Dry Cleaner’s Secret, Around $20 for a 14-Count Box

What: Angela takes the “Dry Cleaner’s Secret” home dry cleaning cloth for a spin (in the dryer, that is).

The Lowdown: We all have it – that pile of clothes in dry cleaning limbo, that need to be taken in but don’t quite make it because A) we don’t have time, or B) we don’t want to spare the extra arm or leg required to cover the cost. Even so, home dry cleaning products seem risky – what if it doesn’t work or worse, ruins your favorite blouse?

Fortunately, that didn’t happen here. The product is simple – a cleaning cloth that you toss in the dryer with three or four garments, 20 minutes on medium heat, and you’re done. Spot cleaning is easy, too – dab with the cleaning cloth until the stain is gone, then proceed as directed. My clothes came out clean, fresh-smelling, and mostly wrinkle-free (ironing might still be necessary for some items). One caution: the spot cleaning worked best on light stains – I’d still only entrust heavy spots and smudges to the pros.

Yea or Nay: For weekly, general dry cleaning needs it’s a definite yea, and at about a buck and a half per cloth, way cheaper than the dry cleaners.

Buy It: @ Wal-Mart Dry Cleaner’s Secret, Around $20 for a 14 Count Box, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid. Want to snag a free sample first? Click here.