44. Avoid Dry Clean Only Purchases

When you do buy new clothes, be sure to avoid clothes that require dry clean only treatment.

Not only are they expensive to maintain, they are harmful to the environment, because the chemicals used in the process are pretty nasty.

Delicate fabrics like silk, rayon or wool can be hand washed in mild soap flakes and hand-warm water.

Drip dry, or flat dry, don't spin or wring.

Avoid Using the Dryer