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    DH wears a suit everyday to work so there is no way in hell I take them to the dry cleaners on a regular basis. He actually takes them all at once once about every few months. I wash his work shirts.

    Post # 30
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wash and hang, but only because he’s very tall and hates when things shrink.  His work clothes are mostly just work pants and t-shirts & I hang the t-shirts.

    Post # 31
    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    He does his own laundry and sometimes some of mine.  Most of his clothes are thrown into the washer and dryer.  He has a few tops that are hung (which I did teach him) and his suits are dry cleaned when they need it.

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