This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Just because your clothes labels say “dry-clean only” doesn’t mean you can’t clean them another way. (Photo: Getty Images) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Regret is buying the perfect article of clothing only to discover a tiny “Dry-Clean-Only” tag tucked away at the seam. This is an all too common—and frustrating—experience for me. One time I actually tossed a blazer into the washing machine, thinking a warm-water Delicates cycle would be gentle enough. The result? A shrunken, misshapen lesson on the importance of washing clothes correctly. Obviously, it was my own carelessness that led to the blazer’s demise. But, believe it or not, most garments with a dry-clean-only tag can actually be washed at home—you just need the right technique. According to Richard Neale, director of the laundry and dry-c...