She’d left her shoes in the car, pulled his jacket over her head like a tarp, and clutched her bag to her chest, and on the count of three, they’d made a run for it — but even the twenty yards from the parking area to the bungalow porch was enough, very likely, to ruin the skirt of her suit.
Dammit — why do I ever bother to buy dry-clean only? She thinks, trying to finger-comb her damp, rain-blown hair back into place and wishing she’d followed the train of thought that had them still in the car, steaming up the windows, making streaky handprints on the glass as they …
He’s next to her, shaking out his soaked hair like the world’s largest puppy. He sees her irritated expression and smiles that smile — the placating one that somehow manages to hint at things he won’t say, for instance that he wouldn’t have minded the staying-in-the-car scenario either.
fashionable taakos are good, but my personal favorite taakos are “theoretically stylish disaster” taakos. he buys all the most fashionable and expensive clothes that he sees but has no idea how to take care of them or put them together into actual outfits.
Taako’s wearing a stained cashmere sweater with jorts, patterned leggings, mismatched socks, and 200$ sandals. everything gets washed with magic with no regard for what’s dry-clean only or what will shrink. he doesn’t notice shrinkage until it’s to the point where it doesn’t fit. also if he wears makeup he doesn’t seal it or remove it at night and it gets absolutely everywhere
The corner of Niall’s mouth quirks. Sadie, unable to help herself,
lifts a finger to the edge of the water sphere. “What would happen if I poked
“We’d both get wet,” Niall replies.
Harry grins. “Kinky.”
“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” Cameron sighs, smacking him upside the
“Can you throw the water thing at Harry?” Sadie asks, with the curiosity
and tone of someone conducting a scientific experiment. “And furthermore, will it explode
“Uh, I dunno.”
Harry stares at the sphere, a very concerned look on his face. “Please don’t try. This shirt is dry clean only.”
“Well, now you have to do it,” Sadie says. “Dragon Ball Z style. Go on.”
“Wouldn’t that other one be more appropriate? What’s it called?”
Cameron says. “Avatar.”
“With the blue guys?” Liam asks.
“No,” Cameron and Sadie reply in unison.
Without anyone noticing, Niall has already begun carefully
siphoning the water back into the bottle. It disappears much quicker than it
came out, and Niall is clasping his (dry) hands in his lap like he hasn’t just done
washing damage the fabric, makes the color dull and takes away the
shine. As the polar group in water may interact with the polar group of fabric
and swell or stretch the protein within fibre, which results in changed fiber
shape. Therefore, some clothes are recommended to dry clean only with different
The chemicals used most for the
dry cleaning purpose is petroleum ether (a mixture of hydrocarbons) or perchloroethylene
(perc or PEC).
Since the grease, dirt or stains
on our clothes as well as the solvents used are non-polar in nature, so these
solvents can easily dissolve the grease in it (LIKE DISSOLVES LIKE) and help in
removing the grease.
Here the question arises: Which
one is potentially more useful??
§ Since the companies
needs the solvent which they can use again and again. Perc is a good choice as
it is volatile (it evaporates on its own) and can be collected in some
containers for multiple use.
§ Also, it is denser
than water. So if the two are mixed while process, they can easily be
§ They are also
non-flammable (upto 500 C, so they will not catch fire.
§ But they are
harmful for humans. The level below 5ppb is considered safer.
§ While on the other
hand, pet ether is flammable, it can easily catch fire.
§ But is less harmful than perc.
*We should stay away from such chemicals and use them as little as
possible, because ultimately they are going to harm us.
so i was watching an episode of girl code and they were talking about clothes and it was all pretty light hearted and relatable (and they were talking about how you can get away with washing some “dry clean only clothes” if you’re on a budget) and all the sudden this dude was there and he was like “ladies take care of your clothes, you spent a lot of money on them, you should take care of them” and i was like “yeah ok fair point” but then he kept talking, and he said “because someday you’re going to be taking care of my clothes” and i swear i heard a record scratch in my brain
how bout you be a goddamn adult and take care of your own fucking clothes instead of assuming your girlfriend will do it for you, my guy