By Dan Le BatardSunshine cleaning is an art that takes a while to master.
For many people, it can feel like an endless cycle of repetitive scrubbing.
But for others, it’s just as important as regular laundry, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
They found that the practice is especially effective in terms of cleaning dry-cleaning dust, a potentially dangerous, expensive, and time-consuming process.
In addition to cleaning dirt and other debris, it is also important to avoid using detergent.
Dry-clearing can also cause water and gas leaks, which are expensive and time consuming to repair.
“The fact that it’s such a long process, it takes so long to clean, and it’s so expensive is something that we need to be conscious of,” said senior study author Jennifer Hochberg, an assistant professor of environmental health sciences and sustainability at the UIUC School of Public Health.
“There are other environmental health costs that go with this, such as more toxic chemicals, that need to come out of the ground to make these things work.
And the water used in this process also has a long-term effect on groundwater, which is a big problem in the United States.”
The study, titled “Dry Cleaning and Environmental Impacts of Duct Cleaning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Literature,” was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
It was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Department of Defense.
Researchers looked at the results of over 10,000 people’s dry cleaning history.
They compared the cleaning histories of those who had cleaned their clothes with those who didn’t, and compared the results with the clean-ups that occurred over the course of a year.
They also looked at how often people had to clean each garment, and how often they had to do it by hand.
The researchers looked at people’s responses to the following questions:How often do you wash your clothes?
How often should I wash my clothes?
What is the most common method for cleaning my clothes: washing my clothes by hand, hand-washing, or machine-washed?
How frequently do you do the cleaning yourself?
The results revealed that those who did the cleaning themselves were more likely to report washing each garment individually, than people who did not clean their clothes.
For the study, the researchers defined “clean” as “removing dirt and debris.”
Those who had a dry cleaning job were also more likely than those who were not to wash their clothes by machine.
People who did manual washing had a lower rate of cleaning than those that did not, and people who had machine-washing jobs had a higher rate of washing their clothes than those not working in the industry.
“This is a study that has many implications,” Hochburg said.
“There is no doubt that washing a garment is a very important step in the process of cleaning a dry-cleaner.
So washing clothes by yourself, washing a machine, or washing by hand are all ways to clean a dry cleaner.
But they are not the most effective cleaning methods.”
The researchers found that people who reported washing by machine were more than three times more likely as those who reported no cleaning by hand to report that they washed their clothes once a day, or every other day.
The researchers also found that those with a dry cleaner job were more often than those with no dry cleaning jobs to report being able to wash a garment by hand at least once a week.
The authors said that it is not yet known whether the results were caused by people washing by themselves, or by washing machines that are out of warranty.
“If people have a dry cleaners service, that’s a good place to start,” Hachberg said.
“But there is also some evidence that people are washing by machines that were out of date.
There may be some people who may be getting a machine that was out of service, and so they may not have been able to get their dry cleaner service.”
The authors of the study also suggest that it may be helpful to have a friend or relative to clean your dry cleaner every once in a while.
“That may be a better option for people who don’t have a lot of friends or relatives to help them clean,” Hechberg said, “because that person will help you get the best results.”